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ΦΔΦHeadnoter The International Legal Fraternity of Phi Delta Phi · 1426 21st Street, NW · Washington, DC 20036-5947 · (202) 223-6801 · email: [email protected] WINTER 2010 PHI DELTA PHI HEADNOTER · WINTER 2010 1 2010 Legal Excellence Awards The Phi Delta Phi Legal Excellence Awards were created to honor our members who have achieved prominence in the legal pro- fession while remaining true to the ideals of our Order. Having exemplified an unyielding commitment to the ethical principles espoused by our venerable Fraternity, on April 10th, 2010, the Phi Delta Phi Council awarded the 2010 Phi Delta Phi Legal Ex- cellence Awards to The Honorable John Paul Stevens, U.S. Supreme Court Justice (Ret.) The Honorable Gerald Bard Tjoflat, Circuit Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit The Honorable William Joseph Bauer, Circuit Judge, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit The Honorable Daniel Inouye, U.S. Senator for the State of Hawaii, and The Honorable Patrick Leahy, U.S. Senator for the State of Vermont The Faces of Phi Delta Phi Leaders, Lawyers & Legends For over 140 years, Phi Delta Phi has upheld ethics in our profession. To capture this im- portant legacy, we created the first commemorative volume preserving the fraternity’s rich history and profiling Phi Delta Phis who have been outstanding “Friends of Justice and Wisdom.” This limited edition volume is filled with fascinating anec- dotes about famous PDPs and richly endowed with rare his- torical photographs from our archives in Washington, D.C. chronicling the evolution of Phi Delta Phi from its early days in Ann Arbor to its position today as the world’s preeminent legal fraternity. Phi Delta Phi Annie Miller Devoy (Tiedeman ’94) super- vised the project which also includes an extensive member directory on CD. Order your copy of “The Faces of Phi Delta Phi Leaders, Lawyers & Legends” now. Don’t miss out on this opportunity . There will not be a second print of this beautiful retrospec- tive of our Fraternity’s history. Call (800) 877-6554 today.

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  • Φ∆ΦHeadnoter The International Legal Fraternity of Phi Delta Phi · 1426 21st Street, NW · Washington, DC 20036-5947 · (202) 223-6801 · email: [email protected] WINTER 2010

    PHI DELTA PHI HEADNOTER · WINTER 2010 1

    2010 Legal Excellence Awards

    The Phi Delta Phi Legal Excellence Awards were created to honor our members who have achieved prominence in the legal pro-fession while remaining true to the ideals of our Order. Having exemplified an unyielding commitment to the ethical principles espoused by our venerable Fraternity, on April 10th, 2010, the Phi Delta Phi Council awarded the 2010 Phi Delta Phi Legal Ex-cellence Awards to

    The Honorable John Paul Stevens, U.S. Supreme Court Justice (Ret.) The Honorable Gerald Bard Tjoflat, Circuit Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit

    The Honorable William Joseph Bauer, Circuit Judge, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit The Honorable Daniel Inouye, U.S. Senator for the State of Hawaii,

    and The Honorable Patrick Leahy, U.S. Senator for the State of Vermont

    The Faces of Phi Delta Phi Leaders, Lawyers & Legends

    For over 140 years, Phi Delta Phi has upheld ethics in our profession. To capture this im-portant legacy, we created the first commemorative volume preserving the fraternity’s rich history and profiling Phi Delta Phis who have been outstanding “Friends of Justice and Wisdom.”

    This limited edition volume is filled with fascinating anec-dotes about famous PDPs and richly endowed with rare his-torical photographs from our archives in Washington, D.C. chronicling the evolution of Phi Delta Phi from its early days in Ann Arbor to its position today as the world’s preeminent legal fraternity.

    Phi Delta Phi Annie Miller Devoy (Tiedeman ’94) super-vised the project which also includes an extensive member directory on CD.

    Order your copy of “The Faces of Phi Delta Phi Leaders, Lawyers & Legends” now.

    Don’t miss out on this opportunity. There will not be a second print of this beautiful retrospec-tive of our Fraternity’s history. Call (800) 877-6554 today.

  • PHI DELTA PHI HEADNOTER · WINTER 2010 2

    Student delegates from the Inns, sitting in Convention in August 2009, voted to implement a new fund raising pro-gram to be known as “Five for Phi”. Simply put, it asks all Phi Delta Phis to contribute financially to the Fraternity in any amount that contains a “5”. It was noted at the Convention, that if every member contributed just $5 to Phi Delta Phi, the Fraternity’s financial picture would be vastly improved. (Unfortunately, over the past few years, Phi Delta Phi has had to reduce the number of scholarships awarded each year due to the depreciation of the Fraternity’s endowment fund.)

