Alumni News

Indiana Lawyer – Leadership in Law 2013

MayForumProfile5Distinguished Barrister Award Recipient-

Rhett Tauber ’71, ’74, Senior Partner, Tauber Law Offices in Schereville Ind.




Up and Coming Lawyers-

MayForumProfile6Katherine A. Brown Henry ’06, Associate, Cline Farrell Christie & Lee P.C., Indianapolis




MayForumProfile7Timothy A. Emerick ’06, Associate, Barnes & Thornburg LLP, South Bend.






Indiana State Bar Association’s Mentor Match Program

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Valparaiso Law School is the only law school at present that has worked directly with the Indiana State Bar Association’s PLEADS (Professional Legal Education, Admission, and Development Section) council and it’s Mentor Match program. The focus of the program is to match attorneys to potentially more experienced attorneys for career advice and guidance. Jeff Earl ’08 and Central Indiana Alum Council President is the alumni liaison on the PLEADS council. He has asked that alumni from Valparaiso Law continue to help with this program.  If you have any specific questions, contact the alumni office at To learn more about the program, its history and its benefits view that information here:


Alumni Welcoming Newcomers to the Alumni Community at this year’s 3L Cane Walk

Four of the finest alumni in the Valparaiso area came to bid the outgoing 3L class a farewell to Valparaiso Law and a word of welcome to the legal profession. This year’s 3L class advisor, Professor Clare Nuechterlein ’76, Judge Mary L. Harper ’75, Judge David Chidester ’81 and Andrew Lucas ’08 spoke to the Class of 2013, who had gathered at Parea in downtown Valparaiso after participating in the 3L Cane Walk on April 19. The 3L Cane Walk is a Valparaiso Law tradition that began in the early 1900s, but ended for some years during World War II. The procession tradition was revived in 2004. The 3Ls were abundantly grateful to the alumni for taking time out of their schedules to impart some wisdom to them and, even more thankful for Judge Chidester who offered to mentor anyone in the class just because they are a Valparaiso Law grad. Judge Chidester shared, “I like my undergraduate institution just fine. But Valparaiso Law is what made me who I am today. It was this school that made me a lawyer and for that I am grateful.”

Porter County Bar Association Events

Alissa Kohlhoff ’00 is the president of the Porter County Bar Association. The organization will be hosting two upcoming events:  A one-hour CLE event at Buffalo Wild Wings in Valparaiso, IN on Thursday, July 11, and a luncheon at the Porter County Fair on Friday, July 19. For more details, please visit the Porter County Bar Association website- and check the calendar of events.