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26 Mercer Law Students Receive Stipends for Summer Internships

Twenty-six students at Mercer University School of Law will receive stipends for working in governmental or nonprofit law offices this summer. The stipends, which total $102,000, are funded by a combination of endowment income, expendable gifts made for this purpose, and a grant from the Georgia Public Defender Standards Council. The law school’s Public Interest Committee selected the recipients out of dozens of applicants.


Mercer Alumna Theresa Critchfield, LAW ’05, BBA ’02, joins Husch Blackwell

Husch Blackwell LLP recently welcomed Theresa L. Critchfield to the firm’s Chattanooga, Tenn., office as an Associate, where she will focus her practice in the area of Insolvency.

Critchfield received both her undergraduate and law degree from Mercer University and served as a Mercer Ambassador. She currently serves as a member of the Walter F. George School of Law Alumni Association Board of Directors.

Alumnus Henry Walker,’86, Named Managing Partner of Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton

Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton announced June 6, 2012 that Henry Walker, ’86, will serve as a firm Managing Partner with current firm Managing Partner Maureen Sheehy beginning July 1, 2012.

A native Georgian, Walker is active in the State Bar of Georgia, currently serving on the Board of Governors and numerous committees. He is a member of the Georgia Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors and serves as the Vice Chair of the Georgia Chamber's Law and Judiciary Committee.

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.


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Three members of the 12-member Georgia Court of Appeals are Mercer Law alumni.