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October 2016
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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:

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Come watch the Homecoming Parade with the Baylor Law Alumni Association! Breakfast in front of Morrison Hall, Sat. Oct. 15, 8:30 a.m., 1410 S. 5th Street. No reservation necessary!

Baylor Law School Professor's Work Influential in Billion Dollar GM Ignition Switch Defect Litigation

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The United States District Court for the Southern District of New York cited Baylor Law School professor Jill Wieber Lens in litigation regarding General Motors' billion dollar ignition defect . . . Full Story

Baylor Law School Veterans Clinic Makes Real Differences in the Lives of Vets

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Since its inception, the Baylor Law School Veterans Clinic has provided free legal advice to hundreds of local veterans. At the monthly clinics, Baylor Law students assist . . . Full Story

Baylor Lawyer Featured in Texas Super Lawyers Magazine

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Stephen E. McConnico, of Scott Douglass McConnico in Austin, was featured in the 2016 Texas Super Lawyers Magazine. Read the story here.

George Chandler, LLB '62, has Spent Many Years Volunteering With the Practice Court Program

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"It fills my tank up and makes me want to go back home and try cases," said Chandler. Friends, colleagues, students, and classmates of George Chandler know he is a delightful person, a thoughtful teacher, and a fierce advocate. Check out his thoughts on the Practice Court Program in this short interview.

More Baylor Lawyers 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

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It's Time to Renew Your Baylor Law Alumni Association Dues

The Baylor Law Alumni Association is a dues-paying organization. Membership dues are invaluable for the continued success of Baylor Law alumni events and programs. If you have not yet paid your dues, you may do so conveniently online.

New this year – you can pay your dues on your phone! Simply text the keyword: BAYLORLAW to the number 41444.

Questions? Contact

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, for inclusion in the next issue of Rocket Docket.

Senator Don Adams, JD '63, was recognized by the Friends of The Daily for his support of a free press and his selection as 2015 James Madison Award winner by the Freedom of Information Foundation of Texas.
Otway B. Denny, Jr., JD '73, of Norton Rose Fulbright's Houston office, was selected as a Lifetime Achievement honoree of the 2016 Professional Excellence Awards of Texas Lawyer.
John Weber, JD '73, of Norton Rose Fulbright, was honored as a 2017 Lawyer by of the Year by Best Lawyers in America for Product Liability Litigation – Defendants. . . Read More
Carmen Eiker, JD '78, of Carrington, Coleman, Sloman & Blumenthal, L.L.P. in Dallas was named a 2016 Texas Super Lawyer.
Marilea Lewis, JD '78, of Orsinger, Nelson, Downing & Anderson LLP was named a 2016 Texas Super Lawyer and Top 100 Attorney in Texas for her work in family law.
William R. Greendyke, JD '79, of Norton Rose Fulbright, was honored as a 2017 Lawyer by of the Year by Best Lawyers in America for Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights/Insolvency and Reorganization Law. . . Read More
Keith Nelson, JD '83, of Orsinger, Nelson, Downing & Anderson LLP was named a 2016 Texas Super Lawyer for his work in family law.
Jeff Nobles, JD '86, of counsel of Deans & Lyons in Houston was named a Super Lawyer for the 14th consecutive year for his work in appellate cases.
Craig B. Florence, JD '87, of the Dallas office of Gardere was named a 2016 Texas Super Lawyer for his work in business litigation.
Katherine A. Fillmore, JD '09, joined the Butler Snow team in Austin. Fillmore practices with the firm's product liability group.
Hunter Lewis, JD '10, of Orsinger, Nelson, Downing & Anderson LLP was named a 2016 Texas Super Lawyer for his work in family law.
Charmaine Wilde, JD '12, entered private practice as part of the John McGlothlin Law Firm in San Marcos. Wilde also is serving her second year as president of the Hays County Bar Association.
In Memoriam
Hon. Gibson Gayle, Jr., JD '50 Full Obituary
October 21-22, 2016

Waco, TX

November 10, 2016

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

January 2017

Hosted by the Rodriguez Law Firm
Date TBD

March 2017

Hosted by Stephens Anderson & Cummings
Date TBD

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