Catharine Arrowood

Photo of Wake Forest Law Alumni Mona Lisa Wallace (left), Joe Cheshire, Catharine Arrowood, Gene Boyce and Dean Suzanne Reynolds are part of the North Carolina Lawyers Weekly inaugural Hall of Fame.

Nine Wake Forest University alumni among inaugural North Carolina Lawyers Hall of Fame inductees

The first woman to lead Wake Forest Law, an assistant chief counsel to the Watergate Committee, a former Charlotte mayor, and a nationally known criminal defense attorney are just four of the nine Wake Forest University alumni inducted into the inaugural North Carolina Lawyers Hall of Fame at a luncheon on June 26, 2018, at the Capital Club in downtown Raleigh.

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Catharine Arrowood (BA ’73, JD ’76) among latest members elected to the American Law Institute (ALI)

Catharine Arrowood (BA ’73, JD ’76) is one of 61 newly elected members to the American Law Institute (ALI), according to the Institute’s press release.

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Wake Forest Law hosts ‘Grit and Growth Mindset: Advancing Women in the Law’ on Thursday, Oct. 22

About 30 women attended Wake Forest Law’s “Grit and Growth Mindset: Advancing Women in the Law” training on Oct. 22 presented by Women in Law, the Office of Career & Professional Development and the Forsyth County Women Attorneys Association in the Worrell Professional Center. The session was held as part of the second annual All-Law School Alumni Weekend (LAW). Continue reading »

Wake Forest Law hosts ABA program ‘Grit and Growth Mindset: Advancing Women in the Law’ on Thursday, Oct. 22

Wake Forest Law’s Women in Law, the Office of Career & Professional Development (OCPD) and the Forsyth County Women Attorneys Association will present “Grit and Growth Mindset: Advancing Women in the Law” from 3 to 5 p.m on Thursday, Oct. 22, in the Worrell Professional Center, Room 1101. Catharine Arrowood (JD ’73), former president of the North Carolina Bar Association, and the Honorable Denise Hartsfield (JD ’91) will help lead the training. Registration for the training, which is free and open to current students and alumni, is available here.

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Photo of Dean Suzanne Reynolds (JD '77) in Worrell Professional Center library

Dean Suzanne Reynolds (JD ’77) among alumni named to newly created North Carolina Commission on the Administration of Law and Justice (NCCALJ)

North Carolina Supreme Court Chief Justice Mark Martin has announced the full membership of the newly created North Carolina Commission on the Administration of Law and Justice (NCCALJ).

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Outgoing North Carolina Bar President Catharine Arrowood (’73, ’76) leads by example

When Catharine Arrowood (’73, ’76) attended Wake Forest Law, it was a different time. In 1973, women were just beginning to gain a foothold in careers such as law that were traditionally reserved for men. Continue reading »

Photo of Wake Forest University School of Law Dean Suzanne Reynolds (JD '77)

Dean Suzanne Reynolds (’77) to receive Renaissance Lawyer Award from N.C. Bar Association on Friday, June 19

The North Carolina Bar Association (NCBA) Board of Governors has voted unanimously to award the H. Brent McKnight Renaissance Lawyer Award to newly named Wake Forest Law Dean Suzanne Reynolds (’77). The award will be presented at the NCBA Annual Meeting on Friday, June 19, in Asheville, North Carolina. Catharine Arrowood (BA ’73, JD ’76), partner at Parker Poe and president of the NCBA, will present the award to Dean Reynolds. Arrowood received the award in 2011. Continue reading »

Catharine Biggs Arrowood (’73, ’76) featured in 2015 Super Lawyers cover story

Catharine Biggs Arrowood (’73, ’76) was featured in the 2015 Super Lawyers North Carolina magazine’s February cover story. The article, “You’re just here to find a husbands,” gives an oral history of North Carolina’s first female attorneys in the 1970s. Continue reading »