Class Notes

Shawna Boothe '13

   (7/27/2015)

Shawna Boothe ('13) won a pro bono custody case with a settlement of her client's removal petition and her ex-husband’s petition for child support payment. Boothe, who worked over 187 pro bono hours over the course of a year on the case, says the settlement “allowed the parties to continue on with their lives without litigation looming over them.”

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Gregg Strauss '09

   (6/17/2015)

Gregg Strauss ('09) is now an associate professor of law at the University of Virginia Law School. Strauss is a family law, jurisprudence and philosophy expert who is offering fresh insight into questions about marriage.

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Karen Tharp '88

   (6/17/2015)

Karen Tharp ('88) was selected by the 7th Judicial Circuit judges as an associate circuit judge. Tharp will be seated in Sangamon County.

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Ward F. McDonald '69

   (6/17/2015)

Ward F. McDonald ('69) was named a 2015 Pillar of the Bar by the Champaign County Bar Association. McDonald is a principal at Meyer Capel, PC in Champaign and has taught real estate finance and law at the University of Illinois College of Law for 25 years. The Ward F. McDonald Scholarship is awarded each spring to the outstanding real estate law student at the College of Law.

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John G. "Greg" Townsend '75

   (6/17/2015)

The Honorable John G. "Greg" Townsend ('75) was named a 2015 Pillar of the Bar by the Champaign County Bar Association. Judge Townsend retired from the Champaign County bench in 2004 after having spent much of his legal career as a judge. He also previously taught University of Illinois College of Law students in the trial advocacy program.

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Paul Hendren '67

   (6/17/2015)

Paul Hendren ('67) was named a 2015 Pillar of the Bar by the Champaign County Bar Association. Hendren is a partner at Miller & Hendren, LLP in Champaign.

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