    When the vote was passed from the floor of the Convention, many students walked up to the podium and contrib-uted money in furtherance of the plan. Many of these same students will graduate with huge student loan debts, but yet they contributed to Phi Delta Phi.

    Please follow their lead and contribute something – regardless of the amount – to the Five for Phi campaign. It’s easy and it really helps! And . . . you can do so with a few clicks of the mouse. Simply go to www.phideltaphi.org and click on “Five for Phi Campaign”.

    Five for Phi Campaign

    Have you sent in your 2010 Alumni Dues? Perhaps you did not receive our prior request and member-ship card. Perhaps you set it aside to concentrate on the demands of a thriv-ing law practice. Whatever may have happened, we want you to know how much your alumni dues mean to Phi Delta Phi.

    Simply put, your financial sup-port is essential to the vitality of Phi Delta Phi and its programs. With your voluntary alumni dues, we have not only maintained our position as the world’s most prestigious profes-sional law fraternity; we have also expanded our reach and our message is impacting more law students and lawyers than ever before. In the past year, the fraternity chartered its 20th Inn in Mexico - André Hauriou Inn at Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey, Campus Puebla. And we have recently re-activated Scott Inn at Georgetown University and Bryant Inn at Howard University.

    Your Phi Delta Phi membership is a mark of distinction and the part of your résumé that is the most univer-sally admired. Your membership also

    allows you to take advantage of dis-count programs from our corporate partners – GEICO, Avis and Budget Car Rental, Bank of America and we are working to add more! To learn more about our partnership programs, visit our website at http://PhiDeltaPhi.org.

    If you don’t want the hassle of paying annual dues, please consider Active Life Membership. The bene-fits of Active Life Membership can be found at https://phideltaphi.site-ym.com/?page=ActiveLife where you can also learn which of your Brothers and Sisters have already joined the Active Life Honor Roll. To become an Active Life Member yourself, just contact Headquarters to determine your past alumni dues credit toward the one-time Active Life contribution and let us know how you would like your name to appear on your Certifi-cate of Recognition.

    If you haven’t done so already, please take a moment to submit your alumni dues online today. Thank you for showing your pride in Phi Delta Phi and helping to promote ci-vility and professionalism in the prac-tice of law.

    2010 Φ∆Φ Alumni Dues

    Phi Delta Phi’s new web community was launched about a year ago and allows anyone to look up a name and check if a person is a Phi Delta Phi member or not (note: membership lists are not complete before the 1980’s when member records went from paper lists to computer lists). If a record is marked as Lost it means the person is a member of PDP but we’ve lost contact with them. This happens most often as people move and forget to let us know.

    Anyone can check a name but to protect our members’ personal information, only those registered to use the online community are able to find other members in a specific field of law or region for consult or simply find an old classmate. The web community is similar to Facebook or LinkedIn. Members of Phi Delta Phi must actively register to use it – thus the Registered Members notation. Once registered, members can post photos, blogs and résumés and access the Inn pages to learn about meetings, events or utilize the file library an Inn may have set up for outlines. Registered members can also pick and choose which portions of their profile to hide for additional privacy.

    Those marked as Non-Members are members of the fraternity that are deceased or have not yet registered to join the web community. These notations change as members update their contact information or registers and change from lost or non-members to registered members. And sadly, when we learn a registered member has passed away, we delete their registered member record and replace it with a non-registered member record.

    The web community is still young but as more members register to join, it becomes a powerful networking tool and the best way to stay current on PDP news and events.

    Are you Lost, Registered, or a Non-Member?

  • PHI DELTA PHI HEADNOTER · WINTER 2010 3

    60th J. Will Pless Graduate of the Year

    Michael P. Vargo, a graduate of South Texas College of Law in Houston was selected as the 2010 J. Will Pless International Graduate of the Year by PDP’s Court of Appeals. He served as Wood Inn’s Magister in ‘09-’10 and as Historian in ‘08-’09. Mr. Vargo received a $3,000 cash prize and is invited to attend the next Biennial Convention as a guest of the Fraternity.

    The J. Will Pless Award is in honor of the Fraternity’s President Emeritus (‘75-’85) and former Justice of the Supreme Court of North Carolina.

