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Spring 2014 Alumni Magazine

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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.

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Jeff Kight, ’95, Appointed to Superior Court in Waycross Circuit

Georgia Governor Nathan Deal appointed Jeffrey H. Kight, Coffee County Solicitor General, to be a Superior Court judge in the Waycross circuit in March, 2012. Kight fills the seat vacated by Michael P. Boggs, 1990 Mercer Law graduate, who was appointed to the state Court of Appeals in December.

Yale Deputy Dean to Deliver 2012 Law Day Address on March 16

Douglas A. Kysar, deputy dean and Joseph M. Field ’55 Professor of Law at Yale Law School, is scheduled to deliver the keynote address at Mercer Law School’s 2012 Law Day luncheon on Friday, March 16. His presentation is entitled “Limited Government in an Era of Unlimited Harm: A Case Study of Climate Change Litigation." The luncheon starts at 12:30 p.m. and will be held in the University Center on Mercer University’s main campus.

Mercer Law Alumnus Phil Raymond, ’79, appointed as Macon Judicial Circuit Judge

Georgia Governor Nathan Deal has chosen Macon attorney Philip T. Raymond III to be the next Macon Judicial Circuit judge. Raymond, 58, is a partner at Macon’s Shaffer, Raymond and Dalton law firm.


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Mercer Law offers an LL.M. in Federal Criminal Practice and Procedure, the first of its kind in the nation.