"In this select circle, we find pleasure and charm in the illustrious company of our contemporaries and take the keenest delight in exalting our friendships."
- Emil Gumpert, Chancellor and Founder
Education Embodies Mission 
State, Province Programs Further College Stature
Dear Fellow:

I would like to update you on a few of our initiatives. Our efforts on diversity are starting to show promise. At our Annual Meeting in Montreal we anticipate that there will be approximately 116 nominees for the Board of Regents to consider. This is up from recent years where approximately 90 nominees were considered. In my travels I have been told by State and Province Committee Chairs that more diverse candidates have been nominated. As promised all of these candidates will be subject to the same standards. But the College is reaching out to other areas of practice where cases are being tried. The Regents, the Executive Committee and the Past Presidents are committed to seeking out the very best trial lawyers in the U.S. and Canada. Our diversity initiative is a reflection of that goal.

The White Paper on Campus Sexual Assault Investigations has continued to be recognized by various media outlets and policy makers. Task Force Member and Regent Ritchie Berger recently represented the College in Washington, D.C. at the invitation of U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos to a summit of a diverse group of stakeholders to hear their views on how the department can fulfill its obligations to protect students under Title IX. I intend to make a full report on this issue to the Board in Montreal.

As you can see below, the College continues to advance our mission of furthering the administration of justice and the promotion and protection of the rule of law by conducting programs in almost every state and province. I recently received a report on two successful programs. The Public Defenders Committee, chaired by Brendan O'Neill and with the support of the Foundation, put on a webinar featuring two national authorities on implicit bias on May 12. That program was a live event at Fordham University while being broadcast to various public defender offices around the country. The recording of the program is on the College YouTube page and can be used by all public defender offices. The Teaching of Trial and Appellate Advocacy Committee and the Northern California Fellows in San Francisco put on a one-day Bootcamp Trial Training on July 14. There were more than 110 attendees and the reviews were excellent by those who attended. This was done under the leadership of Northern California State Committee Chair Bill Keane, Fellow Teresa Caffese and the irrepressible Chair of our Teaching of Trial and Appellate Advocacy Committee Paul Mark Sandler. There may be a better Committee Chair than Paul but I have not yet met that person. He continues to do remarkable work on behalf of the College.

These are just two of many events that our Fellows have been organizing, directing and performing. The education of new lawyers, new judges, public service lawyers and even a few old lawyers is the embodiment of moving our mission forward.

Our next Annual Meeting in Montreal promises to be a great one. If you have not already done so, I encourage registering online as soon as you can. Our new website makes it easier than ever.

Thanks to all,
Bartholomew J. Dalton
Website Offers Updated Look, User Friendly Design

The College launched its new website in June. The launch was part of the College’s strategic communication plan and is the culmination of a great effort on the part of the website task force, Être Communications and National Office staff. The site-wide search enables Fellows to find all the information they want or need, and the dropdown menus make navigating the site easier. One new feature is the toolkit section for State and Province Committee Chairs that houses all of their needed materials in one, organized lace. The toolkits, like much of the other information on the website, are restricted to Fellows only. We recommend you log in upon entering the website so you have immediate access to restricted content. If you are not logged in, you will still be able to view the abundant public information available on the site, but you will be prompted to log in if you attempt to access restricted material. Please send any feedback to Eliza Gano, Communications Manager, egano@actl.com

Address Update Request For 2018 Roster
It’s time again to make sure that your College profile is up-to-date. The contact information in your profile is used in the Roster and the directory on the College website. Updates submitted by September 1, 2017 will be included in the 2018 Roster. Profile information can be updated in one of two ways. Online updates are fast, easy and immediate. Changes can be made by logging onto www.actl.com. Click on My Account; and then click on Fellow Profile. The edit button next to the section heading will allow you to make the changes to the fields in that section. Remember to hit “Save” to submit your updates. Changes can be submitted by completing the Roster Update form, available by clicking here. When the form is completed, it can be printed and mailed, emailed or faxed to the National Office. Mailing address: 1300 Dove Street, Suite 150, Newport Beach, CA 92660 Fax: 949-752-1674 Email: nationaloffice@actl.com   Please contact the National Office, 949-752-1801, if we can be of assistance.   
Annual Meeting Heads to Canada
Registrations are still being accepted for the Annual Meeting in Montreal from September 14-17, 2017. Space is limited so if you are planning on attending the meeting, please register soon before the meeting is completely sold out. Contact actlmeetings@actl.com with any questions.
The list of confirmed speakers:

