Rocket Docket | October 2020

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October 2020
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Baylor Law Celebrates Its 14th Award for Access To Justice and Pro Bono Services

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Lone Star Legal Aid, a nonprofit law firm focused on advocacy on behalf of low-income and underserved populations in Texas, has awarded Baylor Law their 2020 Pro Bono Excellence Award, in appreciation of "extraordinary efforts to ensure access to the legal system for low-income residents in multiple Texas Counties." This is Baylor Law's 14th Award for Access to Justice and Pro Bono Services since 2010. . . Full Story

Baylor Law Hosts Second Criminal Law Boot Camp of 2020

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The second Criminal Law Boot Camp of 2020 offered an intense introduction to Texas state criminal practice taught by highly experienced prosecutors, criminal defense lawyers, and judges. Through a series of lectures, strategic breakout discussions, and mock trial exercises, students were exposed to real-world criminal case theories and preparation skills that are essential for successful criminal prosecution and defense. . . Full Story

Baylor Law Veterans Clinic Announce Free Estate Planning for Veterans and Their Spouses as Part of 2020 Veterans Day Commemoration

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The Baylor Law Veterans Clinic has announced that for the ninth consecutive year, it will offer free estate planning for veterans and their spouses in Central Texas to commemorate Veterans Day. Space is limited and is available by appointment only from Monday, November 2, through Friday November 6, 2020. . . Full Story

Lewis Sifford Honored by Dallas Bar Association and Texas Center for Legal Ethics

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Dallas attorney, and the 2019 Baylor Lawyer of the Year, Lewis R. Sifford, JD '72, has been named recipient of the 2020 Morris Harrell Professionalism Award. The award is presented annually by the Dallas Bar Association and the Texas Center for Legal Ethics to exceptional attorneys who best exemplify professional traits that other attorneys admire and should strive to emulate. . . Full Story

Baylor Law Announces Addition of Spring Start to Its Executive LL.M. in Litigation Management Program

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In response to the demand from well-qualified applicants, Baylor Law is pleased to announce it will add a Spring cohort to its Executive LL.M. in Litigation Management. With a full Fall cohort now underway, the addition of an annual Spring cohort will allow more lawyers to join this elite network of candidates. . . Full Story

Baylor Lawyer and Longtime Adjunct Professor Walt Shelton Releases New Book of Meditations

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Walt Shelton, JD '89, Adjunct Professor of Law and one of the most-read faith columnists in Texas, celebrated the release his latest book of meditations, The Daily Practice of Life: Practical Reflections Toward Meaningful Living on Thursday, October 15th. . . Full Story

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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.

Lewis R. Sifford, JD '71, received the 2020 Morris Harrell Professionalism Award. The award is presented annually by the Dallas Bar Association and the Texas Center for Legal Ethics and Professionalism to exceptional attorneys who, through their conduct and character, best exemplify professional traits that other attorneys admire and should strive to emulate.

Marilea W. Lewis, JD '78, partner at the Dallas based family law firm Duffee + Eitzen, was awarded Top 50 Female Super Lawyer and Top 100 DFW Super Lawyer recognition.
Deborah Perry, JD '97, with Munsch Hardt in Dallas, was named to the 2020 Texas Super Lawyers list for her work in Business/Bankruptcy.
David A. Skeels, JD '03, of Fort Worth's Whitaker Chalk Law Firm, has been named a Fellow of the Texas Bar Foundation.
Misty Cunningham, JD '06, serves as the Executive Director of the 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, The Millstone Project. Misty founded the organization to address and expose child trafficking and exploitation in Texas. The Millstone Project focuses on assisting victims and their families and provides resources to other Texas organizations that aid abuse victims.
Brad J. Robinson, JD '06, recently became partner of Sbaiti & Company in Dallas. He handles complex litigation and personal injury matters for the firm.
Stephen Garner, JD '07, was named the Chief Executive Officer of the Abrazo Health Arrowhead Campus in Glendale, Arizona. Stephen rejoins Abrazo after two years as Tenet Palm Beach Group Chief Operating Officer and Chief Administrative Officer of Delray Medical Center in Delray Beach, Florida.
T. Hunter Lewis, JD '10, partner at the Dallas based family law firm Duffee + Eitzen, was named a Texas Super Lawyer in the practice of Family Law.
Taylor Lyons Mohr, JD '12, founded Mohr Law Group, an innovative new law firm focusing on family law, estate planning, probate, and criminal law. Mohr Law Group handles cases throughout the DFW Metroplex and is headed by two board certified attorneys: Taylor Mohr, who is board certified in family law, and Sarah Fox, who is board certified in criminal law. Taylor has been named a Rising Star by Texas Superlawyers for the years 2017, 2018, 2019, and 2020 and as a Top Attorney Under 40 by D Magazine in 2020.
Brittany N. Bunch, JD '17, joined the international law firm Weil, Gotshal & Manges in Dallas. Bunch joins Weil after having served successive one-year clerkships with U.S. District Judge David C. Godbey of the Northern District of Texas, and with Judge Joel M. Carson III of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit in Roswell, New Mexico. Prior to her judicial clerkships, she was an associate at another global law firm, where she worked on numerous litigation matters, ranging from copyright infringement and breach-of-contract suits to securities litigation.
In Memoriam
Michael Jacobson, JD '69, Full Obituary
Susan Terrell Potter, JD '76, Full Obituary
Kathleen "Kamie" Salome Smith, JD '89, Full Obituary

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