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Ruffin's deeds and demeanor set sterling example for colleagues

...me, but I explained later that it was an honor for a young lawyer to be joked with by a Superior Court judge -- particularly...name, I am reminded of the legacy that he left to a young lawyer beginning in 1990, and I serve the public in this courthouse...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/opinion-columns/2011-05-15/ruffins-deeds-an
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Milestones

Awards and honorsReceives lawyer awardRyan Neville, of Charleston, S.C., was named Young Lawyer of the Year by the Young Lawyers Devision at the Bar's House of Delegates meeting May 16. He is a 2000 graduate of Lakeside...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/richmond-neighbors/2013-07-17/milestones
Belle

Opens Friday, May 2, 2014 Synopsis: Set in 18th century England and based on a real story, Amma Asante's Belle stars relative Gugu Mbatha-Raw as the title character - full name, Dido Elizabeth Belle. She is the illegitimate, mixed-race daughter of British Admiral Sir John Lindsay and a black woman he had an affair with while serving overseas. Lindsay brings her to his uncle Lord Mansfield (Tom Wilkinson) who along with his wife Lady Mansfield (mily Watson) are already raising Elizabeth (Sarah Gadon), another niece the same age as Dido. Though Lady Mansfield fears scandal having a dark-skinned child as part of the home, Dido's father reminds them that his daughter does have the right to live there because of her lineage, and Lord Mansfield, a Lord Chief Justice of Britain, agrees. Belle and Elizabeth quickly become best friends, and when they come of age each begins courting suitors. Elizabeth is pursued by James Ashford (Tom Felton), a smarmy and racist manipulator who wants to marry her in order to please his equally conniving mother (Miranda Richardson) by increasing his own family's wealth and standing, while Dido proves alluring to James' brother Oliver (James Norton). However Dido's deepest affections are for John Davinier (Sam Reid), an idealistic young lawyer who is trying to sway Lord Mansfield on a crucial case before the high court that will have profound implications for Britain's slave trade. ~ Perry Seibert, Rovi Cast: Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Tom Wilkinson, Emily Watson, Matthew Goode, Sarah Gadon Movie Details Play Trailer Buy Tickets Movie Review

Wit, court savvy put lawyer on top

...guys, in and out of the courtroom. He's also considered a skilled barrister, with an impressive résumé for a young lawyer of 38. In just seven years of practice, he has been a public defender, a prosecutor, a city solicitor and now a...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/03/29/met_410419.shtml
Metro
Lecture to focus on riots

...lecture called Augusta is Burning, presented by William Coleman Jr. On the night of May 11, 1970, Mr. Coleman, a young lawyer, was appointed by the chief Superior Court judge to provide legal counsel for those arrested during the riots. "The...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2009/05/11/met_523544.shtml
Metro
Battle weighs heavily in town

...Ferguson began. In Briggs v. Elliott, filed before the more famous Brown v. the Board of Education of Topeka, a young lawyer named Thurgood Marshall first honed his arguments against the reigning Jim Crow system. The past is alive and well...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/05/10/met_415154.shtml
Metro | North Augusta High School
Civil rights leader, judge buried

...mentors," U.S. Rep. James Clyburn said.Clyburn told mourners he was introduced to Perry in his youth when the young lawyer defended the Sumter branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. Clyburn's mother was...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/elections/south-carolina-elections/
Celebrate Law Day watching these films

...Although the title character (Henry Fonda) was an actual person, this movie from John Ford about Lincoln as a young lawyer is entirely fictional. Still, it's an interesting and entertaining speculation as to what the famous orator and...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2008/05/01/uhl_196986.shtml
Steven Uhles
Actors often play politics

...A straightforward slash-and-burn satire of the American political machine, with Robert Redford as an idealistic young lawyer who mounts a senatorial campaign he fully expects to lose. Like all great political movies, The Candidate has its...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2003/09/12/uhl_387125.shtml
Steven Uhles
Video releases

...recent video releases: THE RAINMAKER (***, R) One of the richest of the John Grisham stories, with Matt Damon as a young lawyer who opens a storefront office with a hustling paralegal (Danny DeVito) and finds himself juggling three tricky cases...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1998/05/29/ent_229716.shtml
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