Jay S. Bilas, Esq.
ESPN Sports Analyst

Kate Bolduan
Broadcast Journalist/Anchor, CNN

The Honourable Denis Coderre
Mayor, City of Montreal

The Honourable Chrystia Freeland
Minister of Foreign Affairs, Canada

His Excellency the Right Honorable David Johnston

Governor General of Canada
The Honourable Nicholas Kasirer
Justice of the Quebec Court of Appeal

Dr. Daniel Levitin 
Cognitive Psychologist, Neuroscientisr, Author

The Right Honourable Lord Reed
Justice of The Supreme Court of the United Kingdom

The Honorable Myron H. Thompson
Judge, United States District Court
Middle District of Alabama

Captain Pat L. Williams, Ph.D., PHR
Deputy Director, Field Support Activity
Washington Navy Yard, DC
Former Chief Diversity Officer
U.S. Naval Academy
College Publications Available To Fellows
For a limited time, Sages of Our Craft – The First Fifty Years of the American College of Trial Lawyers and No Fault Cooking, a compilation of recipes submitted by Fellows and their spouses, edited by Past President Robert L. Clare, Jr. are available. Fellows interested in obtaining a complimentary copy of the publications may contact nationaloffice@actl.com.  
Numbers Show Positive Response In Call To Help Us Help Others
The Foundation’s Power of an Hour campaign has been a resounding success.  This year the Foundation saw an increase in donations of 42% as Fellows answered the call to contribute the equivalent of one billable hour.  The 2017 Annual Report will detail all the worthy causes that the Foundation has supported. The Report will be available by mid-September.  
Seeking 2018 Emil Gumpert Award Applications
The Foundation’s largest gift has traditionally been for the Emil Gumpert Award. The award recognizes programs, public or private, whose principal purpose is to maintain and improve the administration of justice. The programs considered may be associated with courts, law schools, bar associations or any other organization that provides such a program. Applications for the 2018 Award are due October 2 and the form may be downloaded from the website. Fellows have been a source of applicant referrals in the past, and they are encouraged to refer worthy organizations to consider applying.  For any questions regarding the award or application process, contact Amy Mrugalski at the National Office, amrugalski@actl.com.
Why I Give to the Foundation
Click here to view a video of Former U.S. Foundation President and Past President David Beck on why he gives to the Foundation. 
White Paper Gains Attention From DOE
Regent Ritchie E. Berger attended a summit on July 13, 2017 where U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos convened a diverse group of stakeholders at the Department of Education to discuss the impact of the department’s Title IX sexual assault guidance on students, families and institutions. Secretary DeVos met with stakeholders in three 90-minute roundtable discussions. Berger attended the session that included representatives of educational institutions and subject matter experts. Deputy Assistant Secretary for the Strategic Operations and Outreach in the Office of Civil Rights (OCR) Candice E. Jackson spoke to the group about the White Paper on Campus Sexual Assault Investigations and expressed interest in holding further discussion on the issues. OCR oversees Title IX sexual assault guidance. Berger is a member of the Task Force on the Response of Universities and Colleges to Allegations of Sexual Violence, which wrote the White Paper
Arizona Fellows Prepare For Yearly Competition

The Arizona Chapter will hold its annual Jenckes Cup Competition between the law schools of the University of Arizona and Arizona State on Friday, November 3, 2017 at the Arizona State University Law School in Phoenix. 

