In August 2009, ten alumni lawyers gathered for the President’s Alumni Retreat to discuss the feasibility of forming an alumni lawyers group. This group formed a steering committee to create the Council of Alumni Lawyers.
They determined there are many benefits to creating this group:
- Benefits to alumni
- Benefits to students
- Social Benefits to The University
- Keep alumni engaged
- Development opportunities
- Admissions – recruiting students
Mission and Purpose
The name “Council of Alumni Lawyers” was chosen. The steering committee developed the group’s mission statement.
Presentation to the Alumni Society Board of Governors
William McCaffery, Esq., ’93 represented the steering committee at the October 2009 Board of Governors meeting. He presented the mission statement and requested the Board to identify the newly created group as an official affiliate of the Alumni Society. The Board approved the request pending the submission of the CAL by-laws.
In February 2010, the Executive Committee approved the by-laws. The Council of Alumni Lawyers became an official affiliate of The Alumni Society.