The Board of Governors would like to acknowledge the following Fellows and firms for their generous contributions to the Stephen E. Tallent Video History Project in 2018. Your support is vital to the continuation of this very important project.
There is still time to make a year-end tax-deductible contribution to the Video History Project. Donate online at https://www.laborandemploymentcollege.org/for-fellows/payment-options.
Last chance reminder! This year, we emailed all Fellows individually and asked that they review their directory listing for accuracy and correctness. Please let us know if you have any changes, updates or corrections so that your listing in the 2019 Directory is error-free! Let Jen Motley know of any changes no later than January 2, 2019.
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• Fellow Graham J. Clarke (pictured right) recently presented a paper entitled "Procedurally Fair Administrative Tribunals: The Law Firm Model" at a Canadian Institute administrative law conference in Ottawa.
• Fellow Jerry M. Hunter of Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner in St. Louis, was recently inaugurated as Chairman of the Board of Directors for Associated Industries of Missouri. Mr. Hunter, who will serve a two-year term, has been active with the Board of Directors for many years. Mr. Hunter was also named as Co-Chair for the Transition Team of incoming Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt.
The College mourns the recent passing of Fellow Michael D. Four. His obituary can be viewed here.
Arbitrators are usually unconcerned about which advocates will be appearing before them. There are some advocates you hope will pick another arbitrator. There are very few advocates whose appearance you anticipate with delight. Michael was one of the few.
Michael's high intelligence, mastery of the law, and wry sense of humor allowed him to forcefully -- and civilly -- advocate for his clients. He could respond to a nasty thrust by his opponent with an understated humorous parry that both gave him the moral high ground and demonstrated conviction in his client's position. He knew where to take a stand and when to move on -- sometimes only to re-position himself and make his point more effectively. He could compromise to advance his client's case, or argue forcefully when that was what his client needed.
As a Fellow of the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers Michael was pledged to civility when appearing before any tribunal. He met and exceeded that pledge in his appearances before me.
I got to chat briefly with Michael at the College's Induction dinner on November 10. It was a delight to see him. I am saddened that it was for the last time. May he rest in peace.
Norman Brand, Esq.
Members of the College strive to promote achievement, advancement and excellence in the practice of labor and employment law. Mr. Four distinguished himself as a leader in the field, and the College was proud to have been able to call him a Fellow.
The College of Labor & Employment Lawyers
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