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Law School Mourns Passing of Melvin Mooty (’51)

Law School Mourns Passing of Melvin Mooty (’51)

Melvin R. Mooty (’51), a named partner at Gray, Plant, Moody, Mooty & Bennett, passed away on May 30, 2012, at age 84 at a Minnetonka, Minn., care facility of complications from Parkinson's disease. He is "widely recognized as one of the best real estate lawyers in Minnesota," says a tribute on the firm's site.

Patrick Diamond (’86) Appointed to Second Judicial District Court

Patrick Diamond (’86) Appointed to Second Judicial District Court

Patrick Diamond (’86) of the Hennepin County Attorney's Office has been appointed to the bench of Minnesota's Second Judicial District Court (Ramsey County), Gov. Mark Dayton's office announced June 1, 2012. Diamond and an additional appointee, Public Defender Leonardo Castro, will fill vacancies created by the appointment of Judge Edward J. Cleary (’77) to the Minnesota Court of Appeals and the retirement of Judge Steven D. Wheeler.

Judge Kathleen Sanberg (’82) Receives MWL Award

Judge Kathleen Sanberg (’82) Receives MWL Award

Kathleen Sanberg (’82), a judge on the Minnesota Tax Court, was selected by Minnesota Women Lawyers (MWL) to receive its 2012 Myra Bradwell Award. It goes to an MWL member who exemplifies the highest ideals of the legal profession and the courage, perseverance, and leadership on women's issues of the award's namesake.

Kathleen Sheehy (’84) Appointed District Court Judge

Kathleen Sheehy (’84) Appointed District Court Judge

Kathleen D. Sheehy (’84) has been appointed to the bench of Minnesota's Fourth Judicial District Court (Hennepin County), Gov. Mark Dayton's office announced May 30, 2012. Sheehy and additional appointees Martha Holton Dimick and Edward Wahl replace retiring Judges Cara Lee Neville, Beryl A. Nord (’73), and George F. McGunnigle.

Judge Toddrick Barnette (’92), Joseph T. Dixon Jr. (’69), Leslie M. Altman (’83) Receive HCBA Awards

Three Law School alumni received Hennepin County Bar Association (HCBA) awards at the 93rd annual luncheon meeting and awards presentation on May 24, 2012, at the Minneapolis Marriott City Center. Judge Toddrick Barnette (’92) and Joseph T. Dixon Jr. (’69) received the Professionalism Award, and Leslie M. Altman (’83) received the Diversity Award.

Bridget Ahmann (’85) and Joseph Price  (’72) Win Law Firm Legal Writing Burton Award

Bridget Ahmann (’85) and Joseph Price (’72) Win Law Firm Legal Writing Burton Award

Alumni Bridget Ahmann (’85) and Joseph Price (’72), along with their Faegre Baker Daniels colleagues Jennifer Dukart and Denise Kettelberger, received a 2012 Burton Award for Legal Achievement in the law firm legal writing category for their article "We're Not in Kansas Anymore, Toto: Product Liability Biologics and Biosimilars."

Catharine Haukedahl (’79) Receives MSBA Graven Public Service Award

Catharine Haukedahl (’79) Receives MSBA Graven Public Service Award

On April 26, 2012, Catharine F. Haukedahl (’79), a member of the Law School's Board of Advisors, received the 2012 Minnesota State Bar Association (MSBA) David Graven Public Service Award, given to the lawyer who best exemplifies high professional standards and a commitment to public or community service.

Spring Alumni Weekend 2012 – Photos Now on e>Community

Spring Alumni Weekend 2012 – Photos Now on e>Community

The 7th annual Spring Alumni Weekend was held on April 20-21, 2012. Go to community.law.umn.edu/SAW to view photos of this year's event. Pictured here are, left to right, Jo Michalski, Peter Michalski (’71), and Marshall Lichty (’02).

Alumni Events

Duluth Alumni Reception

Following the Minnesota State Bar Association's "Nine Days in June" convention in Duluth, the Law School will host a reception for Duluth-area alumni on Tuesday, June 19, 2012, from 5:00-6:30 p.m., at the Duluth Playhouse. Complimentary hors d'oeuvres and one drink ticket will be provided. For more information and to RSVP (by Friday, June 15), click here.

Joint Law Schools' Reception at the MSBA's "Nine Days in June" Conference

As part of the Minnesota State Bar Association's "Nine Days in June" convention, a reception will be hosted by the Law School on Thursday, June 28, 2012, at the Crowne Plaza Riverfront, 11 E. Kellogg Boulevard, St. Paul. Enjoy complimentary hors d'oeuvres and beverages as Law School alumni come together with friends from St. Thomas, William Mitchell, Hamline, and the University of North Dakota.

Chicago Alumni Reception

Save the date for a Chicago-area alumni reception during the American Bar Association Annual Meeting on Friday, August 3, 2012. More details will be available soon. For questions, contact Dinah Zebot, Director of Alumni Relations, at 612-626-8671 or lawalum@umn.edu.

"A Night in Bilbao"

On Thursday, October 18, 2012, the Law School will host "A Night in Bilbao" at the Weisman Art Museum. This signature event for Law School alumni and friends will include live music, delicious Spanish food, wine, and more! More details will be available soon. For questions, contact Dinah Zebot, Director of Alumni Relations, at 612-626-8671 or lawalum@umn.edu.

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