Save the Date: Oct. 3, 2014, for the Jere F. White Jr. Trial Advocacy Institute

Posted: Thu, 08/14/2014 - 11:36

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. The Trial Advocacy Institute serves as the primary fundraising event for the Jere F. White, Jr. Fellows Program at Cumberland School of Law.

Prior to his death on Oct. 3, 2011, Jere and his wife, Lyda, established the Jere F. White, Jr. Fellows Program. The Fellows Program recruits students with not only strong academic credentials, but also an outstanding history of leadership and commitment to service, thereby promoting the development of lawyers who share ideals that were important to Jere.

The Jere F. White, Jr. Trial Advocacy Institute promises to be a unique continuing legal education program offering an outstanding range of presenters and moderators. ESPN broadcaster, attorney and best-selling author Jay Bilas is the keynote speaker.

Jere is recognized as one of the most outstanding lawyers in the country. More importantly, he is remembered as a great person, friend and mentor. A graduate of the University of Georgia and Samford University’s Cumberland School of Law, Jere was a founding member of Lightfoot, Franklin & White, LLC, in Birmingham, Ala. Jere held himself and others to the highest standard of the practice of law. A third-generation lawyer, he was truly a lawyer’s lawyer. He cherished his relationships with the bench and lawyers on both sides of the bar. Jere balanced his success as a lawyer with an even stronger devotion to his faith, family, friends and community.

Institute Program

Registration for the Institute

Make a Gift to the Fund Gifts can be made to the Jere F. White Jr. Fellows Program online or by check made out to “Cumberland School of Law” with “White Fellows” in the memo line sent to: Attention David Hutchens, Cumberland School of Law, Samford University ROBH 209, 800 Lakeshore Dr., Birmingham AL 35229.