Jason Lee wins 29th Jack Carey Memorial Scholarship

Congratulations to Jason Lee, a DePaul Law student expected to graduate in May, 2012.  Jason is the 29th recipient of the scholarship named in memory of Local 3315’s former president, John T. (“Jack”) Carey.  Jason was awarded the $2500 scholarship for the Spring of 2012 and is currently clerking for brother William Woelkers who is assigned to the Honorable James B. Linn’s courtroom.

As a 711 law student in Judge Linn’s courtroom, Jason has litigated three jury trials, including an Armed Robbery and has also tried four bench trials including Attempt Murder.  He has opened, closed and done both direct and cross of various witnesses in those trials and has participated in voir dire.  In addition, he drafted a motion for JNOV in a natural life, predatory criminal sexual assault case that was GRANTED.

Jason has been volunteering as a clerk  in the office since January of 2011 and put in 40 hours a week during the summer.  In addition to working for Willam Woelkers, he also assisted his partner, Patrick White, filing and arguing motions to quash arrest and suppress evidence and preparing and presenting an alibi witness in an attempt murder case.

On behalf of the Local and the selection committee of the scholarship fund, well done, Jason!

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One Comment

  1. Marienne Branch
    Posted December 19, 2011 at 11:50 am | Permalink

    Awesome! Congratulations! Good luck in the future! Merry Christmas!

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