Arkansas Fellows Present CLE at Arkansas Bar Association Annual Meeting
The Arkansas Chapter presented a one-hour ethics program utilizing the ACTL vignettes, slides and Code of Pretrial and Trial Conduct segments, utilizing a moderator and three-person panel at the annual meeting of the Arkansas Bar Association in June 2017 in Hot Springs, Arkansas.  
Colorado Fellows Recognize One of Their Own With Lifetime Achievement Award
The Colorado Chapter unanimously endorsed Fellow Roger Thomasch for the Lifetime Achievement Award. “It's an exceptional award, and it has been given only a few times to trial lawyers who have made a really unique and important contribution, such as Roger has,” Michael McCarthy, the Vice Chair of the state committee said. The Colorado Fellows held their annual dinner July 15, 2017 where they recognized Thomasch for his outstanding legal career. The award has no established procedure for selection nor is it given on a systematic basis. It originates with the Colorado State Committee when one or more Fellows raise the suggestion that a particular lawyer is sufficiently qualified and made a unique and important contribution to the legal community. Daniel S. Hoffman and deceased Judicial Fellow William H. Erickson are the only past recipients of the award.  
Demonstrative Aids At Trial Available

The Complex Litigation Committee has published a new book, Demonstrative Aids At Trial. In this book, the Committee identifies and unravels the legal and practical issues presented by demonstrative aids and offers suggestions for their persuasive and proper use. Included within the book are more than 70 pages of full-color sample exhibits; a thorough discussion of related law and rules; the best practices of experienced lawyers, with general guidelines all lawyers should follow; insights into the views of highly experienced federal trial judges, along with the opinions of jury consultants; useful checklists for judges and lawyers. Former Complex Litigation Committee Chair Harry J. Roper and Complex Litigation Committee Member Douglas R. Dalgleish served as editors-in-chief of the publication. The book is available for purchase on the Bloomberg BNA website. Fellows are eligible to receive a 25% discount by using the code ACTLAD.  

