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OUTLaw’s LGBTQ+ Legal Clinic receives NCBA 2018 Law Student Group Pro Bono Service Award

Wake Forest law school student group OUTLaw’s LGBTQ+ Legal Clinic has been selected by the North Carolina Bar Association (NCBA) Pro Bono Committee to receive the NCBA  2018 Law Student Group Pro Bono Service Award, according to organizers. The LGBTQ+ Legal Clinic will be honored during the 2018 NCBA annual meeting in Wilmington on Friday, June 22.

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Photo of Allan B. Head (BA ’66, JD ’69) receives the N.C. State Bar’s John B. McMillan Distinguished Service Award

Memorial service for longtime N.C. Bar Association Executive Director Allan B. Head (BA ’66, JD ’69) set for Feb. 20

Allan B. Head (BA ’66, JD ’69), who devoted 43 years of service to the North Carolina Bar Association (NCBA) and the North Carolina Bar Foundation, died on Friday, Feb. 16, 2018, at the age of 73. He joined the staff of the NCBA/NCBF as executive secretary on Dec. 1, 1973, and served as executive director from 1981 until his retirement on Dec. 31, 2016, according to an e-mail sent out by the NCBA.

A memorial service is scheduled for 2 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 20, at White Memorial Presbyterian Church, 1704 Oberlin Road, Raleigh. The family will receive friends at the church following the service. A second service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 21, at Enterprise Baptist Church, 404 Enterprise Road, in Littleton, North Carolina.

“Allan Head had a profound impact on the legal profession in North Carolina,” said NCBA President Caryn McNeill. “The success of the North Carolina Bar Association is directly attributable to his vision and the degree to which he sincerely cared about our members and staff.  Continue reading »

Adjunct Professor Bettie Sousa (JD ’81) featured in N.C. Bar Association magazine

Adjunct Professor Bettie Sousa (JD ’81) was featured in the November 2017 issue of North Carolina Lawyer, the North Carolina Bar Association (NCBA) flagship magazine. Sousa authored the article, “‘Where She Has Practiced Her Entire Career’: Reflections On Coming a Long Way,“  which was first published at ncbarblog.com.

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Michael A. Grace (JD ’77) receives Wade M. Smith Award from NCBA Criminal Justice Section

Michael A. Grace (JD ’77), an adjunct professor for the Wake Forest University School of Law, will receive the Wade M. Smith Award from the North Carolina Bar Association’s Criminal Justice Section at the Gilchrist/Smith Awards Dinner at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 1, in Raleigh. Continue reading »

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Journal of Law and Policy to host symposium on the legal, ethical issues of quarantines on Friday, Feb. 23

The Wake Forest Journal of Law & Policy (JLP) will host the “Isolated by the Law: Legal and Ethical Issues Surrounding Quarantine During Public Health Emergencies” symposium beginning at 9 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 23, 2018, in the Worrell Professional Center, Room 1312.

The event is free and open to the public. Up to four hours of free Continuing Legal Education (CLE) credit from the North Carolina Bar Association (NCBA) has been approved. The symposium is co-sponsored by the Wake Forest Center for Bioethics, Health, & Society.  Registration is available online or onsite or by contacting Symposium Editor Stephanie Criscione.

For those who can’t make it to campus, the event will be live webcast in two segments: Session 1 (8:45 to 12:15) and Session 2 (12:50 to 4:15).

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Alumni, Professor Joel Newman among those to be honored at annual NCBA meeting June 22-25

A number of Wake Forest Law alumni are among those set to be honored at the 119th Annual Meeting of the North Carolina Bar Association (NCBA), which will be held Thursday through Sunday, June 22-25, 2017, in Asheville. Continue reading »

Three alumni among NCBA 2017 Citizen Lawyer Award recipients to be honored in June

Ray Bretzmann (BA ’71, JD ’74), Robert Ramseur (BA ’92, JD ’95) and Susan Harman-Scott (JD ‘86) of Manteo are among those who will receive Citizen Lawyer Awards on Friday, June 23, recently received the North Carolina Bar Association Citizen Lawyer Award. Bretzmann and Ramseur are two of 12 lawyers among the 10th class of Citizen Lawyer Award recipients who will be recognized at the 2017 NCBA Annual Meeting scheduled June 22-25, 2017, at The Omni Grove Park Inn in Asheville for exemplary public service to their communities. Bretzmann serves on the board of multiple community organizations and owns his own practice in High Point, North Carolina. Ramseur is the Partner/Chair of the Real Estate Department at Ragsdale Liggett in Raleigh, North Carolina. Harman-Scott has her firm, Susan Harman-Scott, Attorney at Law, in Manteo. Continue reading »

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Dean Suzanne Reynolds (JD ’77), John Robinson to present CLE program, ‘The Ethics of Clarence Darrow,’ on April 25 at Johnston County Courthouse

Wake Forest Law will host a two-hour Continuing Legal Education (CLE) program for the North Carolina Bar Association from 3 to 5 p.m. on Tuesday, April 25, 2017 in the Johnston County Courthouse’s Old Superior Courtroom.

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Pro Bono Project students, alumni to help coastal North Carolina Habitat for Humanity clients over Spring Break 2017

Wake Forest Law students involved in the Pro Bono Project are going to bring their Pro Humanitate spirit to help North Carolina coastal residents over Spring Break 2017, according to Executive Director Sarah Saint (JD ’17).

Under the direction of supervising attorneys, who also happen to be Wake Forest Law alumni, students will conduct a Wills and Advance Directives Clinic at the Brunswick County Habitat for Humanity on March 3-7.

“I cannot encourage you enough to take a few days out of your Spring Break to give back,” Saint wrote in an email to students. “This is a great experience if you have any interest in drafting documents, elder law, poverty law, estate planning, health care law, or just love pro bono.”

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Three Wake Forest Law alumni receive Citizen Lawyer Awards from North Carolina Bar Association

A number of Wake Forest Law alumni, including the Honorable Richard L. Doughton (JD ’71), Marc L. Isaacson (JD ’82) and James R. Van Camp (JD ’65), received awards at the 118th Annual Meeting of the North Carolina Bar Association (NCBA) on June 24, 2016.  The annual meeting consisted of various award ceremonies, candidate forums, receptions, legal education programs and more from June 23-26 in Charlotte.

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