UofM School of Law Alumni Chapter to Honor Pillars of Excellence at Aug. 20 Dinner 

Aug. 4, 2022 — The Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law Alumni Chapter at the University of Memphis is celebrating the return of honoring excellence in law at the Pillars of Excellence Law Alumni Chapter Awards on Saturday, Aug. 20, at FedExForum. Cocktail hour begins at 6 p.m., followed by the dinner and program at 7 p.m.

  • Who: The Law Alumni Chapter of the University of Memphis Alumni Association
  • What: Pillars of Excellence Law Alumni Chapter Awards 
  • When: Saturday, Aug. 20 - The event will begin at 6 p.m. with a cocktail hour, followed by dinner and an awards presentation at 7 p.m. and an after-party at 9 p.m.
  • Where: FedExForum

The 2022 Pillars of Excellence honorees are Lee J. Chase III member, Glankler Brown, PLLC; David J. Harris (JD ’76) member, Burch, Porter, & Johnson, PLLC; Honorable Janice M. Holder, retired chief justice of the Tennessee Supreme Court; Allie J. Prescott III (BA ’69, JD ’72) senior vice president, Waddell & Associates, Inc.; Honorable Diane K. Vescovo (JD ’80) retired chief magistrate judge, Western District of Tennessee of the U.S. District Court. The Law Alumni Chapter will also bestow the honor of 2022 Friend of the Law School to Bill Nixon, retired architect, Askew Nixon Ferguson Architects, Inc.

Individual tickets are $180; current UofM Law Students tickets are $35 and a table of 10 is $1,700. To make reservations or for more information, visit alumni.memphis.edu/pillars2022 or email alumniassociation@memphis.edu. The deadline for reservations is Aug. 12.  

The Law Alumni Chapter first held this event in 2007. Recipients of the Pillars of Excellence Award must be living at the time of selection; must have been admitted to the practice of law for more than 40 years; given significant service to the legal profession, including membership in bar associations and participation in bar association activities; given significant service to the community, including involvement in civic and charitable organizations; served in leadership roles in the legal and civic communities; made other noteworthy contributions to the practice of law; and must be generally recognized among the Memphis Bar to possess the highest legal skills and ethical standards.