Florida Fellows Continue Legal Services Training
On May 24, 2017, eight Florida Fellows from Tallahassee, Jacksonville and Gainesville hosted a Legal Services Training Program at the Fred Levin (University of Florida) Law School. The day-long program allowed attendees to participate in each phase of a trial and then receive the benefit of suggestions on each performance from Fellows in their group. Kathy Grunewald with Florida Legal Services (FLS) coordinated the program for the Fellows and her planning and attention to detail created a great opportunity for professional growth for the participants and the Fellows as well. In conjunction with FLS, the Florida Fellows have sponsored, organized, and taught trial and courtroom advocacy programs for legal services and legal advocates throughout the state; this is an ongoing project of which has been praised by FLS. The 15 legal services attorneys in attendance were enthusiastic, energetic and especially motivated to improve their trial skills. Their feedback regarding the program taught all how much can be gained from this sort of outreach by the College. The North Florida Fellows in attendance were: Jeptha F. Barbour, Alan Chipperfield, Angelo M. Patacca, Jr. and George E. (Buddy) Schulz, Jr. from Jacksonville; Larry D. Simpson, James P. Judkins and S. William Fuller, Jr. from Tallahassee; and John D. Jopling from Gainesville.   Many thanks to Judkins and Fuller for organizing this very successful event.
Missouri Holds CLE - Trial Wars: Return of the Jury
An interactive mock trial CLE was presented by the Missouri Fellows in partnership with Saint Louis University Law School on June 13, 2017. Titled “Trial Wars: Return of the Jury,” the seminar focused on the adversarial skills and persuasion techniques for effectively trying a lawsuit both from plaintiff and defense perspective from opening statement through closing argument. During the presentation, presenters explained their trial strategy while attendees had the opportunity to ask questions.  
New-York Downstate Fellows Offer Time, Training To Legal Services Lawyers
An all-day program with 24 participants was held by Fellows from the New York-Downstate chapter on June 22, 2017.  All participants were legal services lawyers. Held at the Jones Day office in downtown Manhattan, it included nine Fellows who acted as trainers. Titled “Direct & Cross Examination,” it consisted of mock trial exercises using College materials.  Fellows who volunteered to assist as trainers included: Jonathan P. Bach; Peter A. Bicks; Barry A. Bohrer; Thomas Fitzpatrick; Shawn P. Kelly; former New York-Downstate Committee Chair Larry H. Krantz; New York-Downstate Committee Chair J. Bruce Maffeo; William J. Schwartz; and Charles A. Stillman.  The feedback received was overwhelmingly positive. 
Public Defenders Committee Sponsors Seminar On Implicit Bias
The committee, through a grant from the Foundation of the College, sponsored a seminar on implicit bias on May 12, 2017 at Fordham University Law School. Fellows Paul Dewolfe, Maurice Grant, Public Defenders Committee Chair Brendan O’Neill and Leigh Skipper attended the live presentation at Fordham. The two-hour seminar was a success. The presenters were Rachel Godsil, Director of Research at the Perception Institute and professor at Rutgers University Law School and Alexis McGill Johnson, Executive Director of the Perception Institute. The presentation was filmed then formatted into two separate videos, each one hour long. In Part 1, Godsil and Johnson address racial paradoxes (why outcomes do not seem to align with society's egalitarian values) and implicit bias. In Part 2, Godsil covers racial anxiety, stereotype threat and then took questions from the audience.  The videos are available on the College YouTube channel. Click here to view
Teaching of Trial & Appellate Advocacy Committee Holds Training Programs in TX, CA
In Austin, Texas on June 23, 2017, the Utah Supreme Court case State v. Long was the basis for a program called "May It Please the Court: Effective Oral Advocacy." It was presented to public interest lawyers by the Teaching of Trial and Appellate Advocacy Committee and the American Academy of Appellate Lawyers - the first time the two organizations have collaborated. Developed by the committee, chaired by Paul Mark Sandler, and the Access Justice Committee, chaired by Barry Abrams, in conjunction with the American Academy, the entire program was videotaped.  It will be available for state and province committees to use as a training tool for public interest lawyers in their community. The University of Texas School College of Law provided the courtroom and important supporting staff assistance.
On July 14, 2017, the Committee presented its one-day Bootcamp Trial Training Program at the Federal Courthouse of San Francisco.  The program was co-sponsored by the San Francisco Bar Association and the ABA’s Litigation Section, and coordinated under the leadership of Northern California State Committee William P. Keane and Fellow Teresa M. Caffese and Teaching of Trial and Appellate Advocacy Committee Chair Paul Mark Sandler.
