Class Notes (February 2011)

Howard Hawk (AL ’78) was elected to the Alabama Legislature in 1994.  In 1998, he was reelected and became Chair of the Ways and Means Committee.  In 2001, he was appointed as an Alabama District Judge. In 2002, he was elected to a full term as District Judge.  In 2006, he was elected as an Alabama Circuit Judge.  Howard will be up for reelection in 2012.  http://www.howardhawk.com 

Cindy J. Crain (TX ’91), Executive Director of the Tarrant County Homeless Coalition in Fort Worth, Texas, was recently awarded along with the TCHC, the 2010 Outstanding Coalition of the Year Award by the Texas Homeless Network. The honor highlighted some of her efforts, such as developing innovative solutions and resources through technology to prevent and end homelessness and the creation of multiple collaborations between emergency shelters, medical students, EMT, and County hospital resources to improve the health outcomes of the homeless and reducing the use of first-responders and 9-1-1 for non-emergencies resulting in significant savings in local tax dollars. http://www.AHomeWithHope.org

Jake Zimmerman (MO ’95), a Missouri State Representative, is running for St. Louis County Assessor: http://chesterfield.patch.com/articles/assessor-candidate-zimmerman-says-hed-seek-to-rapidly-respond-to-taxpayers-4

Geoff Painter (OR ’96) and his wife recently moved back to his hometown of Portland, Oregon, where he is practicing environmental and natural resources law with the Office of the Solicitor, U.S. Department of the Interior.  Previously, Geoff was a litigation associate with Covington & Burling LLP in San Francisco.  β€œIt’s great to return to public service and also wonderful to be back in Portland,” Geoff said.

Kristina Filopovich (OR ’96) started working as a part-time professor at American University’s Washington College of Law, teaching on gender, international and comparative law.  Filopovich works full-time as a litigation associate at Jenner & Block and lives in Washington, DC. 

Amar Bakshi (DC β€˜05) was named World Producer by CNN.com: http://cnnpressroom.blogs.cnn.com/2011/01/27/cnn-com-names-new-hires-for-world-religion-beats-and-weekend-programming/

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