The accomplishments, milestones, awards and news of UConn School of Law alumni:
Lawrence M. Riefberg ' 82 was featured in a Connecticut Law Tribune article entitled “HeadShaving Stunt Raises $67,000 for Hospice.” Riefberg is a partner at Riefberg, Smart, Donohue & NeJame, P.C., Danbury.
Diane W. Whitney '85 was presented with the Charles J. Parker Legal Services Award for Dedication at the Connecticut Bar Association’s first annual awards celebration, “Celebrate with the Stars.” Whitney is a member at Pullman & Comley, LLC.
Terri A. Craig '96 represented the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) at the Career Planning Center’s Spring Career Reception at the Law School. Craig is a deputy regional attorney at NLRB, Hartford.
Richard N. Palmer '77 and Alexandra D. DiPentima ’79 were panelists at “Judicial Clerkships – Perspectives from the Bench and Bar” at the Law School. Palmer is an associate justice on the Connecticut Supreme Court. DiPentima is the chief judge on the Connecticut Appellate Court.
Kevin G. Ferrigno '89 was the recipient of the inaugural Arbor Award from the Connecticut Daughters of the American Revolution (CTDAR). The award recognizes Ferrigno’s many years of support to the CTDAR and its historic properties, the Oliver Ellsworth Homestead in Windsor, and the Jonathan Trumbull House in Lebanon. Ferrigno is a stockholder at Reid and Riege, P.C., Hartford.
Carolyn Wilkes Kaas '83 has been named a co-director of Quinnipiac University School of Law’s Center on Dispute Resolution. Kaas is an associate professor of law and the director of the Legal Clinic at Quinnipiac Law, North Haven.
Sarah E. Cox '93 was named a Friend of the University as part of the Central Connecticut State University’s 2014 Alumni Awards Program for her fund-raising efforts to benefit a fund established in memory of her husband, Brian M. O’Connell ’87. The fund supports an annual scholarship to a CCSU student and an annual lecture. Cox is a foreign, international and comparative law librarian at the Law School.
Paula R. Brindeiro '86, and her husband, Geraldo Brindeiro, were invited to a reception at the French Embassy in Brasília. A photograph of the couple, along with Brazilian priest Padre Aleixo, appeared in the society column of the Correio Braziliense newspaper. Brindeiro works for Positive Idiomas, a teaching and translation company in Brazil.
Judith Dixon '78 was featured in “Finding a Way to Pay it Forward: Judith Dixon Takes on Diffiictult Family Law Cases for Free” in the Pro Bono Honors section of the Connecticut Law Tribune. Dixon is a solo practitioner in Winsted.