Texas Fellows Offers First-Time CLE - Ethics & Litigation: A Radically Different Approach
For the first time, the Texas Fellows will offer an all-day Ethics Litigation CLE program on Thursday, September 28, 2017 at the Marriott Marquis in Houston, Texas. The program, “Ethics and Litigation: A Radically Different Approach”, will consist of real-life trial demonstrations conducted by widely known lawyers and ethics experts. There also will be a twelve-person jury during the exercise, with a panel discussion following the jury’s verdict.   Attendance will be limited to ACTL Fellows and lawyers from their firms. The cost is $250, and six hours of ethics CLE credit will be provided. Contact Texas State Committee Chair Rod Phelan for more details.
Utah Chapter Sponsors Symposium on Implicit Bias
On May 24, 2017, the Utah Chapter and the University of Utah College of Law co-sponsored a half-day symposium on the topic of Implicit Bias. The symposium was funded, in part, by a public service grant from the Foundation. It featured as its guest speaker the Hon. Mark Bennett, a Senior U.S. District Court Judge from the Northern District of Iowa who has written and spoken on this subject extensively and who delivered a powerful and provocative presentation. The program also included three skills-based sessions during which Fellows Kathryn Nester, Alan Sullivan and Richard Burbidge, effectively demonstrated how to identify implicit bias through juror voir dire, address it in opening statements and expose it during cross-examination. The brief demonstrations were then followed by panel discussions with Judge Bennett, local jurists, and Fellow Andrew Morse. The symposium drew almost 100 participants consisting of state and federal judges; representatives from the Federal Public Defender’s Office, the U.S. Attorney’s Office and the Legal Services Corporation; and local prosecutors and private practitioners. The topic of implicit bias is one of great importance to the College and the fair administration of justice. Judges, advocates, litigants, and jurors all come to the table with implicit biases that influence how they interpret evidence, understand facts, parse legal principles and make judgment calls. The symposium provided participants the opportunity to better understand this concept and consider various alternatives to addressing its impacts in the courtroom. Many participants expressed appreciation for the program, frequently describing it as “one of the best CLEs I have ever attended.”  Many others suggested that they left the symposium with much to think about and more reading to be done. The success of the symposium was enhanced by the Utah Chapter’s ability to donate $8,000 from the registration fees to "And Justice For All," an organization whose continued viability in the community is critical to providing free civil legal aid for individuals and families struggling with abuse, disability, discrimination and poverty. The organization was recognized with the 2008 Emil Gumpert Award.
Vermont Fellows Help Launch Inaugural Trial Academy
Vermont Fellows contributed to the inaugural VBA Trial Academy on July 21, 2017 at the Vermont Law School (VLS). The daylong program included contributions from presiding judges from the federal, state and Vermont Supreme Court benches; VBA Young Lawyers Division members; and volunteers from the Consumer Assistance Program and the Vermont Law School. The teaching session was organized to allow an opportunity for lawyers to present a variety of trial segments in either a criminal or civil mock trial setting.  Each participating lawyer was critiqued in an individual courtroom by one of the following volunteer presiding judges: U.S. District Court Judge Christina Reiss, Justices Harold Eaton and Karen Carroll, and Vermont Superior Court Judges Thomas Zonay, Cortland Corsones, Samuel Hoar and Judicial Fellow David Fenster.  Vermont State Committee Chair David Cleary, Richard Rubin, Karen McAndrew, James Murdoch, Robert Sand, William Leckerling and Peter Joslin joined the judges in offering thoughtful and detailed critiques of the lawyer participants as they presented opening statements, direct and cross examinations of fact and expert witnesses, and closing statements in seven classrooms, each set up as courtrooms at VLS. The event closed with a brief plenary debriefing where each volunteer judge spoke about the day’s experience, the quality of presentations and the importance of trial advocacy.  
State/Province Meeting Round-up
Saskatchewan: The 2017 Sopinka Cup, recognizing the best performance in Canadian moot competitions, was awarded to the University of Saskatchewan team. Coach Ashley Smith and all  members of the team were honored by Saskatchewan Fellows at a dinner celebration in Saskatoon in June.   

