Montgomery, Ala., July 20, 2013 – Anthony A. Joseph, a shareholder in the Birmingham law firm of Maynard Cooper & Gale PC, has been chosen president of the 17,300-member Alabama State Bar. Joseph will assume office following the state bar’s annual meeting July 17-20, 2013.
Joseph will focus much of his one-year term on expanding the opportunity for access to justice to those Alabamians without the financial ability to retain legal assistance, addressing policy changes that support quality indigent defense and continuing the Bar’s public initiatives to ensure adequate funding for the courts.
On the morning of Friday, July 12, Cumberland School of Law’s mock trial training was mentioned on National Public Radio (NPR).
“That’s going beyond merely keeping an official ‘in the loop,’ for example, by being at a remote terminal reviewing potential or questionable citations,” said Professor Hartzog in the June 4 ars technica article “Iowa City to ban red-light cameras, drones, and license plate readers too.” To access this article, go to http://tinyurl.com/ma8h98m.
Dean John L. Carroll
Dean John L. Carroll
Another Great Year for Advocacy Competitions at Cumberland School of Law: A Recap of the 2012–13 Academic Year
In June 2013, Jennifer Reynolds will represent the law school at the National Top Gun Mock Trial Competition in Waco, Texas, after a tough battle between the former third-year trial team members, Keith Knowlton, Cory Ricci and Chambers
Birmingham, Alabama: -- On Wednesday, April 17, 2013, six Cumberland School of Law students from the Black Law Students Association (BLSA) presented a mini-trial version of the United States v. Andre Clark case file to a group of area minority high school students. The event was part of the Minority Pre-Law Conference held at Birmingham Southern College. Marcus Maples with Sirote & Permutt invited the law students to participate in the event.
2013 Distinguished Alumnus & Young Alumnus of the Year Awards, and the 2013 Friend of the Law School Award
Birmingham, Alabama: -- At the 2013 Reunion Weekend, John L. Carroll, dean and Ethel P. Malugen Professor of Law, announced the 2013 Distinguished Alumnus and Young Alumnus of the Year awards, and the 2013 Friend of the Law School award. Please join Cumberland School of Law to congratulate Rodney Max, Class of 1975, Jacob A.
The Top Gun National Mock Trial Competition is designed to provide a forum for recognition and competition among the nation’s best student advocates. Invited to this competition are 16 of the nation’s most successful trial advocacy school.
San Antonio, Texas: -- From April 4–6, two Cumberland School of Law trial teams competed at the National Trial Competition (NTC) in San Antonio, Texas.
On March 15, 2013, alumnus Michael A. Worel, from the Cumberland School of Law Class of 1981, became president of the International Society of Barristers (ISOB). Alumnus Scott A. Powell, from the Class of 1978, held this position in 2006. According to the ISOB, membership is by invitation only. In addition, there is a thorough “screening process that considers the lawyer’s ability, experience, accomplishments and ethical standards as assessed by trial lawyers and judges. The ISOB was created in 1965 and is dedicated to preserving trial by jury, the adversary system and an independent judiciary. Its founders conceived the organization to bring together the best of the trial bar in a setting devoid of partisan interests. As individuals, the Fellows of the Society are committed to the highest of ethical standards and to civility in all their personal and professional relationships.”
WACO, Texas -- The week of March 17, Cumberland School of Law’s National Client Counseling team of (pictured from left) Victoria Ebrahimi (third-year) and Kayla Schoen (second-year) advanced to the championship round of the American Bar Association’