    Best Lawyers, the oldest and most respected peer-review publication in the legal profession, has named Eugene J. Flynn, III (Monteith ‘80) as the “Dallas Best Lawyers' Immigration Lawyer of the Year” for 2011. Mr. Flynn has been identified as a "Super Lawyer" Texas Monthly magazine every year in since 2003 and also serves as Secretary of the Libertarian Party of the State of Texas.

    Kristie Hatcher-Bolin (Ladd ‘01) has been promoted to Of Counsel at the Lakeland, Florida office of GrayRobin-son, P.A. She joined the office as an associate in the fall of 2003. Hatcher-Bolin focuses her practice in the areas of ap-pellate, appeals, general civil, commercial litigation and employment and labor law. She holds membership to The Flor-ida Bar and the American Bar Association. In addition to her professional work, she is involved in Emerge Lakeland and Guardian Ad Litem. She is also an alumna of the Alpha Delta Pi sorority and Order of the Coif.

    David S. Hendrix (Ranney ‘89) a shareholder in the Tampa office of GrayRobinson, P.A., was recently appointed to the Boy Scouts of America Southern Region Board of Directors and Vice President of Council Operations for the State of Florida for the Boy Scouts of America. In this role, Hendrix will work with the Operations Teams from all eight Flor-ida Councils and represent Florida on the Southern Region Board which runs from Texas to the District of Columbia. Hendrix previously served as President of the Gulf Ridge Council from 2008-2010. He holds memberships to The Flor-ida Bar and the Hillsborough County Bar Association. In addition to serving on the Boy Scouts of America Gulf Ridge Council Board of Directors for more than 15 years, Hendrix is a member of the Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce and currently serves on their board of directors.

    Karl L. Mulvaney (Willkie ‘77) a partner at Bingham McHale, LLP and past International President of Phi Delta Phi, received the Indiana State Bar Association’s Civility Award in recognition of his “standard of excellence, civility to fellow members of the Bar, his clients and the community, respect for the profession and commitment to the highest standards of ethical practice.”

    Paul S. Quinn, Jr (Cockrell ‘87) shareholder in the Orlando office of GrayRobinson P.A., has been recertified by The Florida Bar as a specialist in real estate law through 2015. He was originally board certified in 1995. Board certifi-cation requires a written examination, peer review, substantial dedication to the practice area and additional continuing legal education requirements. Since joining GrayRobinson in 1987, Quinn has been a part of several historical real estate projects including his contribution to the purchase of the 270-acre Lake Ruby property, which was chosen as the Orlando Business Journal’s overall Best Real Estate Deal of 2005.

    Lisa C. Williams (Stevens ‘06) has joined Hodgson Russ in the law firm’s Palm Beach office. Her areas of focus include the analysis, design, and drafting of advanced estate-planning trusts and structures, as well as corporate and closely held business structures, transactions, and agreements. Ms. Williams also works with nonprofit organizations and has completed the Mediation Certification Program at Chicago's Center for Conflict Resolution. She is a member of the American Bar Association, Illinois Bar Association, Chicago Bar Association, Florida Bar Association, and Minnesota Bar Association and obtained her CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ certification in 1998. Ms. Williams helped to develop the Certificate in Financial Planning Program at DePaul University and served there as an adjunct faculty mem-ber.

    Recent Deaths Hon. Edward B. Davis (Cockrell ’60), former chief U.S. District Judge, died on May 24 in Southern Florida. Present for the chartering ceremony of Spellman Inn, Asst. Province President Ryan Willits remembers Judge Davis as always making time to serve as a bencher for Spellman initiations when he was Magister.

    Hon. Alba L. Whiteside, Jr. (Swan ‘54, Whiteside Hon.), 10th District Court of Appeals Judge and namesake of Whiteside Inn at Capital University, died on October 14 in Columbus, Ohio.