South Dakota: The South Dakota Fellows met in Rapid City in June.  State Chair Thomas G. Fritz led a discussion about potential candidates. Regent Kathleen Flynn Peterson spoke on recent activities of the Board of Regents and the process of selecting new Fellows once nominations are received at the National Office.
2017 Annual Meeting
Montréal, QC
September 14-17, 2017
Western Chairs Workshop
Laguna Niguel, CA
October 12-15, 2017  

Eastern Chairs Workshop
Amelia Island, FL
October 26-29, 2017


Tri-State Regional Meeting
Savannah, GA
January 25-28, 2018

Region 6 Regional Meeting
Oxford, Mississippi
April 20-22, 2018


Vermont Fellows Meeting 
Shelburne, VT
September 20, 2017

New Mexico Fellows Meeting
Albuquerque, NM 
September 22-24, 2017

Nebraska Fellows Dinner
September 29, 2017

Indiana Fellows Dinner
October 20, 2017
Mark your calendar now to attend one of the College’s upcoming gatherings.

More events can be viewed on the College website.

Click here for the Events Calendar.
Regent Kathleen Flynn Peterson 
of Minneapolis, Minnesota recently received the Myra Bradwell Award from the Minnesota Women Lawyers in recognition of her tenacity, courage, perseverance and leadership on issues of concern to women in that state. 
Daniel F. Goldstein
of Baltimore, Maryland was selected by the Daily Record as the recipient of its 2017 Lifetime Achievement Award in recognition of his record of leadership of the Bar and many notable accomplishments.
Conrad K. Harper
of New York, New York was awarded the Henry J. Friendly Medal of the American Law Institute at its Annual Meeting in May 2017 in Washington, D.C.
Robert Josefsberg
of Miami, Florida has been honored with 2 awards for distinguished leadership contributions.  He has been awarded the Mario P. Goderich Legal Ethics Award in recognition of his professionalism and commitment to ethical practice.  He was also selected by the Daily Business Review for its Lifetime Achievement Award in view of his lasting impact on the law and the legal community in South Florida.
Michael J. O'Connor
of Phoenix, Arizona, Chief Legal Officer of the massive Salt River water project,  was recently named Outstanding In-House Counsel of 2017 at the Arizona Bar Convention.
Wendy J. Olson
of Boise, Idaho has been recognized by the Diversity Section of the Idaho State Bar with the Justice For All Award given to that person who has made exceptional contributions in protecting and promoting all aspects of diversity in Idaho. 
Emil Gumpert Award Check Presentation, May 18: President Dalton traveled to San Francisco to attend the Immigrant Legal Resource Center (ILRC) Annual Dinner where he presented the organization with a $100,000 check as part of being awarded the Emil Gumpert Award.  Around 350 were in attendance, including Emil Gumpert Award Committee Chair David Barry and California Attorney General Xavier Becerra, who applauded the College for how it was helping ILRC. The ILRC is the kind of organization that the College, through the Foundation and the Emil Gumpert Award, was created to help.   
West Virginia, May 20: Around 30 Fellows and their guests were at the event, which included West Virginia State Committee Chair Ted Martin, Regent Frankie and Beverly Marion and incoming Regent Susan Brewer.  The dean of the West Virginia Law School gave brief remarks, complimentary of the College for its engagement with the law school.  President Dalton spoke on College initiatives, all the contributions from Marion on College programs and introduced Brewer as the soon-to-be new Regent.  The West Virginia chapter may be small but has all the aspects of fellowship and collegiality that will continue to do great things.  

Ontario, June 8: Approximately 55 attended this Fellows-only dinner at the Park Hyatt in the beautiful and diverse city of Toronto, the third largest city in North America. Attendees included Past President David Scott, Treasurer Jeff Leon, Journal Editor Stephen Grant and Regent Steve Schwarz. After cocktail hour, Province Committee Chair Scott Fenton introduced President Dalton. Instead of the usual sit-down dinner, food was served in different stations, allowing President Dalton to spend more time talking to Fellows. The group is excited by the fact that two of the next three Annual Meetings will be in Canada and the prospect of Leon becoming the second President from Canada.  

