The accomplishments, milestones, awards and news of UConn School of Law alumni:
Cantor Colburn Partner Grant M. Ehrlich '08 was installed on June 14, 2017, as the 72nd president of the Connecticut Intellectual Property Law Association. Fellow Cantor Colburn Partner Leslie-Anne Maxwell'05 joined him on the association's executive committee as the 2017-2018 program chair.
Richard S. Johnson '78, a lawyer who specialized in real estate title work for more than 45 years, died on May 26, 2017. Read his obituary.
David B. Boyd '64, a lawyer who served as an assistant state’s attorney, died on June 4, 2017. Read his obituary.
Retired Connecticut Supreme Court Justice Lubbie Harper Jr. '75 has had a scholarship endowed in his name at his alma mater, the University of New Haven. The scholarship is meant to support students from New Haven "regardless of race, ethnic background, gender, major or academic year." Harper now serves as the chairman of the Commission on Racial and Ethnic Disparity in the Criminal Justice System and Connecticut’s representative to the National Consortium on Racial and Ethnic Fairness in the Courts.
Sarah Colbert '05 has been named vice president of administration at Sturm, Ruger & Company. Colbert joined the company in 2011 doing human resources and legal capacity work. Most recently, she served as the director of human resources, where she helped to implement an internal program to further employee education and training. Previously, Colbert served as a litigation associate at Day Pitney and at Ryan Ryan Deluca.
Della "Kathi" Steadman '04, a child advocacy and family law attorney, died on May 16, 2017. Read her obituary.
Jacob Studenroth '09 has moved his liquor store, The Wise Old Dog, over one storefront after five years in business in West Hartford. The Wise Old Dog is now located at 612 South Quaker Lane.
Joan C. Fumia '89, a dedicated volunteer and community member, died on May 14, 2017. Read her obituary.
Alan Mead '92 has been named to the Connecticut Board of Examiners for Opticians by Gov. Dannel Malloy. Mead, a North Haven resident who is one of three members of the board, has a background in clinical and research medicine. Beyond studying medicine and obtaining his JD from UConn School of Law, Mead has also served as a combat veteran and a police officer, and is currently a professor at both Quinnipiac University and Yale Medical School.
Herbert Hallas '81 has published his third book, Guardians of the Record: The Origins of Official Court Reporting and the Shorthand Writers Who Made It Possible, which explores how official court reporting got its start in the United States. Hallas also tells the stories of 11 pioneer court reporters who helped to ensure that court reporting would become a key component in the American pursuit of due process of law.