|Below are highlights of upcoming alumni events. Access the full event calendar and register online, email [email protected] or call 510.643.6673
Services Program in San Francisco
Interested in contract lawyering, strategic volunteering,
and ways to be productive while you are job-searching? Hear from the alumni career counselor and
panelists about options for contract work, volunteering and other activities
for job-seekers. The program will run
from 6-8 p.m. at the offices of Reed Smith LLP, 101 Second Street, 18th floor, San Francisco. To RSVP, email [email protected]. For more info, click here.
Alumni Coffee Break in Bangkok
Join fellow Bangkok alumni on Wednesday, January 6 for a
coffee break at the Dusit Thani Hotel from 9:00-11:00 a.m.! Socialize, network,
and hear news from the law school from Andrew Kaufteil, Director of Annual
Giving. The cost is 10 USD or Baht 350, and can be collected upon your
arrival. Special thanks to Paniti Junhasavasdikul '95 for acting as
honorary host. To RSVP, email the Alumni Center
at [email protected].
Save the Date! A Celebration of Women Leaders, San Francisco
Join us for Boalt Hall's Celebration of Women Leaders
honoring two of Boalt's most accomplished women, California Supreme Court
Justice Kathryn Werdegar '62 and Professor Herma Hill Kay. More details
to come! For sponsorship opportunities, please click here.
A Word on Year-End Giving
Boalt Hall will be closed December 23 through January
6 because of holidays and UC Berkeley furloughs. However, the Alumni Center
will be open to accept gifts December 28-31. Just contact Catie
Cariaga at 510-643-6542 or [email protected]. Make online gifts
Give before Dec. 31 for
the final date to earn IRS charitable deductions and tax credits for 2009.
Quadruple your gift!
from alumni in the classes of 2005-2009 will be matched 3 to 1 by the UC
tax-free gift from your IRA!
For donors of at least 70½ years of age, you can transfer up to
$100,000 from your IRA. Contact the Office of Gift Planning at 510.642.6300 or [email protected].
Campaign Case Statement
Learn more about the Campaign for Boalt Hall and read the
updated case statement here.
Annual Report of Philanthropy
The 2009 Annual Report of Philanthropy is now available online here.
Career Tip: Great
Things To Do While You Are Job-Searching
If you are currently unemployed, underemployed or just ready
for a career change, there is more to finding that next position than
patrolling the job boards and faithfully attending networking events. By carefully investing your time, you can
position yourself to find and thrive in your next job. On December 22, the Career
Development Office will present a program for alumni on temporary and
contract work, volunteering, and other activities with immediate and long-term
benefits to your career. See the events
calendar on the left, and click
here for the full Career Tip.
New Transcript Magazine is Off the Presses
Read about your fellow grads who have been called into service by President Obama in the latest issue of the Transcript. Get updated on Jeff Bleich '89, John Phillips '69, Michael Posner '75, Margaret Richardson '03 and many more fellow Boalties. Read the magazine online or look for a copy in your mailbox soon.
Memorial Service for Stephen Barnett
All members of the Boalt community are invited
to attend a Memorial Service and reception in honor of Boalt Emeritus faculty
member Stephen Barnett. The event will be held on Friday, January 22, 2009 from
4-5:30 p.m. at the Bancroft Hotel at 2680 Bancroft Way in Berkeley. Barnett, who died on October 13,
2009 at the age of 73, was a well-regarded scholar in the area of intellectual
property law, First Amendment issues, the news media, and California's legal institutions, including
the California Supreme Court.
A Celebration of Women Leaders
you will save the date of Friday, April 30, for a celebration in San Francisco to honor two
of Boalt's most accomplished women. California
Supreme Court Justice Kathryn Werdegar '62 will be presented with the D. Lowell
and Barbara Jensen Public Service Award and Professor and former Dean Herma
Hill Kay will be recognized for her 50th year of teaching at the law school. More details to come! If you are interested in sponsoring this
special celebration of Boalt's women pioneers, please click here.
Students Press Climate Change Conference to Consider Human Rights
Two students in the International Human Rights Law Clinic have written a report calling on nations to
address the human rights impacts of climate change. The students, Zoe Loftus-Farren '11 and Cáitrín McKiernan '11, presented the paper at the UN Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen
this month. Read more about the report here.
The Boalt Hall Alumni Association annually recognizes the achievements of
the law school community at a gala celebration each spring. You can help
distinguish your peers by nominating individuals for the Citation Award,
Faculty Lifetime Achievement Award and Young Alumni Award. Just click here to learn more about the
awards and to submit your nominations. The 2010 BHAA awards will be
presented at the Citation Award Dinner on Friday, October 1, at the Palace Hotel
in San Francisco.
Nominate Your Colleagues
for the BHAA Awards
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Have you moved to a new
city or job? Do you have a baby on the way? Did you
get a promotion? Keep your fellow alums up-to-date with your important life
changes by submitting a Class Note. We'll publish your news on the web and/or
the alumni magazine, Transcript. And if you don't have anything new to
report, just browse our Class Notes page.
Nicole M. LeBlanc '07 has joined Tucker Ellis
& West LLP as an associate in the firm's Los Angeles office, where she is a member of
the Trial Department, focusing her practice on Business Litigation and Medical
& Pharmaceutical Liability.
Thomas A. Letscher '87 has been elected
the chair of the governance board of Oppenheimer Wolff & Donnelly, in Minneapolis. He starts
his term in January.
Richard F. Liebman '72, a founding partner
at Barran Liebman LLP, has been named the 2010 Labor and Employment Lawyer of
the Year in Portland, Oregon by Best Lawyers. Rick has been
representing employers in labor and employment law since 1972 and has three
notable "firsts" that truly speak to his professional
accomplishments: He has been selected as the first "Labor and Employment
Lawyer of the Year in Portland" by Best Lawyers for 2010, he was
honored as the first "Management Practitioner of the Year" by the
Oregon Industrial Relations Research Association in 2004, and he was the
recipient of the Oregon State Bar Labor Section's first "Distinguished
Service" award in 2003.
Heather Mewes '99, Boalt alumna and
BHAA board member, was published by the Daily Journal in the November
12 issue. The full text of Heather's article on juries as fact-finders can be
on the Fenwick & West website.
Robert C. O'Brien '91, the
partner-in-charge of Arent Fox LLP in Los
Angeles, has been named to the "Irish Legal
100" by Irish America
magazine and the Irish Voice
Cynthia McArthur Palmer '98 and her husband,
Michael Palmer, welcomed their daughter, Michaela Marie Palmer, on November 15,
2009 at 8:41 PM in Chapel Hill,
NC. Cynthia is currently on
maternity leave from her transactional practice at a small firm in Greensboro, NC, which she
has really enjoyed since moving to North Carolina
Jeffrey Tidus '79 passed away on
December 8 at the age of 53. He was an attorney with Baute & Tidus, a
boutique firm specializing in civil litigation in downtown Los Angeles. He
is survived by his wife and daughter, Sheryl and Ilana. The family
requests that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the Union Rescue
Mission, the ASPCA, or to The Leukemia Society Team in Training (http://pages.teamintraining.org/los/LA10/jtidus).
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