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President's Notes

Fall 2012

The fall season is quickly passing us by, and it has been a great one for the University of Houston Law Alumni Association!

We started the school year with an alumni reception and Dean's Society dinner at the 1910 Courthouse. Thank you to Justice Jeff Brown '95 and his staff at the 14th Court of Appeals for making that event possible. Alumni and friends enjoyed an evening of catching up and touring the newly renovated building. 

Reunion Weekend 2012 celebrated the classes of 1950-1972, 1982 and 1992. An all alumni golf tournament and a reception at The Grove Restaurant kicked-off the weekend, and all who participated enjoyed some cool Houston weather! 

Many thanks to Reunion Chairs, Elaine McAnelly '82 and Kris Thomas '83 and to the 2012 Reunion Host Committee for all of their efforts. Photos from the various weekend events can be viewed at our Photo Gallery. Planning for a class of 2002 reunion event is underway and volunteers are still needed. Contact Hope Young, Director of Alumni Relations, to get involved.

The Sixth Annual Tailgate was held late October, and a win by the Cougars against UTEP made for a very exciting afternoon! Thank you to our event sponsors: Edison, McDowell & Hetherington LLP, Bill Maynard '73, Fred Rhodes '91, Williams, Justice Jeff Brown '95, Warren Harris '88, Steve Hecht '95, John Milutin '77, Gus Pappas, Judge Dion Ramos '84, Judge Reece Rondon '95, Winstead PC, and Judge Eric Andell '70. 

Congratulations to all of our alumni who recently passed the State Bar exam. The celebration at the Driskill Hotel after the Austin swearing-in was a special way to honor all of you! Good luck as you embark on your legal journey!

Please mark your calendars for these upcoming events:

Houston Law Review and The University of Houston Law Center
Celebrate 50 Years of Publication - Cocktail Reception

Thursday 11/29
6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
The Hotel Zaza, 5701 Main Street
RSVP briefcase@uh.edu

The Annual Holiday Coffee
Saturday 12/8
10:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
UH Law Center - Frankel & Hendricks Heritage Rooms
RSVP lawalumni@uh.edu

Law Fund Update

Excellence in higher education never happens by accident. Your support is critical in helping educate the next generation of lawyers, enhancing the value of your law degree and improving our rankings. The Law Fund supports so many critical needs. Please contribute to the Law Fund by visiting https://giving.uh.edu/law/.

Many thanks to all of the organizations that participated in our 100% Challenge, the effort that brings UH Law Center alumni at firms, corporations and other organizations together for a common purpose: maintaining excellence in legal education. Our goal is to achieve 100 percent participation in giving by UH Law Alumni at those organizations that employ four or more alumni.  Please click here to see all of the organizations that participated—and note the special 100% icon for those who met the Challenge!

The Class Challenge has begun!  Soon, UH Law Alumni will receive letters from their classmates asking support for the Law Fund. We are so grateful to all of our volunteers who have agreed to serve as class or section captains. Take a look at who is representing your class: fy13 Class Challenge volunteers. And when you receive your letter, please give.

Looking for CLE Ethics credit? Beat a path to The Ethics Revue, free to fy12 Law Fund Volunteers and UH Law Alumni at 100% Challenge Organizations. Cost for others: $100 for UH Law Alumni; $150 for all others. To register, visit: https://www.law.uh.edu/the-ethics-revue/

We thank you for your continued support and look forward to seeing you at our upcoming events. Visit our Alumni Calendar for up to date information. Please also help us stay connected by letting us know what is going on with you:  Do you have a new job? Have you moved? Wed? Had a baby? Contact Hope Young with any alumni news.

Wishing you a fulfilling end of the year and a happy holiday season!

Bill Jackson '92
President, University of Houston Law Alumni Association
President and Shareholder, Jackson, Gilmour & Dobbs, PC

2011-2012 UH Law Alumni Association Board

Bill Jackson '92

Tom Hetherington '98

Vice President
The Hon. Jeff V. Brown '95

Susan L. Bickley '84

Damon Chargois '94
Laura Gibson '85
Jim M. Perdue, Jr. '93
Susan Sample LL.M. '96
Susan Sanchez '87
Kris Thomas '83
Laura M. Trenaman '97
Richard Whiteley '99

Ex Officio
Warren W. Harris '88