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The University of Georgia School of Law has a new scholarship fund.

The Kellie R. Casey Scholarship Fund, created by Athens law firm Epps, Holloway, DeLoach & Hoipkemier, LLC, recognizes Kellie Casey, who joined the law school as director of advocacy in 2000. The scholarship will be awarded to a law student with demonstrated achievement in advocacy, according to a UGA press release.

“I have known Kellie since she was a Georgia law student and an accomplished member of the advocacy program that I led at the time,” UGA President Jere W. Morehead says. “Her record then and her record since that time have been nothing short of superb. She spends countless hours coaching her students to be the best they can be in competitions, and she is admired and respected by our graduates for her dedication to their education and training and her personal mentorship.”

Helping Students Become Formidable Advocates

The scholarship was spearheaded by UGA Law alumni Kevin E. Epps, Jeffrey W. DeLoach, and Adam L. Hoipkemier on behalf of their law firm. They say that Casey has been dedicated to helping advocacy students enter the field “well-prepared to be formidable advocates for their clients.”

Under Casey’s leadership, UGA Law’s advocacy program has won 25 national championships, over 40 regional titles, and 15 state trophies.

DeLoach, who was coached by Casey in mock trial, says her leadership helped him through his first jury trial.

“As I spent three days trying my first jury trial, I may have been the only attorney at the table with my client, but I could hear Kellie’s guidance in my heart throughout the trial,” DeLoach says. “At the trial’s conclusion, I enjoyed a victory with an extremely happy client and have no doubt it was in large part because of the coaching I received from Kellie.”

Sources: University of Georgia, Epps, Holloway, DeLoach & Hoipkemier, LLC