• Honorary Fellow Judge Bernice Donald will be honored as one of this year’s Margaret Brent Award winners. The ABA Margaret Brent Women Lawyers of Achievement Award, established in 1991, honors outstanding women lawyers who have achieved professional excellence in their area of specialty and have actively paved the way to success for others.
  • Fellow Karen Buesing was recently elected to serve on the Board of Directors for The Florida Bar Foundation and Metropolitan Ministries. During her term at The Florida Bar Foundation, she will help advance organization’s mission of providing greater access to justice throughout the state. At Metropolitan Ministries, Buesing will contribute to its mission of alleviating suffering, promoting dignity, and instilling self-sufficiency for homeless and at-risk families.

  • Fellows Mark Cousens and Bruce Miller were honored by Wayne State University on June 5th at the 7th Annual Labor Leaders on Labor Forum for a lifetime of dedicated service.

  • Fellow Phil Miscimarra has been named Chairman of the National Labor Relations Board by President Donald J. Trump. Read the press release here. Also announced this week, Fellow Bill Emanuel has been nominated to fill one of the two remaining seats on the Board. Littler Mendelson’s press release is attached here.

  • Fellow David Petersen was elected President-Elect of the National Academy of Arbitrators (NAA). Petersen will succeed current President and Fellow Kathleen Miller when her term expires in May 2018.

  • Past CLEL President John Sands and his wife, Diana, returned on June 19th from a two-week tour of Iran sponsored by the New York Times entitled “Tales from Persia.” “It was a spectacular trip,” John said, “and the Iranians we met were without exception friendly, welcoming, and most excited to be visited by Americans.” John recommends that Fellows consider visiting Iran themselves to form their own opinions concerning the current reality on the ground in that fascinating yet vilified country with such a rich history.

  • Fellow Don Slesnick accepted the Gold Medal honor for an individual highlighting his outstanding contributions to Greater Miami at Miami Today’s Gold Medal Awards dinner in April.

  • Fellow Beth Walker is one of three women justices currently serving on the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, making the Mountain State one of just eleven states with a majority of justices who are female. All three were recently interviewed by The State Journal. Read the complete interview here.

  • Fellow Nancy Walker was appointed Chief Deputy Attorney General, to head up the Office’s new Fair Labor Section, by Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro. The Fair Labor Section will engage in investigative and enforcement actions, as well as policy initiatives, in an effort to combat wage theft and other labor violations.

  • Fellow Richard Zuckerman has been elected to a two-year term as chairman of the New York State Bar Association’s Local and State Government Law Section.

  • Fellow Stuart W. Davidson has been chosen to serve as an advisory board member for Our Generation Speaks, an international fellowship program that aims to create a network of future Israeli and Palestinian leaders.

  • Fellow Jerry Hunter was interviewed for an article in the February 2017 issue of St. Louis Lawyer Magazine entitled Unique Perspective on an Accomplished Career.

  • Fellow Rob Manfred spoke about the future of baseball and the next generation of sports fan in an interview for the Bleacher Report.

  • Fellow David Petersen has been nominated as President-Elect of the National Academy of Arbitrators and is scheduled to become President at the NAA's 2018 Annual Meeting. He has been the NAA's Executive Secretary-Treasurer since 2002.

  • Fellow Hon. Richard Posner is one of two esteemed jurists who are featured in Slate magazine’s series of monthly dialogues, the first subject of which is how much deference the President should be given to make Supreme Court selections that comport with his ideology. This month’s conversation focuses on when and how judges should bring their own personal convictions into the courtroom.

  • Fellow Carl E. Ver Beek was one of five alumni inducted into the Indiana University's Maurer School of Law Academy of Law Alumni Fellows in April.