District of Columbia, June 9: The next day, President Dalton attended the Washington, DC Fellows annual dinner at the Chevy Chase Club.  An outdoor cocktail hour preceded the dinner, with nearly 45 Fellows and their guests in attendance.  Among the attendees were Past President Earl and Pat Silbert, Regent Bill Murphy, Former Regent Jim Schiller, Diversity Liaison Joe Coldwell and District of Columbia Committee Chair Mark McDougall. Four new Fellows were introduced, followed by remarks from President Dalton.  The after-dinner presentation was given by Fellow and former White House Counsel Neil Eggleston with Murphy posing the questions.  The leadership and commitment among the DC Fellows can be seen and is a good model for the College.
Northeast Regional Meeting, New Brunswick, June 16-18: The Northeast Regional Meeting occurred in a place unlike any President Dalton had attended, at the Algonquin Resort in St. Andrews.  After two separate flights and then a 1:15 hour drive, he was greeted by maritime grey, which lingered throughout the weekend. The first night opened with lobster, maritime music and fellowship to warm the heart and hands. Around 33 Fellows attended, along with an equal number of guests. Those in attendance included three Past Presidents: Ralph Lancaster; Mike Mone and Joan Lukey; Treasurer Jeff Leon; Former Regent Bruce Felmly and Regent Liz Mulvey. Saturday morning had a full program that included remarks from Dominic LeBlanc, Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard. There was also a friendly debate between Felmly and Fellow George MacDonald titled “Arbitration or Litigation?” Leon acted as moderator.  After the program, Fellows and guests went on a boat tour of FDR’s retreat at Campobello Island. A festive Saturday evening dinner marked the end of the meeting. Province Committee Chair Marjorie Hickey is well-respected and motivated – just what the College needs in leadership.
Kentucky, June 21:  Approximately 25 Fellows and their guests attended the Kentucky Fellows Dinner in Owensboro, which included Regent Kathleen Trafford.  Before the event started, President Dalton made quite an impression on the small town during his walkabout, standing out in his dark suit and sunglasses. His pre-dinner talk noted that Kentucky has 18,000 lawyers; 70 are Fellows and 2 of the 70 are women.  President Dalton told attendees the College is better than that and can do better. Rising to the challenge, Kentucky State Committee Chair Rick Straub informed him the College’s diversity efforts is working, as they will have several nominees with a strong contingent of women. With Straub as Committee Chair, Kentucky has nothing to worry about.  

Texas, June 23: Immediate Past President Mike Smith represented the College at the Texas Fellows Summer Luncheon, held at Brook Hollow Country Club in Dallas. His driver from the airport told him President George W. Bush was expected at the Club, but no sign of him was to be found. The luncheon, held during the State Bar of Texas meeting, has over time set the stage for a 50-75 Fellow gathering. The agreeable weather contributed to a nearly full capacity. A reception got the event to a prompt start followed by lunch and desserts. During dessert, Texas State Committee Chair Rod Phelan made a few comments on recent inductees followed by Past President Smith, who gave an update on the diversity initiative, communication efforts, white paper on campus sexual assault investigations and the undertakings on behalf of veterans.  Following his remarks, Fellow Richard Mithoff showed a brief clip on deceased Fellow Joe Jamail and the foundation for the under-served which has been established in Jamail’s name.  After, Fellow Dicky Grigg paid respects to four Texas Fellows who had passed away since the last luncheon. There is a strong sense of well-being among the Texas Fellows.

Colorado, July 15: After completing an all-day mediation in Grand Rapids the day before, President Dalton flew into Denver Saturday morning for the Colorado Fellows Annual Black Tie Dinner at Cherry Hills Country Club.  About 45 Fellows and guests enjoyed dinner and drinks on an outside terrace at the club. Attendees included Former Regent Mike and Brett O’Donnell and current Regent Paul and Jeanne Hickey and First Lady Eileen Dalton.  After an introduction from Hickey, President Dalton provided brief remarks. Following his remarks, Hickey presented Eileen with a necklace and President Dalton with a cowboy belt buckle. After the festivities ended, the Daltons packed up their car and headed to Crested Butte for a week of vacation. The Colorado Fellows are doing everything that is asked of them and more.

Minnesota, July 25: President Dalton attended the Minnesota Fellows Dinner at the Minikahda Club in Minneapolis, a beautiful venue that overlooks Minneapolis and Lake Calhoun. Minnesota State Committee Chair Chuck Webber put together a nice event, where drinks started at 4:30 p.m. and the event ended at 7:00 p.m. The buffet style format allowed President Dalton to spend more time meeting Fellows and their guests. Around 60 Fellows and guests attended, which included Regent Kathleen Flynn Peterson, Former Regent Brian O’Neill and former Minnesota State Committee Chair Sally Ferguson. President Dalton provided brief remarks on the initiatives the College is pushing forward. President Dalton’s early departure to catch an 8:15 flight made for a quick, but good, trip. The College is in fine shape under Webber’s leadership.  
William Robert Garmer of Lexington, Kentucky was sworn in as President of the Kentucky Bar Association during the 2017 KBA Annual Convention in June.

