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2012 Special Interest Lifetime Achievement Award presented to Judge J. Scott Vowell Immediate Past President Joe Fawal, right, welcomes Judge Vowell to the podium Prior to stepping down from the Bench in January 2013, Judge Scott Vowell, former presiding judge of the Jefferson County Circuit Court, received the 2012 BBA Lifetime Achievement Award at the Bar’s annual meeting in December. The award was created in 1972 to recognize Bar members based on their service to the Bar; service to the community, state and nation; and their professional achievement as an attorney. After receiving his law degree from the University of Virginia, Judge Vowell returned to practice in Birmingham. Following a distinguished career in private practice, Judge Vowell became a circuit court judge in 1995, and became Presiding Judge of the 10th Judicial Circuit in 2003. He has long-served the Birmingham Bar and legal community in Birmingham, and diligently worked through crises and challenges in the local court system to help improve the administration of justice for all. Judge Vowell joins a distinguished list of award recipients, and is the 40th BBA member to receive the award. While the Judge will be missed in the Jefferson County Circuit Court, he will remain active in the Birmingham legal community and will specialize in private judging with the new firm of Vowell & Goldsmith, LLC. Congratulations to Judge Vowell on this well-deserved award! G Save the Date! The Journey for Justice Gala Dinner Saturday, May 4, 2013 The Journey for Justice Gala, an event to honor the valiant efforts of courageous attorneys and judges In Birmingham who used their skills and talent to help end racial inequality during the Civil Rights Movement. Sponsored by: The Birmingham Bar Foundation, The Magic City Bar Association and The Birmingham Bar Association For sponsorship opportunities or to purchase tickets, contact Nikki Tucker Thomas at (205) 251-2231 or Bo Landrum at (205) 251-8006. Judge Vowell addresses the Birmingham Bar Association annual meeting Special Thanks to ICEMAKERS, INC. for providing ice at the BBA Annual Picnic 1-800-467-2181 icemakers@icemakers.net 3711 5th Court North, Birmingham 24 Birmingham Bar Association


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