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Birmingham Bar Association Bulletin Fall 2016

MESSAGE FROM THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR It has been an amazing summer at the Birmingham Bar Center. The Bar Foundation’s Rock The Bar event in June exceeded expectations, as did the legendary BBA membership picnic which served nearly 1,000 lawyers! Since the Noojin Memorial Courtyard has been revamped and renovated, the Bar Center has hosted the retirement celebration for Martha Jane Patton, the Young Lawyers Section’s Drayton James award presentation, a courtyard re-dedication reception, and numerous other section and entity events. If you have yet to visit the new space, we encourage you to stop by and enjoy it. BBA leaders and the 2016 Task Force on Building Improvements are continuing to explore possible upgrades to our CLE training space and the best functionality for use of various spaces within the Bar Center. In addition, the BBA Membership Committee has worked tirelessly to roll out the Bar’s new membership benefits platform, about which you will soon learn much more! Many different events, programs, and receptions are planned for BBA members in the coming months, so please continue to review the regular BBA e-blasts and visit the Bar’s online calendar for details and information. Please share your thoughts and ideas with us, and we look forward to seeing you this Fall! John W. (Bo) Landrum Executive Director BOARD OF EDITORS Anna L. Hart Russ Parker Jennie Pickett Christopher Randolph Sandra B. Reiss Ruth L. Robinson Hannah C. Thompson Heather Elaine Ward Clay Williams Lloyd Gathings Robert R. Kracke, Editor J. Pratt Austin-Trucks Gregory A. Brockwell Christen D. Butler Gregory Carl Cook Heather Fann Rick Fernambucq Catherine Reeves Glaze Jenny Rutledge Greene John Caldwell Guin  OFFICERS AND EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE Robert P. MacKenzie, III, President Leila H. Watson, President-Elect Charles Fry, Jr., Secretary/Treasurer Steven F. Casey, Immediate Past President John W. (Bo) Landrum, Executive Director Rodney F. Barganier Diandra Debrosse-Zimmermann Honora M. Gathings Benjamin S. Goldman Candis A. McGowan Andrew S. Nix David P. Nomberg Katie Taylor Powell Maxwell H. Pulliam, Jr. Angela Cameron Smith Robert G. Boliek, Jr., ADR Section William L. Thuston, Jr., Bankruptcy/Commercial Law Section Bingham D. Edwards, Jr., Business Law Section J. Edmund Odum, Jr., Criminal Justice Section Richard E. Davis, Federal Practice Section Amy D. Adams, Probate Section Cameron L. Hogan, Solo Practice/Small Firm Section Susan Nettles Han, Women Lawyers Section Jeannie B. Walston, Workers Compensation Section D. G. Pantazis, Jr., Young Lawyers Section Deborah B. Walker, Magic City Bar Representative Erik S. Heninger, ASB Commissioner Representative 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 Eddie Graves at egraves@acsal.com or 205-325-2289. 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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 2016/BIRMINGHAM BAR New Lawyer Mentoring Program! Have you been in practice from zero to three years? Then take advantage of the BBA’s exceptional mentoring program! Applications for mentees and mentors for the 2017 BBA New Lawyer Mentoring Program will be accepted from September 15, 2016 through October 31, 2016. Improve your practice skills, learn about the courthouses and judges, and connect with Birmingham’s legal community! Details available at www.birminghambar.org at Get Involved. Join the BBA’s LawyerConnect! BBA’s LawyerConnect connects BBA members with consumers who need legal help. New and improved, LawyerConnect uses digital advertising to reach a targeted consumer audience, and it is limited to the FIRST 100 BBA members to sign-up! Only a few slots left, and you can sign-up online at www.birminghambar.org! 4 Birmingham Bar Association


Birmingham Bar Association Bulletin Fall 2016
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