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Hastings Alumni Mag-Spring 2014

spending more time sipping Malbec and enjoying the view of the spectacular Andes from the veranda of their vacation/rental home in Mendoza, Argentina. / Cathy Moran writes: “My blog for new bankruptcy lawyers, BankruptcyMastery. com, was selected as one of the top 100 blogs for 2013 by the ABA. I continue to practice bankruptcy in Mountain View and co-edit a personal finance site, ConsumerLedger.com. I’m enjoying an empty nest and a copious kitchen garden.” / Bill Richardson retired from the practice of federal income tax law and is now a professor of the practice of law at William & Mary Law School. ’77 Harrison Karr, who has been working for the U.S. EPA for more than 20 years, has taken a one-year assignment working for the Navajo Nation Department of Justice in Window Rock, Ariz. He is assigned to enforce environmental laws for the cleanup of contamination from past uranium mining and processing in Navajo Indian Country. ’76 Oxnard attorney Richard L. Francis was named to the 15-member governing board of Ventura County’s Community Action Agency. Richard has served on the Ventura City Council and served two years as Ventura’s mayor. / Judge George Hernandez has been assigned to preside over one of the two complex litigation departments in Alameda Superior Court. / W. Robert “Bob” Lesh was awarded the Norby Award for 2013, given by the Family Law Judges of San Diego County annually to a family law attorney who has significantly contributed to the family law community. He is only the fourth family law attorney to receive both the Norby and the Mike Shea Chair awards since the Norby’s inception 27 years ago. ’75 Ida Abbott continues her consulting practice. Her new book, Sponsoring Women: What Men Need to Know, Michael Tucevich ’74 and his daughter, Morgan was published in January. / Justice James R. Lambden, retired from the California Court of Appeal, First Appellate District, received the Benjamin Aranda III Access to Justice Award from the State Bar of California, the California Judges Association, the California Commission on Access to Justice, and the Judicial Counsel. / Basil Plastiras writes: “My daughter, Selene Plastiras ’13, was sworn in as the { CLASS NOTES } newest lawyer in the family. She had worked as an extern for SF Superior Court Judge Robertson her last semester, who did the honors.” ’ 74 Former Piedmont Mayor Michael Bruck was inducted as the 105th president of the Rotary Club of Oakland. An attorney and longtime civic leader, he has been a member of the Oakland service club for 32 years. / Rick Derevan was awarded the Orange County Bar Association’s Presiding Justice David G. Sills Award for Appellate Excellence. The award is given annually to a lawyer or an appellate justice. Rick, who practices appellate law at the Costa Mesa office of Snell & Wilmer, is the first lawyer to receive the award. / Ann Ravel was elected vice chair of the Federal Election Commission for 2014. She was nominated by President Publishing and Pedaling Jim Cox ’69 writes: “I am still teaching full-time at Duke and just published the seventh edition of Securities Regulations (with Langevoort and Hillman), and forthcoming is the 11th edition of Corporations and Other Business Associations (with Eisenberg). Bonnie and I gathered 23 friends last summer for a one-week bike trip along the Mosel. It was a blast, and the wine and beer weren’t bad, either.” UC HASTINGS 55


Hastings Alumni Mag-Spring 2014
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