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Alumni Continuing Legal Education Webinar

Alumni Continuing Legal Education Webinar

Alumni CLE in Keller Hall Courtroom

The School of Law will hold its annual Alumni Continuing Legal Education event online on Wednesday, November 11. The free webinar will be held from 8:20 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and is approved for 3 hours (1 hour Professional Conduct, 2 hours General) of CLE in Ohio. Following the CLE will be the presentation of the Distinguished Alumni Award to Dale Riedel '04 and the Hon. Walter H. Rice Honorary Alumni Award to Judge Mary Wiseman.


Thank you to all those who attended! We look forward to seeing you next year!


Schedule is subject to change.

8:208:30 a.m.


Erik Blaine ’06, Vice President, Alumni Association

8:30–9:30 a.m.

Session I: 

Attorney Wellness and Compassion Fatigue

Professor Emeritus Susan Wawrose & Hon. Mary Kate Huffman ‘90

9:309:45 a.m.


9:4510:45 a.m. 

Session II:


Joanna L. Garcia ‘13

10:4511:00 a.m.


11:00 a.m. – Noon

Session III:

A Collision Course with Destiny: “Where Payable on Death Accounts Meet a Power of Attorney”

T. Andrew Vollmar ‘94

Noon – 1:00 p.m.

Alumni Awards Presentation

Evaluation Form and Attendance Sheet

CLE Attendance Sheet

CLE Evaluation Form (Please return by email to

Speaker Biographies
Joanna L. Garcia

Joanna L. Garcia was elected to her first term on Beavercreek City Council, as Vice Mayor, in November 2017. She is a local Attorney who represents individuals and businesses in both criminal and civil trials, and currently works at WilmerHale.  In her role at WilmerHale, Joanna collaborates with attorneys in offices across the country to represent individuals, private companies and financial institutions in a range of legal matters. She often has supervisory responsibility for matters that involve multiple states, jurisdictions, and professionals. In addition to serving as Beavercreek Vice-Mayor, Joanna serves on numerous boards in the community including the Saint Luke Parish Council, Executive Council for the John Pirelli Lodge and the UD Chapter of the Chi Omega Fraternity. She also volunteers as a Lector, Eucharistic Minister, and former Catechist at Saint Luke Parish, and with the Dayton Bar Association Volunteer Lawyer’s Program. 


Hon. Mary Kate Huffman

Judge Huffman has been a General Division Judge since 2002 and served as the elected Administrative Judge of the General Division from January, 2016 through December, 2018. She currently serves as the judge presiding over the Women’s Therapeutic Court. Judge Huffman received her B.A. in political science from Wright State University and her J.D. from the University of Dayton School of Law, graduating summa cum laude from each institution. In 2015 she earned an M.A. in Judicial Studies from the University of Nevada and received a Certificate in Judicial Development General Jurisdiction Trial Skills and a Certificate in Dispute Resolution Skills from the National Judicial College. In 2007, Judge Huffman was honored with the Distinguished Alumni Award from the University of Dayton School of Law. Prior to judicial service, Judge Huffman was a partner in the law firm of Huffman, Landis & Weaks.

T. Andrew Vollmar

T. Andrew Vollmar is a partner at Bruns, Connell, Vollmar & Armstrong, LLC. Andy has tried numerous civil cases throughout Southwest Ohio. He has extensive experience representing clients in trial and appellate courts and at mediations and arbitrations. He has extensive experience representing business clients in insurance questions and employment related conflicts. He also specializes in contract disputes and many other forms of litigation. Andy also handles work place intentional tort claims, defamation claims, emotional distress claims and assault and battery claims. Andy is active at Bishop Fenwick High School in various capacities including serving as chairman of the board and volunteering as the boys’ varsity soccer coach from 2002-11. He also helped coach Fenwick’s student mock trial team. He served on the board of Keep Montgomery County Beautiful (2008-11). He served as secretary of the University of Dayton Law School Alumni Board from 2004 to 2008. He was a member of the MCC All-Academic team. He holds a USYSA National D coaching license. Andy coached for several youth soccer organizations in southwest Ohio. In addition, Andy enjoys spending time with his wife, also an attorney, and their family.

Susan Wawrose

Susan Wawrose is a graduate of Wellesley College and the Northeastern University School of Law. She joined Dayton Law as a faculty member in the Legal Profession Program in 1998, and has served as its acting director. From 2010-2015, she was director of the law school's LL.M. and M.S.L. programs and she directed its Leadership Honors Program from 2015-2018. After graduating from law school, Professor Wawrose was an associate in the Litigation Department of the Boston law firm Palmer & Dodge, where she was a member of the firm’s environmental law group. From 1995–1998, she was a staff attorney at Ohio’s Twelfth District Court of Appeals and served as the law clerk for the Honorable James E. Walsh. Professor Wawrose earned her masters degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from the University of Dayton in 2015 and has a strong interest in law student and attorney well-being.


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