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Contact: H. Lamar Willis ’99
Atl ProSports/Atlanta City Council
943 Peachtree St., Suite 1514
Atlanta, GA 30309 404-229-6084

Still in the planning and formation stages, the Atlanta Chapter is seeking executive board members and volunteers. To learn how you can get involved, please contact H. Lamar Willis ’99 (see contact above).

Contact: Mark Warner ’89
Witmer Karp & Warner
28 State St.
Boston, MA 02109

The Boston Chapter held a luncheon on October 6 at the Adams Courthouse with Daniel R. Coquillette, the J. Donald Monan, SJ, Professor and former dean of BC Law, who gave the keynote speech on “An American Odyssey on the Brink of Revolution: Josiah Quincy Jr.’s Southern Journal (1773).” About 75 people attended.

The chapter’s holiday event will include a BC Chorale Concert in Trinity Chapel on the Law School campus, followed by a dessert reception in Barat House on Dec. 7 at 8 p.m. On Jan. 31, 2007 there will be a Boston Chapter 3L event at the BC Club at 6 p.m., and on April 12, there will be a luncheon at noon, at a place to be announced. For more information, contact Mark Warner ’89 (see contact above).

Contact: Christopher Zadina ’82
USPS Law Department
222 S. Riverside Pl., Suite 1200
Chicago, IL 60606-6105
312-669-5928 The Chicago Chapter welcomes all area alumni to join in developing ideas for new events and programming. For more information, contact Christopher Zadina ’82 (see contact above).

Contact: Robert Harrison III ’01
Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP
90 State House Sq.
Hartford, CT 06103 860-541-7778

The Hartford Chapter held a reception on Aug. 8 for BC Law students interning in Connecticut. Eric Daniels ’86, managing partner of Robinson & Cole in Hartford, hosted the event.

Contact: Dan Gold ’03
Greenberg Traurig LLP
1221 Brickell Ave.
Miami, FL 33131

The Miami Chapter welcomes all area alumni to join in developing ideas for new events and programming. For more information, contact Dan Gold ’03 (see contact above).

Contact: Patrick Closson ’98
McLane Graf et al.
900 Elm St., PO Box 326
Manchester, NH 03101

The New Hampshire Chapter is currently in the organization stage and expects to kick off an annual BC Law School dinner in Feb. 2007. The chapter is seeking volunteers who might be interested in getting involved. To learn more, contact Patrick Closson ’98 (see contact above).

Contact: Peter Armstrong Egan ’98
Garfunkel Wild & Travis PC
111 Great Neck Rd.
Great Neck, NY 11021

On Aug. 2, the New York Chapter held a reception for BC Law students who had summer jobs in New York. Alumni who graduated in 2001 and beyond were invited as well. More than 50 people attended the event, held at a Soho restaurant called Gatby’s. The evening was organized by Sheila Bautista ’04.

On Aug. 23, the chapter collaborated with the BC Law Career Services Office to welcome secondand third-year students interviewing with New York area firms. The event, which drew about 75 guests, was hosted in Hogan & Hartson. Many local alumni made themselves available at the event to answer questions about practicing in the New York City market.

Contact: Lawrence S. Ma ’01
Greene Radovsky Maloney & Share LLP
Four Embarcadero Center, 40th Fl.
San Francisco, CA 94111

The Northern California Chapter hosted an alumni holiday reception on Nov. 29 in San Francisco at the historic downtown Olympic Club. For more information on future events, contact Lawrence S. MA ’01 (see contact above).

Contact: Walter L. McDonough ’79
Swartz Campbell LLC
1601 Market St., 34th Fl.
Philadelphia, PA 19103

The Philadelphia Chapter hosted its annual Father Drinan Award ceremony on Nov. 9. This year’s award was shared by Michael Banks and J. Gordon Cooney, two partners at the Philadelphia law firm of Morgan Lewis & Bockius. Banks and Cooney took on a pro bono case in New Orleans, in which they represented a man on death row, successfully winning him a new trial and getting the prior conviction overturned. The Philadelphia Chapter presents the Father Drinan award to individuals who have demonstrated leadership in advocating social justice. Past recipients include Father Drinan himself, former Pennsylvania Senator Harris Wofford, and former Pennsylvania Congressman William Gray.

Contact: William P. Robinson III ’75
Rhode Island Supreme Court
250 Benefit St.
Providence, RI 02903

The Rhode Island Chapter notes with sadness the death of one of its most distinguished members, Judge Francis Boyle of the United States District Court for the District of Rhode Island. Judge Boyle ’52 was particularly proud of the fact that he was a graduate of BC Law and was a very active member of the Rhode Island Chapter. A funeral mass for Boyle was held on Sept. 16 at St. Mary’s Church in Newport, at which Judge Bruce M. Selya of the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit gave an eloquent eulogy. On a lighter note, shortly after the holidays, the chapter will host a winter cocktail reception for all BC Law alumni in the Rhode Island. Invitations designating the time and place of the reception will be mailed in the near future.

Contact: Andrew M. Apfelberg ’96
Rutter Hobbs & Davidoff Inc.
1901 Avenue of the Stars, 17th Fl.
Los Angeles, CA 90067-6018

The Southern California Chapter hosted two events for current students who worked in the area this past summer.

The first was a networking lunch at which alumni of all different class years fielded student questions, ranging from “How do I keep track of time?” to “What is the best way to build a good reputation in the legal community?” The second event was a casual social hour.

In other news, the chapter is pleased to welcome Tom Gaynor ’01 back from DC. He has assumed the role of chapter vice president for the Southern California Chapter.

Contact: Gregory Corbett ’99
Kirkland & Ellis LLP
655 Fifteenth St., NW
Washington, DC 20005

The DC Chapter is hosting a winter reception on Jan. 4, 2007 at the Willard Hotel, 1401 Pennsylvania Ave., NW.

The change in date this year from December to January is to coordinate the event with the Association of American Law Schools (AALS) conference, which is being held in Washington, DC. Several BC Law faculty members are expected to attend the chapter reception, thanks to their scheduled presentations at the 2007 AALS conference; they include Phyllis Goldfarb, Catharine Wells, and Anthony Farley.

If you are a DC-area alumnus or know of other local alumni who would like to get involved in the DC Chapter and receive notices about upcoming events, please contact Gregory Corbett ’99 (see contact above).

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