CLE Program Remembers Beloved Lawyer & Raises Funds For Fellowship in His Honor, 0916 ALBJ, 77 The Alabama Lawyer 383 (2016)

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CLE Program Remembers Beloved Lawyer and Raises Funds For Fellowship in His Honor

Vol. 77 No. 5 Pg. 383

Alabama Bar Lawyer

September, 2016

On November 11, Samford University's Cumberland School of Law and the Alabama Fellows of the American College of Trial Lawyers will present the Jere F. White, Jr. Trial Advocacy Institute. The Trial Advocacy Institute serves as the primary fundraising event for the Jere F. White, Jr. Fellows Program at Cumberland.

Prior to his death October 3,2011, Jere and his wife, Lyda, established the fellows program. The program seeks to recruit outstanding students with strong academic credentials and also a history of leadership and commitment to service, thereby promoting the development of lawyers who share ideals that were so important to Jere. Each year, the fellows program provides one entering Cumberland School of Law student a full-tuition scholarship, an annual stipend, tuition and lodging at the law school's Cambridge, England Study Abroad Program and several mentoring opportunities.

This year's institute promises to be a unique continuing legal education program with giveaways such as two tickets to the Iron Bowl Football Game and two tickets to the SEC Championship Football Game. Civil rights attorney, preacher and former elected official Fred Gray is the keynote speaker. Gray's clients have included Martin Luther King, Jr., Rosa Parks and the victims of the Tuskegee Syphilis Study, and he played a pivotal role in dismantling legal segregation in the state of Alabama. The CLE program offers an outstanding range of presenters and moderators and is preapproved for credits in Alabama, Florida, Mississippi, Tennessee and Georgia. Institute details and...

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