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In recognition of Celebrate Pro Bono 2014, Cumberland School of Law salutes the following law students and alumna for their ongoing commitment to pro bono work:
Law Student Honoree (left):
From Oct. 2-5, 2014, Cumberland School of Law students participated in the first trial tournament of the 2014-15 academic year at the University of Florida, Gainesville, Fla.
Please join Cumberland School of Law Oct. 16, from 11 a.m. to noon, for a public lecture given by American Bar Association President William C. Hubbard.
Judge John L. Carroll, professor of law, becomes acting director of the Alabama Ethics Commission on October 1 when Jim Sumner ’74 steps down after 17 years. Judge Carroll remains a full-time faculty member at Cumberland School of Law.
Samford University's Cumberland School of Law has opened the eDiscovery Institute and Review Center in partnership with cicayda.
A Nashville, Tenn.-based company, cicayda provides eDiscovery software applications, professional managed litigation support services, and eDiscovery consulting and auditing, according to Henry Strickland, Cumberland School of Law dean.
The first-year class at Samford University’s Cumberland School of Law embarked on a class service project Friday, August 15, from 1-5 pm, across six Birmingham locations providing more than 500 volunteer hours. Upper class law students, professors and administrators also joined the effort.
On Oct. 3, 2014, to honor the late 1980 graduate Jere F. White, Jr., Samford University’s Cumberland School of Law hosts with the Alabama State Committee of the American College of Trial Lawyers the Jere F. White, Jr. Trial Advocacy Institute.
A Peek at the 2014 Summer Cambridge, England, Study Abroad Program—Including a Visit from Lithuanian Alumna Raulinaityte ’98
By Vice Dean [ret.] James Lewis
Every year, Cumberland School of Law alumni are honored at the Alabama State Bar Annual Meeting. At the 2014 Bar Meeting held in Destin, Fla., Anthony A. Joseph’s (’80) term ended as the 2013-14 Alabama State Bar President. Before Joseph’s term closed, he honored fellow alumni, among others, with Ala. State Bar awards.
At the 2014 Cumberland School of Law graduation ceremony, Samford Provost and Executive Vice President Brad Creed announced that the Samford Board of Trustees had approved a new award, the John L.
The Morgan County, Ala., Bar Association passed a resolution to recognize annually an individual for outstanding public service to the community. The award will be called the Albert P. Brewer Award for Outstanding Public Service. Gov. Brewer was named the first recipient of the award.
Dean John L. Carroll urged graduates of Samford University's Cumberland School of Law to place a high priority on service as they enter the legal profession.
Mary Ann Etzler ’95 is a partner at the law firm of Miller Etzler, P.L., Orlando, Fla. Since July 2001, Etzler has been a plaintiff and defense litigator with a focus on commercial, general business, real estate, lender and banking issues, construction, and environmental law, as well as related collection, contract and insurance disputes. She is licensed to practice in federal and state court and Etzler's areas of practice involve all aspects of trial, mediation and arbitration. In addition, she serves as a Guardian ad Litem for abused, abandoned and neglected children and is a Certified Circuit Civil Mediator.
Cumberland Finishes Top 8 of 220 Teams in the Nation Competing in the 2014 American Association for Justice Competition
After taking first place at the regional component of the American Association for Justice (AAJ) Student Trial Advocacy Competition in Atlanta, Ga., Rushton “Rush” G. Thrift, Matthew “Matt” D. Woodham, John R. Spade and Spenser H. Templeton continued to the national rounds in Santa Monica, Calif., from April 10-13. The journey west resulted in a trip to the quarter-final round.