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Nathan Lee, ’83, appointed Circuit Court Judge

Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell announced the appointment of Nathan Lee, ‘83, to Virginia’s Sixth Circuit Court Bench on Sep. 6, 2012. According to Article VI, Section 7 of the Constitution of Virginia, Lee will "serve until thirty days after the commencement of the next session of the General Assembly." Continued service on the Circuit Court will require election by the General Assembly.

Lee, a native of Hopewell, Va., has practiced law in Virginia for 29 years. He started his legal career with a small firm and has run a private practice for the last 18 years. He has served as a substitute judge for the last 20 months.

Maria Odom, ’97, appointed Department of Homeland Security CIS Ombudsman

Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano announced on Sep. 14, the appointment of Maria Odom, ’97, as Citizenship and Immigration Services (CIS) Ombudsman. Starting Monday, Sep. 24, Odom will head the Department of Homeland Security’s Ombudsman’s Office and recommend methods for the CIS to improve immigration services. Odom says she is “eager and ready to serve in this role and very honored to represent Mercer University School of Law.”

Georgia Court of Appeals Meeting at Mercer Law School

On Wednesday, Oct. 3 at 1 p.m. the Georgia Court of Appeals will hear oral arguments in the moot courtroom at Mercer Law School. The annual visit will provide an opportunity for students and the local community to observe the Court in action. The panel that will hear cases at the Law School includes Presiding Judge Herbert E. Phipps, Chief Judge John J. Ellington and Judge Stephen Louis A. Dillard.


Second Amendment Society Raises $3,100 for The Children's Hospital

Mercer Law's Second Amendment Society raised $3,100 for Child Life Services of Georgia through their Eighth Annual Charity Skeet Shoot held last spring. Child Life Services is a non-profit organization devoted to helping children and their families overcome fears and anxieties associated with in-patient medical care. Over 75 students, attorneys, judges and their guests attended the skeet shoot. If you are interested in participating in the 2013 Spring Charity Skeet Shoot, please contact Charity Skeet Shoot Chair Warren Tillery at wtillery14@lawmail.mercer.edu.

Mercer Law Review Symposium 2012

The 2012 Mercer Law Review Symposium on Friday, Oct. 5 will focus on “Defining and Enforcing the Federal Prosecutor's Duty to Disclose Exculpatory Evidence” as part of the 13th Annual Georgia Symposium On Ethics And Professionalism. The symposium will feature internationally renowned scholars and will take place in the moot courtroom of Mercer Law School from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. It is free and open to the public. For available CLE information, contact Nancy Terrill at terrill_n@mercer.edu or (478) 301-2204.



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