HGD Holds Awards Ceremony for Closing Argument Competition Winners!

L-R: Erik Heninger – HGD Partner; Daron Drew – 3rd Place; Jordan Godwin – 1st Place; Tonya Howard-Mines 2nd Place; Gayle Douglas – HGD Partner; Tzena Gauldin – HGD Firm Administrator

HGD held the official awards presentation today for the 5th Annual “In Summation” Closing Argument Competition in the Stephen D. Heninger Moot Court Room. Erik Heninger and Gayle Douglas, both HGD Partners, along with Tzena Gauldin, Firm Administrator, presented each winner with an awards plaque and a cash prize. Jordan Godwin, a 2L at Cumberland School of Law, won first place in the competition. Tonya Howard-Mines, a 3L from Birmingham School of Law, took home the second place, and Daron Drew, also a 3L from BSL, won third place.

Held in the Stephen D. Heninger Moot Court Room at the downtown Birmingham office, the original field of competitors was narrowed down to a top six who paired off in the final rounds last week. The jury was comprised of HGD attorneys and staff, and HGD attorneys Drew Haskins and Chris Hood presided over the competition as the judge.

HGD holds this competition for local law school students to help promote advocacy and reward those law students for advancing their advocacy skills. Congratulations to the winners and all the law students who participated in this competition.

Jordan Godwin is presented with the 1st Place Prize. L-R: Erik Heninger, Jordan Godwin, Gayle Douglas, and Tzena Gauldin


Tonya Howard-Mines is presented with the 2nd Place Prize. L-R: Erik Heninger, Tonya Howard-Mines, Gayle Douglas, and Tzena Gauldin


Daron Drew is presented with the 3rd Place prize. L-R: Erik Heninger, Daron Drew, Gayle Douglas, and Tzena Gauldin

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