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September 2016
Past Issues

Judge Kitaoka, LLB '40 — An Extraordinary Man from an Extraordinary Generation

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Takashi Kitaoka, LLB '40, Baylor Law's oldest alumnus, leaves behind a remarkably inspiring legacy. Remembered as the first Maui-born judge to serve the Maui County circuit, a first sergeant who fought in the famed 100th Infantry Battalion during World War II, and an effective government official who was director of the state Labor Department, Judge Kitaoka was to be presented in Honolulu with the Distinguished Achievement Award. . . Full Story

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Friday, October 21

Dinner and Dancing at the Baylor Club
6:30 p.m., the Baylor Club at McLane Stadium


Cut loose on the dance floor and celebrate significant leadership
milestones of our beloved Baylor Law deans, faculty, and staff.


Saturday, October 22

Breakfast and CLE
Legal Innovation: Where do Lawyers and Law Schools Need to be Going?
9:00 a.m., Baylor Law School


Burgers & Blue Bell
1:00 p.m., the home of Leah and Ted Teague



To RSVP or for more information, please visit: baylor.edu/law/celebrating25years

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Sustaining Lifetime Member
Continues to contribute $200 or more per year after becoming a Lifetime Member.

Lifetime Member
Status is achieved once $1,500 has been given.

Sustaining Fellow
Achieves the Fellow level and continues to contribute at least $200 per year for five consecutive years.

Fellow
Contributes at least $100 per year for five consecutive years.

Membership dues can be paid online by clicking here, with your mobile phone by texting BAYLORLAW to 41444, or sent by mail.

If sending by mail, please make checks payable to "Baylor Law School" with "Baylor Law Alumni Association membership dues" in the memo line. Checks may be mailed to: Baylor Law Alumni Association, One Bear Place #97026, Waco, Texas 76798

Questions? Contact berkley_knas@baylor.edu

Congratulations to the Baylor Lawyers who were Recognized in the 23rd Edition of 'Best Lawyers of America'

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Attorneys named to The Best Lawyers in America were recognized by their peers in the legal industry for their professional excellence in 142 practice areas. For the 2017 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America, 7.3 million votes were analyzed, which resulted in almost 55,000 leading lawyers being included in the new edition . . . Full Story

Hire a Baylor Lawyer Today!

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Whether you're looking for a summer clerk or full-time attorney, someone experienced or right out of school, the Career Development Office stands ready to assist you. You can post a job on our website or contact Daniel Hare (254-710-7617) to discuss your specific need. Hire a Baylor Lawyer Today!


Alumni NOTES
Alumni Notes are published based on the information we receive from our alumni.
If you have been recognized or have other professional news to share, please e-mail Berkley_Knas@baylor.edu, for inclusion in the next issue of Rocket Docket.

Senator Don Adams, JD '63, is the recipient of the 2015 James Madison Award presented by the Freedom of Information Foundation of Texas. . . Read More
Neal W. Adams, JD '70, of Adams, Lynch & Loftin, P.C. in Grapevine, was the 7th recipient of the Kelly Frels Lifetime Achievement Award for School Law given by the State Bar of Texas' School Law Section.
Elizabeth Pratt, JD '87, has been elected President of the Katy Bar Association (KBA), an active bar association drawing members from Fort Bend, Harris, and Waller Counties. . . Read More
Jonathan J. Bates, JD '93, of Kinser & Bates, LLP in Dallas is the 2016-2017 President of the Texas Academy of Family Law Specialists. . . Read More
Gregory S. Cagle, JD '98, of Savrick Schumann Johnson McGarr Kaminski & Shirley, L.L.P. in Austin was granted membership in the College of Community Association Lawyers (CCAL). . . Read More
Joel Bailey, JD '09, joined Hedrick Kring, PLLC as a partner in Dallas. Bailey's practice focuses on complex civil litigation.
Michelle Simpson Tuegel, JD '10, of Hunt Tuegel, PLLC in Waco was elected to the Board of Directors of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL). . . Read More
Kelley Clark, JD '13, joined Gray Reed & McGraw, P.C. as an associate attorney in the firm's Houston office. Clark was also elected to the Houston Young Lawyers Association Board of Directors.
In Memoriam
Hon. Takashi Kitaoka, LLB '40 Full Obituary
Elven Lloyd "Hut" Raulston, JD '50 Full Obituary
Curtis W. "Bill" Fenley, Jr., JD '56 Full Obituary
Franklin George Tucker, JD '64 Full Obituary
Turner W. Branch, JD '65 Full Obituary
Robert "Bob" King Monk, JD '82 Full Obituary
Events
October 21-22, 2016

BAYLOR LAW ALUMNI WEEKEND AND 25TH CELEBRATION OF LEADERSHIP AND SERVICE
Waco, TX

November 10, 2016

HOUSTON BAYLOR LAWYER NETWORK RECEPTION
6:00 - 7:30 p.m.
alliantgroup, L.P.
3009 Post Oak Blvd.
Houston, Texas 77056

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254.710.8375 | baylor.edu/law/alumni

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