Rocket Docket | November 2020

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November 2020
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Baylor Law's Commitment to Adoption Day Continues

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Even in our current COVID-19 environment, nothing could stop the commitment of the Baylor Law Public Interest Legal Society and Professor of Law Bridget Fuselier to continue to celebrate McLennan County Adoption Day. . . Full Story


Baylor Law Honors Local Attorneys for Pro Bono Service to Veterans

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The Baylor Law Veterans Clinic continued its Veterans Day commemorations by honoring attorneys Carlie C. Gause and Lori Krasienko, JD '02, with its Veterans Clinic Advocate of the Year Awards. . . Full Story


Baylor Law Celebrates 100 Years of Practice Court

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To celebrate 100 years of offering the most intense advocacy training program in the nation, Baylor Law has announced a series of opportunities for the Baylor Law family to 'celebrate' its nationally recognized Practice Court Program. . . Full Story


Professor of Law Gerald Powell, JD '77, Receives Outstanding Mentor Award

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Professor of Law Gerald Powell, JD '77, was honored with the 2020 Outstanding Mentor Award by the Waco-McLennan County Young Lawyers Association (WMCYLA) at a surprise presentation during the October 23rd Practice Court class. . . Full Story


Getting IT Done – Baylor Law's Tireless Tech Team

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Multiple years of technology modernization efforts by our I.T. team, and planning for what-if strategies to wargame potential scenarios prior to the pandemic, has allowed Baylor Law to continue its rigorous academic programming. . . Full Story


Baylor Law's Veterans Clinic: Making a Difference in the Lives of 1,600 Central Texas Veterans

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As of Veterans Day 2020, Baylor Law is proud to announce it has assisted over 1,600 veterans and their spouses through the Baylor Law Veterans Clinic. . . Full Story


Honoring the Military at Baylor Law

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Currently, Baylor Law students, faculty, and staff consist of 16 active, reserve, and veteran members of three different branches of the U.S. military. We are deeply proud of our veterans and service members and honor and celebrate those in our Baylor Law family who have dedicated their time and talents to protect and defend our Constitutional Republic. . . Full Story


Baylor Law Mourns Passing of Retired Long-Time Staff Member

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Monica Susan Wright passed away on November 8, 2020. Monica was born in Waco, Texas, on October 7, 1961. She began her service at Baylor Law in April of 1997 as the administrative associate for Professor David M. Guinn. She then served as an administrative assistant for Baylor University's Personnel Services department. Monica returned to Baylor Law in 2001, serving as the Office Manager for Baylor Law's Career Development Office until her retirement in 2016. In 2010, she received Baylor University's Outstanding Staff Award. Monica served on the Baylor Staff Council from 1997-1999 and was a member of the Bear Foundation beginning in 2004. She was a season-ticket holder for football, men's and women's basketball, and baseball. She was recognized in 2010 as Lady Bear Basketball Season Ticket Holder of the Week. As a devoted wife, mother, and friend, spending time with her family and friends brought Monica much joy. . . Full Obituary


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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 BaylorLawJobs@baylor.edu 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 law_alumni@baylor.edu for inclusion in a future issue of Rocket Docket.

Kenneth Stohner, JD '75, with Jackson Walker, was selected for inclusion in the 2021 The Best Lawyers in America list.

Carmen Eiker, JD '78, with Carrington, Coleman, Sloman & Blumenthal, LLP, was recognized in the 2021 edition of The Best Lawyers in America and was named to the 2020 Texas Super Lawyers list, both in the area of Family Law.
Michael K. Branyon, JD '83, with Jackson Walker, was selected for inclusion in the 2020 Texas Super Lawyers list and the 2021 The Best Lawyers in America list.
Len A. Wade, JD '87, with Jackson Walker, was selected for inclusion in the 2020 Texas Super Lawyers list and the 2021 The Best Lawyers in America list.
Angela Tekell, JD '89, was recently re-elected as the Board President of the Waco ISD Board of Trustees. She was elected to the Board in May 2010 and first elected as the Board President in May 2019.
Jonathan J. Bates, JD '93, with Kinser and Bates, LLP in Dallas, was named co-recipient of the Fellow of the Year Award for 2020 by the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers. Jonathan is the Treasurer for AAML national, 2020 CLE Chair and Secretary for the Texas Chapter of AAML. He also serves as Chair-Elect of the Family Law Section of the State Bar of Texas.
David Clouston, JD '93, of Sessions Fishman Nathan & Israel in Dallas, was recognized for the 12th consecutive time on the annual Texas Super Lawyers list and for the 5th consecutive time on the yearly list of the Best Lawyers in Dallas by D Magazine. David is consistently called on for his expertise in securities law matters, commercial litigation and employment disputes.
Elizabeth C. Freeman, JD '97, with Jackson Walker, was selected for inclusion in the 2021 The Best Lawyers in America list.
Michael W, Moran, JD '97, with Jackson Walker, was selected for inclusion in the 2020 Chambers USA Guide (Construction), the 2020 Texas Super Lawyers list and in the 2021 The Best Lawyers in America list.
Richard A. Howell, JD '08, with Jackson Walker, was selected for inclusion in the 2020 Rising Stars list.
Josh Borderud, JD '09, was recently elected to the Waco City Council. Josh is the Director of Clinical Programs at Baylor Law. He is the supervising attorney for Baylor Law's Veterans Clinic, Trial Advocacy Clinic, and Estate Planning Clinic.
Catherine Bird, JD '10, has been nominated by President Donald J. Trump to be General Counsel for a term of five years at the Federal Labor Relations Authority. She is currently the Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Administration (ASA) at the Department of Health and Human Services.
Dillon Meek, JD '10, was sworn in as Mayor of Waco on November 17. He follows another Baylor Lawyer in service to the community, Kyle Deaver, JD '93. Dillon served on the Waco City Council from 2015-2020 and serves as the general counsel for First Title Company in Waco.
Cody W. Stafford, JD '10, with Dobrowski, Larkin & Stafford LLP, has been elected to membership in the Fellows of the Texas Bar Foundation.
Abby Lee, JD '11, is the new Deputy General Counsel of the Texas Real Estate Commission.
Scott W. Weatherford, JD '11, with Jackson Walker, was selected for inclusion in the 2020 Rising Stars list.
Michael C. Roberts, JD '12, with Jackson Walker, was selected for inclusion in the 2020 Rising Stars list and the inaugural edition of The Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch.
David R. Schlottman, JD '12, with Jackson Walker, was selected for inclusion in the 2020 Rising Stars list and the 2021 The Best Lawyers in America list.
Amanda K. Crouch, JD '13, with Jackson Walker, was selected for inclusion in the 2020 Rising Stars list and the inaugural edition of The Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch.
Jeremy I. Sheng, JD '13, with Jackson Walker, was selected for inclusion in the 2020 Rising Stars list.
Jacqueline W. Davis, JD '15, with Jackson Walker, was selected for inclusion in the inaugural edition of The Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch.
Jessica L. Schwartz, JD '16, with Jackson Walker, was selected for inclusion in the inaugural edition of The Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch.
Carson May, JD '20, recently joined the Litigation practice of Munsch Hardt Kopf & Harr, P.C. in Dallas.
Brandon Stendara, JD '20, recently joined the Litigation practice of Munsch Hardt Kopt & Harr, P.C. in Dallas.
In Memoriam
Frank Steelman, JD '62, Full Obituary
Jacqualine Renee Bottoms, JD '78, Full Obituary
Thomas Largent Davis, JD '82, Full Obituary

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