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Birmingham Bar Association Bulletin - Fall 2014

BOARD OF EDITORS Robert R. Kracke, Editor Brian Kilgore Brian O. Balogh Jennifer W. Pickett Gregory A. Brockwell Jessica Brown Powers Gregory Carl Cook Barry A. Ragsdale Michelle L. Crunk Christina M. Saunders Rick Fernambucq Kent Sausaman Lloyd W. Gathings John W. Scott Robert W. (Squire) Gwin Thomas L. Selden Scott A. Holmes Ida Lou Tyree-Hyche Stephen C. Jackson Miles Clayborn Williams  OFFICERS AND EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE Robin L. Burrell, President Steven F. Casey, President-Elect Anna-Katherine Bowman, Secretary-Treasurer Robert R. Baugh, Immediate Past President LaVeeda M. Battle Philip J. Carroll William S. (Buddy) Cox, III Kira Y. Fonteneau Honora M. Gathings Candis A. McGowan David P. Nomberg Maxwell H. Pulliam, Jr. Freddy Rubio William B. Wahlheim, Jr. Brian D. Turner, Jr., ADR Section Jonathan E. Raulston, Bankruptcy/Commercial Law Section Andrew S. Nix, Business Law Section Mitchell H. Damsky, Criminal Justice Section James S. (Chris) Christie, Jr., Federal Practice Section Joseph W. Strickland, Probate Section Leslie A. Wright, Solo Practice/Small Firm Section O. Tameka Wren, Women Lawyers Section Athanasia K. Newman, Workers Compensation Section Jason R. Bushby, Young Lawyers Section Charles Price, II, Magic City Bar Representative Diandra DeBrosse, ASB Commissioner Representative John W. (Bo) Landrum, Executive Director Birmingham Bar Association  2021 2nd Avenue North, Birmingham, AL 35203 Telephone (205) 251-8006 Fax (205) 251-7193 http://www.birminghambar.org E-mail blandrum@birminghambar.org TO ADVERTISE in the BULLETIN contact Deidra K. Perry at dperry@AL.com or 205-325-3343 CLASSIFIE D POLICY RATES: $40.00 per insertion for 30 words or less. $.75 per each additional word. Extra charges apply for additional illustrations. DEADLINES: January 15 for Spring Issue, April 15 for Summer Issue, July 15 for Fall Issue, October 15 for Winter Issue. All requests for classified ads must be submitted in typewritten form. Payment must accompany any request. The editor reserves the right to reject advertising considered unsuitable for publication.   The Birmingham Bar Association Bulletin is published quarterly by the Birmingham Bar Association for distribution to its membership. It is edited for the membership of the Birmingham Bar Association. Editorial and publishing decisions are based on the editor’s judgment of the quality of the writing, the timeliness of the articles submitted, and the potential interest to the members of the Birmingham Bar Association. The Bulletin, from time to time, may publish articles dealing with controversial issues or subjects. The views expressed in the Bulletin are those of the authors and do not reflect or represent the official policy of the Birmingham Bar Association. No endorsement of those views or opinions should be inferred as the official policy of the Birmingham Bar Association, unless specifically identified as the official policy of the Executive Committee of the Birmingham Bar Association. Subscription requests may be addressed to Birmingham Bar Bulletin, 2021 2nd Avenue, North, Birmingham, AL 35203. Third Class Postage Prepaid at Birmingham, AL   © Fall 2014/BIRMINGHAM BAR MESSAGE FROM THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR You will read in this issue about a number of awards that the Birmingham Bar has recently enjoyed. I am proud that our bar association is receiving deserved recognition both regionally and nationally for its work in community education and public service! The organized bar is uniquely situated to contribute to communities nationwide, but such contribution occurs only at the sacrifice and commitment of a dedicated membership. These awards belong to all of our members, but especially to those who move our projects forward. I hope that you will take pride in the recognition of your collective accomplishments. On a point of personal privilege, I am honored to now serve as the President of the Metropolitan Bar Caucus (MBC) of the ABA’s National Conference of Bar Presidents. The MBC addresses issues of concern and importance to metropolitan bars nationwide, and I hope that my service will ultimately inure to the benefit of our Bar. Finally, the National Conference of Bar Foundations is fortunate to have Leslie Barineau as its new treasurer, on track to become President in 2016, as well as Nikki Tucker Thomas, the Foundation’s Executive Director, serving on the Board of Trustees. This service helps to maintain the Birmingham Bar Association and Foundation’s reputation as a leader among local organized bars. Please continue to share your thoughts, ideas, and suggestions with us. Enjoy this issue of The Bulletin, I hope you have a great Fall season! John W. (Bo) Landrum Executive Director NOTICE: Committee Preference Forms for the 2015 Bar Year will be distributed mid-September 2014, and the deadline for submission is Friday, October 31st! Stay tuned for details . . . 4 Birmingham Bar Association


Birmingham Bar Association Bulletin - Fall 2014
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