Nearly 90 TJSL alumni, students, staff, faculty and friends of the law school got together at the Riverwalk Golf Course on Friday, October 15, for an afternoon of fun and to support the TJSL Veterans Legal Assistance Clinic by participating in the 15th Annual TJSL Alumni & Friends Golf Tournament.
This marks the fourth consecutive year that proceeds from the golf tournament will be used to award scholarships for the TJSL students who work at the clinic and provide much needed legal services to the veterans. The Clinic is a successful collaboration with Veterans Village of San Diego and, through their legal assistance, TJSL students help struggling veterans to regain full participation in society.
Tiffany Gilmartin ’10 is currently a Veterans Clinic Fellow and a past recipient of a Veterans Clinic scholarship for the quality of her work. Gilmartin spoke at the awards dinner that concluded the golf tournament and credited TJSL Professor Steve Berenson, faculty director of the Veterans Clinic, for teaching her about the law and how to assist our veterans.
"I learned so much in the Veterans Clinic as a student,” says Gilmartin. When I had the opportunity to come back and work at the Clinic as the new fellow, I could not pass it up. I cannot think of a better person to learn under than Steve Berenson."
At this year’s awards ceremony it was announced that the annual golf tournament chairing responsibilities would be passed from John Agle ’94 to Renee Galente ’08, starting with the 2011 Golf Tournament.
“I’m thrilled to take over the golf committee responsibilities from John Agle, who has done an amazing job over the past several years, and I look forward to staying involved with the Thomas Jefferson School of Law as it blazes a trail as a leading law school, not only in Southern California, but in the country,” said Galente.
TJSL Dean Rudy Hasl and recently retired Professor and Library Director Karla Castetter, who hasn’t missed many tournaments in the 15-year history of this popular Alumni Association event, were among the many golfers enjoying the afternoon on the links. One of the highlights of the tournament came when Cindy Greenwald, an annual player on John Agle’s Golf Buds foursome, shot a hole-in-one, proving she’s a skilled player, if not a very lucky one as well!
Overall, if was a great day for the tournament participants, made possible by the tireless efforts of the Golf Committee, the Alumni Relations & Development Office staff, the student volunteers and the many valued supporters of the tournament. TJSL and the TJSL Alumni Association express appreciation to all of those who contributed:
Mitchell & Shea
Thorsnes Bartolotta McGuire
Dependency Legal Group of San Diego
Commercial Due Diligence Services
Waller & Feerick
Lankford & Associates, Inc.
Law Offices of Nancy Mauriello
Thorsnes Litigation Services
Stratton & Green
Cushman & Wakefield of San Diego, Inc.
Law Offices of Shapiro & Clamon
Millennium Settlements, Inc.
Ringler Associates, Inc.
La Raza Alumni
Law Offices of Salim Khawaja
Closest to the Pin Sponsors
Holliday Fenoglio Fowler
Long Drive Sponsors
Epsten Grinnell & Howell APC
California Bank and Trust
Putting Contest Sponsors
First American NCS
First American Exchange
Photographer/AST Legal Translation Services
Heinz Moble Golf Instruction
John Agle ’94 - Chair
Sabrina Green ’02 - Alumni Association Board President
Renee Galente ‘08
Eric Ganci ‘08
To see all of the Alumni Relations Golf Tournament Photos, log onto http://www.tjsl.edu/news-media/photo-gallery/2010/1726