Class Secretaries

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Class secretaries are one of the most important alumni volunteer positions. Secretaries maintain an interest in classmate activities and actively solicit and communicate class member news.

The Class Secretary Toolkit provides information secretaries need to prepare Class Notes columns for Notre Dame Magazine, develop forms of classmate communication, and encourage classmates to update contact information.

Class Secretary Toolkit

Class Notes Guidelines and Deadlines
Notre Dame Magazine is published four times a year and class secretaries are instrumental in obtaining personal and professional updates from classmates. Updates are included in the class notes section of the magazine. Contact Liam Farrell, 574-631-7005, for class notes guidelines, deadlines, and questions about Notre Dame Magazine.

Notre Dame Lawyer Magazine is produced by the Notre Dame Law School and features relevant class notes published in recent editions of Notre Dame Magazine as well as professional class notes announcements listed on the Notre Dame Law School website.

Communicating with Classmates
The University’s secure, online platform, myNotreDame, maintains data integrity, respects the privacy of our alumni, and follows alumni relations best practices while providing an opportunity for classmates to communicate with each other. Class secretaries can search and send e-mails to specific classmates using the online directory. The Alumni Association and Law School Alumni Relations are rolling out a Law Class Groups platform during 2012-13. Stay tuned for more information.

Notre Dame Law School alumni can also network with peers by registering for the Professional and Alumni Notre Dame Lawyers LinkedIn Account.

Updating Classmate Contact Information
Class secretaries play an important role in encouraging classmates to keep their contact information accurate and up-to- update in myNotreDame. Through the secure community, classmates can contact other alumni, join a club, or search for peers by specific fields of law. To use myNotreDame classmates need to register and create a password. For help setting up an account, contact the Alumni Association at 574-631-1579.

Class secretaries sometimes receive unfortunate news regarding the death of a classmate. The Law School appreciates your assistance in making us aware of death notices. Contact lawalum@nd.edu for more information.

News

Lorelie Masters, ’81 J.D., Featured in 2015 Super Lawyers Magazine

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Lorelie Masters was featured on the cover of 2015 Super Lawyers of Washington, D.C., in an article titled “Masters of the Insurance Universe.” Masters, a partner at Perkins Coie, is known as an expert in the field of insurance litigation, an area that she has practiced in since the mid- 1980s. In addition to the hours devoted to her successful practice, Masters spends after hours in her role as a social activist: advocating for pay equity for women, human-trafficking laws, voting rights and other issues. This past year Masters declared her candidacy to become the first elected attorney general in the District simply because “the race … needed to include women’s voices.”

Tom Ajamie, ’85 J.D., One of 500 Leading Lawyers in America

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Tom Ajamie, who founded his own Houston and New York based litigation firm in 1997, was named one of 500 Leading Lawyers in America for 2014 by Lawdragon. Ajamie was featured as one of the “Heavyweights.” Lawdragon describes Ajamie as “one of the most prolific and successful anti-fraud courtroom crusaders, with billions of verdicts, settlements and awards under his belt and a full caseload in the post-financial crisis era.” His cases have been featured in the Wall Street Journal, The New York Times and the American Lawyer.

In memoriam: Drew Ryan Haase, ’06 BA, ’09 J.D.

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The Notre Dame community is deeply saddened by the loss of Drew Haase. Drew was an Adjunct Assistant Professional Specialist of Political Science at the University of Notre Dame where he was the head coach for the undergrad mock trial team that will head to Nationals later this month. He was currently employed as a Law Clerk with the United States District Court, Northern District of Indiana. Previously Drew had practiced law at Jenner & Block in Chicago from 2009 to 2013. To read a tribute to Drew’s life please visit the obituary here.

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