The following Fellows have been elevated to the bench in their respective jurisdictions.

Peter Kalichman
Westmont, Quebec
Effective May 2017
Superior Court of Quebec
District of Montreal

John P. McDonald 
Watchung, New Jersey
Effective July 10, 2017
Superior Court, Family Division
Somerset County

Jocelyn Speyer
Toronto, Ontario
Effective July 2017
Judge of the Central East Region
Superior Court of Justice, Ontario

Heather J. Williams
Ottawa, Ontario
Effective April 2017
Judge of the East Region
Superior Court of Justice, Ottawa

The College extends congratulations to these Judicial Fellows. 
The College has been notified of the passing of the Fellows listed below. The date after each name notes the year of induction into the College, and the date following the state or province is the date of his or her passing. A tribute to each will appear in the In Memoriam section of a subsequent issue of the Journal.

Everette Garrett Allen, Jr., ’86, Richmond, Virginia, May 29, 2017

Harry C. Armstrong, ’75, a Fellow Emeritus, Edwardsville, Illinois, June 29, 2017

Sidney Balick, ’85, a Fellow Emeritus, Wilmington, Delaware, May 18, 2017

William Stephen Bon, ’89, a Fellow Emeritus, Casper, Wyoming, February 1, 2017

Richard P. Brown, Jr., ’68, a Fellow Emeritus, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, May 29, 2017

Edward P. Camus, ’78, a Fellow Emeritus, Olney, Maryland, September 2, 2016

Gary James Clendening,  ’90, Bloomington, Indiana, November 16, 2016

Paul R. Cressman, Sr., ’70, a Fellow Emeritus, Bellevue, Washington, October 7, 2016

John T. Dolan, ’84, Newark, New Jersey, May 24, 2017

Robert Keith Drummond, ’86, a Fellow Emeritus, Nashville, Tennessee, July 25, 2017

Jervis Spencer Finney, ’82, a Fellow Emeritus, Baltimore, Maryland, April 9, 2017  

John Clark Frakes, Jr., ’84, a Fellow Emeritus, Grosse Pointe Woods, Michigan, January 18, 2017

Bradford Morris Gearinger, ’89, a Fellow Emeritus, Akron, Ohio, May 30, 2017

Jerald Edmund Jackson, ’67, a Fellow Emeritus, Decatur, Illinois, May 17, 2016

Larry Lee Lambert, ’77, a Fellow Emeritus, Wichita Falls, Texas, April 27, 2017

Patton Greene Lochridge, ’97, Austin, Texas, June 1, 2017

William J. Martin, ’81, Oak Park, Illinois, July 2017  

Stephen A. Matthews’77, a Fellow Emeritus, Pine Bluff, Arkansas, March 1, 2017

Hon. John J. O’Brien, ’80, a  Judicial Fellow, Milton, Massachusetts, November 5, 2016

Peter N. Perretti. Jr., ’90, a Fellow Emeritus, Morristown, New Jersey, February 27, 2016

Elton A. Rieves, ’81, a Fellow Emeritus, Mountain View, Arkansas, June 20, 2016

Jeffrey Bordeaux Smith, ’84, a Fellow Emeritus, Sykesville, Maryland, June 17, 2017

David Solomon, ’80, a Fellow Emeritus, Helena, Arkansas, March 23, 2017

David Burford Stutsman’75, a Fellow Emeritus, Belleville, Illinois, December 29, 2016

William J. Taylor, ’76, Wynnewood, Pennsylvania, June 16, 2017

Roger P. Thomasch, ’99, Denver, Colorado, July 14, 2017  

George M. Vetter, Jr., ’70, a Fellow Emeritus, Providence, Rhode Island, December 24, 2015

LeRoy R. Voigts, ’83, a Fellow Emeritus, Waverly, Iowa, April 26, 2017

Hersh E. Wolch, Q.C., ’93, Calgary, Alberta, Canada, July 17, 2017

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