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In the news

Florida Coastal School of Law professor Brian Foley was mentioned in the news recently - in Saudi Arabia. Foley was quoted in the Arab News, a English language daily newspaper published in Jeddah, Riyadh and Dhahran, Saudi Arabia. His quotes were used in a story about the war on terror.

Jazzy judges

The Jacksonville Women Lawyers Association’s annual judicial reception should be a swinging time this year. The June 2 reception’s theme is “An Evening of Judicial Jazz.” It will be held from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the downtown Hyatt Regency. Sponsorship opportunities and tickets are still available. Tickets cost $25 and include entertainment, hors d’oeuvres and open bar the first hour.

The Thursday reception will bring together state and federal judges, general magistrates with local attorneys. The JWLA will announce its 2005 Woman Lawyer of the Year. The award is given annually to a JWLA member in recognition of outstanding accomplishment or significant contributions in the areas of pro bono service, professionalism, community involvement and legal service.

Double threat

In addition to her work as a legal assistant at Pajcic and Pajcic, April Stringfellow has been helping the firm out on the athletic field. Stringfellow plays wide receiver for the firm’s flag football team and plays on the softball team, which finished as runner up in the 2003 Law League. April also ran on the firm’s River Run team.

Committed to campus

Speaking of Pajcic and Pajcic, one of their attorneys, Tad Griffin has formed some pretty close bonds with Florida Community College Jacksonville. He’s an adjunct professor in the school’s paralegal program and selects two paralegal interns from the school. Sounds like the firm has a character in one of its law clerks from Florida Coastal School of Law. According to the firm’s newsletter, clerk John Leombruno holds the FCSL record for eating the most chicken wings in 15 minutes. Lembruno put down 50 to break the record.

FCSL alumni meeting

The monthly FCSL alumni meeting will be held June 7 at the Mudville Grill at 6:30 p.m. A large turnout is expected being that graduation was three weeks ago.