Abby E. McClelland (’13) was appointed by Judge Kurt Engelhardt of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana to serve on the Plaintiff’s Steering Committee (PSC) of the Taxotere (Docetaxel) Products Liability Litigation. McClelland was chosen along with 13 others for a leadership role to oversee the complex management of the plaintiff’s litigation which includes breast cancer survivors from across the country.
Stacey Wullschleger (’07) was awarded the Rising Star Award by the Women’s Justice Awards. This is awarded to female lawyers 40 years old and younger or within the first 10 years of practice who have already made a difference in the justice system or the profession and who appear on a path toward even greater accomplishment.
Clarence A. Conoley (’53) passed away January 30, 2017. Upon graduation from law school, Clarence was hired into the legal department of Panhandle Eastern Pipeline Company where he continued to work until his retirement as a senior attorney. Clarence was an Army Veteran and served in World War II.
Carolee Sauder Leek (’59) passed away on February 28, 2017. She was one of only three female students in her class at the time. After passing the Kansas bar exam she joined the law firm Wagner, Leek and Mullins. Carolee was the first career women lawyer in Johnson County and a role model for countless women in the Kansas City area. She served as municipal judge of Mission, Kansas from 1965 to 1969.
Sara Hofeditz Christensen (’14) has joined the Hastings Law Firm. She was formerly with the Jackson County Public Defender’s Office where she handled state-level felonies, juvenile delinquencies, and probation violations.
Alan P. Woolever (’08) was promoted to Director at Gilmore & Bell. Alan graduated cum laude and received his J.D. and LL.M at UMKC Law. While in law school, he was an Articles Editor for The Urban Lawyer Law Review and was the Arthur Mag Graduate Fellow in Tax Law.