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Wake Forest Law wins NCBA ‘Legal Feeding Frenzy’ fourth year in row

Wake Forest Law has for the fourth year in a row won the N.C. Bar Association’s North Carolina Legal Feeding Frenzy. The 2017 event saw more than 300,000 pounds of food collected.

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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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Rhoda Billings (JD’ 66), Grady Barnhill (JD ’58) receive 2016 Chief Justice’s Professionalism Award

Professor Emeritus Rhoda Billings (JD’ 66) and the late Grady Barnhill (JD ’58, P ’81, P ’90, P ’90) are recipients of the 2016 Chief Justice’s Professionalism Award. North Carolina Supreme Court Chief Justice Mark Martin presented the awards at a joint dinner of the North Carolina State Bar and North Carolina Bar Association dinner on Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2017.

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Earn CLE ethics credit with Dean Suzanne Reynolds (JD ’77) in February

With the deadline for 2016 Continuing Legal Education (CLE) credits fast approaching, Dean Suzanne Reynolds (JD ’77) and Wake Forest Law are offering two different CLE credit opportunities for Wake Forest Law alumni in five North Carolina cities: Asheville, Charlotte, Greensboro, Raleigh and Winston-Salem. Credit approval is currently pending with the North Carolina State Bar Association (NCBA).

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Professor John Korzen (JD ’91) speaks at North Carolina Bar Association Appellate CLE

Professor John Korzen spoke to more than 100 attorneys in Cary, North Carolina, on September 30, at a North Carolina Bar Association CLE.

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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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Members of the Elder Law Clinic connect with alumni at NCBA Elder Law Symposium

Members of  Wake Forest Law’s Elder Law Clinic attended the North Carolina Bar Association’s (NCBA) 20th Annual Elder and Special Needs Law Symposium on Feb. 25-26 at the Pinehurst Resort in Pinehurst, North Carolina. Members had the chance to meet with several Elder Law Clinic alumni who now practice as elder law attorneys.

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North Carolina Legal Feeding Frenzy continues through March 31

Wake Forest Law students, faculty, staff and alumni aim to take home the first-place prize for a third year in a row in the 2016 North Carolina Legal Feeding Frenzy. In the past two years, Wake Forest Law won the competition sponsored by the North Carolina Bar Association with 15.98 pounds of food per person in 2015 and 21.3 pounds per person in 2014.

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Professor Beth Hopkins profiled in North Carolina Lawyer

Professor Beth Hopkins was recently profiled in the North Carolina Lawyer, where she discussed her experience as one of the first black students at Wake Forest University and her work with the International Tennis Federation. The original story by Russell Rawlings of the North Carolina Bar Association follows:

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