Rocket Docket | November 2019

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November 2019
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Baylor Law Students Get Unique Access to Federal Judges During 'Judicial Weekend 2019'

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Baylor Law hosted its Fourth Annual Judicial Clerkship Reception as part of its 'Judicial Weekend'. The event, which is attended each year by judges from the federal bench, provides a unique opportunity for current students to interact and network with judges and their clerks while learning about the benefits of becoming a clerk. . . Full Story

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Baylor Law Honored to Participate in Texas Veterans Legal Aid Week

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During the week of November 10-16, veterans across Texas received free legal help as part of Texas Veterans Legal Aid Week coordinated by the Texas Access to Justice Foundation. Baylor Law's Veterans Clinic was honored to have participated and hosted a free legal advice clinic for veterans and their spouses. . . Full Story

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Baylor Law Hosts Special Continuing Legal Education Course, "Promoting Justice"

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A special CLE presented by the Baylor Law Alumni Association and MCCDLA, "Promoting Justice: Where Prosecutors and Defense Attorneys Seek Common Ground," covered the topics of cognitive bias, a prosecutor's duty to seek justice, tales from the front lines of prosecution, bad science, and the powerful story of Anthony Graves, who served 18 years in prison before being exonerated. Special thanks to all of our presenters: Richard Alpert, Malcolm Bales, David M. Gonzalez, Anthony Graves, and Brian Serr. . . More Photos

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Whether you're looking for a summer clerk or full-time attorney, someone experienced or right out of school, the Baylor Law Career Development Office stands ready to assist you. You can post a job on our website or contact the Career Development Office at or 254.710.1210 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 a future issue of Rocket Docket.

Hon. Molly Francis, JD '81, was appointed by Governor Greg Abbott to the Texas Board of Criminal Justice. Judge Francis is a retired senior judge with 28 years of judicial service, most recently on the Fifth Court of Appeals. She is a member of the State Bar of Texas and served as chair of the Judicial Selection Committee, former board member and current member of the Dallas Bar Association, and former chair of the Texas Center for the Judiciary. She is board certified in Criminal Law and Criminal Appellate Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.
Hon. Bill Sowder, JD '84, announced his retirement from the 99th District Court in Lubbock County at the end of his term in December 2020 after 15 years on the bench.
Aaron Burkes, JD '93, CEO of the Northwest Arkansas Regional Airport Authority, has joined the local board of directors for Arvest Bank in Benton County in northwest Arkansas.
Joel Hoelscher, JD '06, with Hoelscher Gebbia Cepeda PLLC in San Antonio, authored the book LexisNexis Practice Guide: Texas Drunk Driving Law. The 2019 edition was recently released.
L. Caroleene Hardee Dobson, JD '12, has joined the real estate practice of Maynard Cooper & Gale LLP in Birmingham, Alabama.
Charlie Ginn, JD '13, with The McCraw Law Group in McKinney, was awarded the 2019 Texas Trial Lawyers Association Outstanding Advocate Award recognizing a member of the TTLA Board of Advocates who embodies the qualities of balance, tradition and professionalism and demonstrates a deeply held belief in justice and family.
Kyle Knas, JD '14, was recently named partner with Naman Howell Smith & Lee, PLLC, practicing estate planning, probate, and business law in the Waco office.
Erin Toolan, JD '15, is the new assistant attorney general for the Office of Attorney General of the Commonwealth of Northern Mariana Islands.
Stephen Burbank, JD '18, joined Scott Douglass & McConnico's trial practice as an Associate following his federal judicial clerkship with the Honorable Alan Albright. Burbank has a background in land and mineral interest issues.
Daniel Pelligrin, JD '19, joined Martin, Disiere, Jefferson & Wisdom in Houston.
In Memoriam
Chester Carlton Young, Sr., JD '50, Full Obituary
Jim Johnson, JD '58, Full Obituary
The Hon. Don W. Clements, JD '72, Full Obituary
John Embry Bevil, JD '73, Full Obituary
Jesse Carillo, JD '73, Full Obituary
Loy Mark McMillon, JD '95, Full Obituary
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