    Barrister Briefs

  • PHI DELTA PHI HEADNOTER · WINTER 2010 4

    ANSTEAD (Florida International University) Members of Anstead Inn were up bright and early to participate in the 26th Annual Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure in Miami. Local PDPs participated in the largest series of 5K runs/fitness walks in the world to raise funds and awareness for the fight against breast cancer, celebrate breast cancer survivorship, and honor those who have lost their battle with the disease. Members also joined forces with Jennifer Hill of the Florida Immigrant Advocacy Center to assist the Wage Theft Coalition by educating employers and employees of labor and wage rights and interviewing low-income clients about their employment status to identify misclassification resulting in wage and benefit loss. BEASLEY (Rutgers School of Law - Newark) This year’s Teddy Bear Immunity campaign raised over $800 for local charity, The Apostle’s House Charity. Of the 114 bears sold, students returned half to be included in the donation to The Apostle’s House where roughly half of those fed and sheltered are children. BURNS (Quinnipiac University ) During the Spring, Burns Inn held a 5K race which raised over $1,600 for the Wounded Warrior Project. The course received rave reviews and will likely become an annual event. CARDOZO (Stetson University) Cardozo Inn raised over $2,000 for Brighter Seasons for Children, a local charity which helps children in Pinellas County who are infected/affected by HIV/AIDS. They sold immunity cards to students for $5 and, in return, professors who participated in the fundraiser did not call on them in class. This was the Inn’s second immunity fundraiser. The first was held last fall and raised over $800. CLAYBERG (University of Montana) No longer a ‘Failing Inn’ of 4 members, Clayberg Inn successful tripled their membership to 15 earlier this year and have attributed their recruitment success to a multi-group sponsored “Court Respectable Attire” fashion show which also served to promote professionalism. Models were members from the sponsoring groups and a few professors wearing clothes from the local thrift store and showed what to wear and what NOT to wear to court. FOSTER (Indiana University - Bloomington) Earlier this year, Foster Inn held their Ethics Week lecture at Bloomington’s award winning Italian Eatery Grazie! Professor Steele, an expert on legal ethics, led an intimate discussion on the ethical and professional conduct issues surrounding the lawyers who authored the infamous “Torture Memos” during the previous presidential administration. Foster Inn provided complimentary appetizers and snacks. GÓNGORA PIMENTEL (Universidad Contemporanea) On October 29th, Province 29A and Góngora Pimentel Inn of the Contemporary University in Querétaro received a visit from Dr. Genaro David Góngora Pimentel, retired Minister of the Supreme Court of Justice of the Nation, to dis-cuss his book and lecture on "Organized Crime". Also present at the event was Attorney General of the State of Querétaro Arsenio Duran Becerra, current Chairman of the Board of the LVII Legislature, Ricardo Astudillo Suárez, Phi Delta Phi Council Member Xavier Moreno and Province 29A President Nuri Cortina as well as Phi Delta Phis from Mexico City and Monterrey. KENT (University of Michigan) Kent Inn members reside in the Phid House on campus which is in need of repairs. Current student members have successfully appealed to alumni to raise between $1,200 and $1,500 to repair a broken refrigerator, several leaking pipes and replace a problematic fuse box. There are still a few larger projects they are saving toward and appreciate support from all Phis. Please contact Headquarters if you would like to help. MURPHY (St. Louis University) On October 22nd, Murphy Inn held their Inaugural Date Auction for Autism where dates with law students were auctioned off for donations. Community restaurants and businesses were solicited for prize donations that accompanied the dates. In addition, they were able to get the band Carry the Zero to donate

    News from the Inns

  • PHI DELTA PHI HEADNOTER · WINTER 2010 5

    In order to get the most of your Phi Delta Phi membership, we need your help. Please review the checklist below. Just a little participation from you can help us make Phi Delta Phi more meaningful to everyone.

    • Join Phi Delta Phi Online: Create a username and profile to access the PDP Members Only Community. Post a résumé, photos and blogs. The link is on the left of the homepage at www.phideltaphi.org.

    • Make sure your contact information is current and complete. Headquarters can’t send you the latest news and offers if your contact information is out of date. You always have the option to hide any portion of your contact information for privacy purposes. Email Regina at [email protected] for assistance.

    • Pay your annual alumni dues. Your financial support is key to operations and maintaining member • services. If you still haven’t paid your 2009 dues, pay them online under “Member Dues & Donations” or

    send your payment to Phi Delta Phi, 1426 21st Street NW, Washington, DC 20036 or, pay by phone. Just call Headquarters at 202-223-6801.

    • Share your news with us. Use the “Contact Us” link located in the red bar at the top of any PDP webpage to let us know your good news and we’ll share your story with other Phi Delta Phis on our website.

