RSHC in the news

    • July 2018

    Layla Dotson Lumpkin Selected A 2018 National Black Lawyers Top 40 Under 40

    RSHC Associate Layla Dotson Lumpkin has been selected to the 2018 National Black Lawyers Top 40 Under 40 and recognized for her leadership, reputation, influence, stature, and profile as an outstanding black lawyer younger than the age of 40. Only 40 black lawyers and non-black attorneys that promote diversity from each state are selected for membership each year. Please join RSHC in congratulating Layla on this well-deserved recognition.
    Full story: Layla Dotson Lumpkin Selected A 2018 National Black Lawyers Top 40 Under 40
    • July 2018

    Sarah Youngblood-Bates and Lance Cidre Selected 2018 Northern California Rising Stars

    Congratulations to RSHC Partner Sarah Youngblood-Bates and RSHC Associate Lance Cidre on their selection to the 2018 Northern California Super Lawyers Rising Stars list. It is the sixth year in a row that Sarah has been selected, and it is the third year in a row that Lance has been selected. No more than 2.5 percent of the region’s attorneys under the age of 40 or in practice for less than ten years are selected and recognized by their peers for their professional accomplishments in their practice areas.
    Full story: Sarah Youngblood-Bates and Lance Cidre Selected 2018 Northern California Rising Stars
    • July 2018

    DC Federal Court Suspends Indiscrimate Detention of Some Asylum Seekers

    On July 2, a federal judge in Washington, DC ordered ICE to stop blanket denials of parole to asylum seekers at five of its Field Offices, and to follow its own internal 2009 Parole Directive which requires individualized determinations of parole applications. In issuing his preliminary injunction, Judge James Boasberg relied on ICE data which RSHC lawyers Mishan Wroe and Yakov Wiegmann had helped obtain in a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit. The data showed that the five ICE Field Offices are flouting the 2009 Directive, detaining nearly all asylum seekers even when they pose no flight risk or danger to the public.
    Full story: DC Federal Court Suspends Indiscrimate Detention of Some Asylum Seekers
    • July 2018

    The Profit in Nonprofits, Best Lawyers Editorial by Patricia Brown Holmes

    RSHC Managing Partner Patricia Brown Holmes shares her opinions and experience with volunteering in nonprofits in Best Lawyers “Women in the Law” Summer Edition 2018 editorial article, “The Profit in Nonprofits.” Volunteer organizations are the lifeblood of the legal profession. Lawyers must participate in nonprofits to help shape the future.
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    • July 2018

    RSHC Partner Steve Hankins begins a four-year term as President of the Alumnae/i Association of Vassar College

    On July 1, RSHC Partner Steve Hankins (’85) begins a four-year term as President of the Alumnae/i Association of Vassar College. He is also serving a second term on the college’s Board of Trustees. Steve says, “We’ll be supporting a new president [Elizabeth Bradley] who has some bold new visions, things every Vassar alum can rally around. We need to ensure that all of our alums feel that they belong. With the right alums engaging our students as mentors, ‘Vassar for a lifetime’ should be clear from day one on campus.”
    Full story: RSHC Partner Steve Hankins begins a four-year term as President of the Alumnae/i Association of Vassar College
    • July 2018

    Cheryl Walker Chair of St. Louis Poet Laureate Selection Committee

    RSHC Of Counsel (and poet) Cheryl D. S. Walker has been appointed Chair of the eight-person task force to select the second St. Louis Poet Laureate. The selected candidate will serve a two-year term and promote the art of poetry and encourage literacy and learning throughout the St. Louis region. Nominations from the public are being accepted through July 20.
    Full story: Cheryl Walker Chair of St. Louis Poet Laureate Selection Committee
    • June 2018

    Patricia Brown Holmes CCBA Ida B. Platt Award Recipient

    To be a first and a female role model. The Cook County Bar Association awarded RSHC Managing Partner Patricia Brown Holmes the Historic Ida B. Platt Award at their June 22 104th Annual Installation and Awards Banquet held at the Hyatt Regency Chicago.
    Full story: Patricia Brown Holmes CCBA Ida B. Platt Award Recipient
    • June 2018

    RSHC Attorneys Named 2018 Illinois Leading Lawyers and Emerging Lawyers

    We are proud to announce that the Law Bulletin Media Leading Lawyers has named 19 of RSHC’s Illinois attorneys as Leading Lawyers and seven as Emerging Lawyers. RSHC adds two new names this year, as Valarie Hays and Tal Chaiken were named a 2018 Illinois Leading Lawyer and Emerging Lawyer, respectively.
    Full story: RSHC Attorneys Named 2018 Illinois Leading Lawyers and Emerging Lawyers
    • June 2018

    7th Circuit Upholds NCAA ‘Year in Residence’ Rule

    The NCAA’s ‘Year in Residence” Rule permits Division I football student athletes to apply to transfer to different schools and to play at their new school after a year in academic residence. The rule operates to prevent trading from year to year like professional athletes. On June 25 the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals rejected antitrust claims stating the NCAA’s eligibility rules define the status of student athletes and preserve the amateur character of college athletics. Congratulations to the NCAA and Greg Curtner on this victory.
    Full story: 7th Circuit Upholds NCAA ‘Year in Residence’ Rule