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Ivy N. Cadle, ’07, Receives Young Lawyers Ethics and Professionalism Award

Ivy N. Cadle, ’07, received the Young Lawyers Division’s Eighth Annual Young Lawyers Ethics and Professionalism Award at the State Bar of Georgia’s Annual Meeting on June 1, 2012.

The award is given annually to a member of the State Bar of Georgia under the age of 36 or with less than five years of practice who embodies the Lawyer’s Creed adopted by the Chief Justice’s Commission on Professionalism. Such criteria include fairness, integrity, diligence, good judgment, and professionalism.

Cadle is an associate attorney at Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC in Macon, Georgia and serves as an adjunct professor of law at Mercer Law.

Judge J. Taylor Phillips, ’55, dies at age 90

Judge J. Taylor Phillips, ’55, died at age 90 in Macon, Georgia on Friday, June 15, 2012. Prior to his role as senior judge for the state court of Bibb County, Phillips served with the U.S. Marine Corps and earned a Purple Heart. He also served as a state representative and a state senator before becoming a Bibb County judge in 1964. In February of this year, Bibb commissioners voted to name the courthouse in honor of Phillips.

Read the full story on macon.com.

Danielle M. Early Selected as Lt. Governor of Georgia, ABA Law School Division

Second-year student Danielle Early has been appointed Lt. Governor in Georgia for the American Bar Association (ABA) Law Student Division, Fifth Circuit. Early was appointed to the 2012-13 term based on her qualifications, leadership skills, and desire to serve the law students of within the circuit. The Fifth Circuit includes 27 law schools in the states of Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, Puerto Rico, and Tennessee.

Mercer Students Raise Most Donations Among Law Schools in First Georgia Lawyers’ Food Drive

Mercer Law School was the leader in a recent competition to help feed the hungry in Georgia. In a friendly competition against all other law schools in the state of Georgia, Mercer Law School gathered more food than any other school. In all, the School gathered 4,421 pounds of food, or nine pounds per student, to help support the Middle Georgia Community Food Bank. The effort brought home the Attorney General’s Cup for the Law School Division. Part of a larger statewide food drive organized by the State Attorney General's Office and the Young Lawyers Division of the State Bar of Georgia, the competition raised a total of 612,000 pounds of food for the state’s seven regional food banks.

Graduating Students Receive Top Awards and Recognition

The following students received awards and recognition during the Senior Dinner on May 9, 2012 and the commencement ceremony on May 12, 2012.

Melanie Bruchet, president of Project Equality, received the Dean’s Distinguished Service Award for her outstanding public service to the community and the Law School.

Craig Cooper received the State Bar of Georgia Tax Award for being the most outstanding graduating student in the area of Tax Law.

Ronald Daniels received the Workers’ Compensation Award for best performance in workers’ compensation.


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