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    their services for the event. In the end, Murphy Inn raised $2,068 for Touchpoint Autism Services based in Saint Louis. Double their expected goal!!! This will become an annual event and is expected to be even bigger next year. The entire student body raved about it and it now seems as if it will be a staple here at Murphy Inn. PINCKNEY (Charleston School of Law) Fall 2010 has been a busy semester for Pinckney Inn. Pinckney hosted Pop Culture Palooza featuring karaoke and pop culture legal trivia and a CLE event titled "A Tennis Match of Ethical Issues Between Litigators and Transactional Lawyers" sponsored by national ethics expert Professor Nathan Crystal. There were 59 attorneys in attendance and the two events raised $2,000 for Pro Bono Legal Services of Charleston. The Inn also hosted Charleston's Mayor Joe Riley who lectured on the topic "How to use your J.D. to give back to your community." The Fall semi-annual Canned Immunity event collected 2,799 lbs. of food, surpassing the Spring term's collection of 2,004 lbs. for the Lowcountry Food Bank. Planned for 2011 is a chili cook off between the school’s student organizations, an ethics competition and an oys-ter roast charity fundraiser. RAND (University of Western Ontario) Recent graduate and one of the reactivating students of Rand Inn, Omar Ha-Redeye was featured in the October 1, 2010 issue of the Canadian publication The Lawyer’s Weekly - proudly wearing his Phi Delta Phi graduation cord. STEVENS (John Marshall Law School) While in Chicago for an awards dinner named in his honor, retired U.S. Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens took time to meet members of the Inn also named after him. Pictured are Inn Magister Caryn Morgan (left), Justice Stevens, and Inn Historian Gerre Ann Harte (right). WEIZSÄCKER (Universitat Tübingen) After receiving his doctorate summa cum laude, Weizsäcker Inn member Johannes Fridrich decided to serve justice and become a criminal court judge for District Court Stuttgart. Meanwhile, members had an opportunity to spend an evening with Inn namesake, Richard von Weizsäcker, Germany's former Head of State on a recent visit to Tübingen.

  • Directory of the Fraternity

    The Council President - Jeffrey Buebendorf, Ellsworth ‘94, Oakdale, CT …………………………[email protected] Vice President - Joseph F. Vitu, Jr, Creighton ‘96, Chicago, IL …………………..……...……[email protected] Member of Council - Patrick Pacheco, Monteith ‘92, Houston, TX …………….…[email protected] Member of Council - Julie Pietrzen, Ranney ‘04, Lakewood, OH ……………………….……[email protected] Member of Council - Xavier Moreno, Recasens Siches ‘00, Los Cabos, BCS, México …….…[email protected]

    The Court of Appeals Chief Justice - J. Tetsuji Tamashiro, Rojina Villegas ‘93, México, DF, México ….…………[email protected] Justice - Jeffrey Wilker, Osgoode ‘88, Etobicoke, ON, Canada ……………………...…………[email protected] Justice - Kelley H. Martin, Monteith ‘92, Scottsdale, AZ ……...……………...……………[email protected]

    For a current list of Province Presidents visit https://phideltaphi.site-ym.com/?page=ProvinceLeadership

    PDP Member Benefits

    GEICO - Mention your Phi Delta Phi mem-bership when getting your quote and you could save hundreds on your car insurance.

    PDP Platinum Plus MasterCard - Earn points whenever you use this no annual fee credit card from Bank of America. Your WorldPoints can be used for cash back, travel and gift cards and comes with free, 24/7 My-Concierge personal assistant service to make dinner reservations or book a complete vaca-tion. Call 1.866.438.6262 and mention Prior-ity Code FAB3RK.

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    My Bar Prep - PDP members get a $10 dis-count when they enroll from the Phi Delta Phi Affiliate Benefits web page.

    Additional Insurance Discounts COMING SOON

    Résumé Posting - PDP members occasionally need to find a lawyer in a different specialty or another state. PDP members who have created a profile on the new “Members Only” web community can attach their résumé for other PDP members to browse when searching the web directory. Create your profile and post your résumé by clicking “Join Phi Delta Phi Online” today at www.phideltaphi.org.

    PHI DELTA PHI HEADNOTER · WINTER 2010 6

    Phi Delta Phi Padfolios and Portfolios are on sale now on the PDP Online Store. The zippered padfolios and the black zippered portfolios are beautifully embossed with our Coat of Arms and “International Legal Fraternity of Phi Delta Estab-lished 1869”. The blue zippered portfolios

    are imprinted with Φ∆Φ in eye catching gold. There are less than 20 in stock of each.

    Buy 2 sale items and get 50% of shipping. Just use Promo Code: PDP2010 All orders are shipped Priority Mail and usually ar-rive in 2-3 business days.

    Just in time for holiday gift giving! Order today! Go to www.phideltaphi.org and look for the Phi Delta Phi Online Store link on the left.

    Phi Delta Phi Padfolio SALE!