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In Memoriam bama School of Law. She began her legal career as an assistant attorney general for the state of Alabama and later worked as an assistant U.S. attorney in the Middle District of Alabama. In 1985, she joined the law firm of Balch & Bingham to begin a career at the firm that spanned nearly three decades. At Balch & Bingham, she was a partner in the Energy Section, a member of the Management Council, and chair of the Diversity Committee. She served on the boards of the Alabama Law School Foundation, the Alabama Law Institute, and the Women Lawyers Section of the Birmingham Bar Association. Susan was a graduate of Leadership Alabama, Leadership Birmingham and the MOMENTUM women’s leadership program. She was honored in 2003 as one of the Birmingham Business Journal’s “Top Birmingham Women.” Susan also received many honors for the countless hours she devoted to civic causes. Among other things, she served on the boards for the YWCA of Central Alabama, the Girl Scouts of North-Central Alabama and the Legal Aid Society of Birmingham. She also belonged to the Women’s Committee of 100, Women’s Network, and Zonta Club of Birmingham, and was an active member of the Democratic Party. Susan was also a faithful parishioner of the Cathedral Church of the Advent. A former Girl Scout troop leader, Susan received a Women of Distinction award from the organization in 2004 and, in 2012, received its prestigious Mildred Bell Johnson Award. Perhaps not surprisingly, among her favorite pastimes was paddling, and some of her most enduring friendships developed over 25 years of canoeing, kayaking and camping. Whether on the river or on a challenging hike, Susan loved nature and being outdoors – and selling Girl Scout cookies, as the many colleagues who purchased Thin Mints, Tagalongs, or Samoas through Susan’s good offices during cookie season can attest. Susan is survived by her husband, James Archibald Livingston III; daughter, Patricia Elizabeth Livingston; her sister, Patricia Bevill Warren (Bill); her brother, Donald Herman Bevill (Karen); her father-in-law and mother-in-law, James A. Livingston Jr. and Margaret Gresham Livingston; three sisters-in-law, Mary Margaret Livingston Hindman (Brian), Kathy Rutledge (Paul) and Dr. Elizabeth Livingston; her aunts and uncles, Betty Bevill Powell, Rev. and Mrs. Charles F. Betts, and Mr. and Mrs. Erwin C. Betts; several nieces, nephews and cousins; and many, many friends – to include everyone who ever crossed paths with her at Balch & Bingham. G DISCOVER THE MEMBERSHIP ADVANTAGE. 401(k)s BUILT EXCLUSIVELY FOR LAW FIRMS. The ABA RETIREMENT fuNDS PROGRAM (“the Program”) was created as an American Bar Association member benefit in 1963. The size and strength of the Program’s membership means you have access to a comprehensive and affordable retirement plan no matter the size of your firm. Contact Todd Harrell at the ABA Retirement Funds Program today! (205) 428-7547 I Todd.Harrell@abaretirement.com www.abaretirement.com The Program is available through the Alabama State Bar as a member benefit. This communication shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy, or a request of the recipient to indicate an interest in, and is not a recommendation of any security. Registered representative of and securities offered through ING Financial Advisers, LLC (Member SIPC). The ABA Retirement Funds Program and ING Financial Advisers, LLC, are separate, unaffiliated companies and are not responsible for one another’s products and services. CN0311-8583-0415 Birmingham Bar Bulletin/ Fall 2014 15


Birmingham Bar Association Bulletin - Fall 2014
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