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President’s Message Alan T. Rogers FROM THE PRESIDENT tor search process recently undertaken by the Alabama State Bar. Gerrian Fagan of Warren, Averett’s Workplace Group also assisted us in the search process. Bo will continue to provide guidance whenever needed. Jennifer and Bo regularly talk. BBA employees Dana Th omas and Alyssa Prater have been steady and so helpful in Bo’s absence. We appreciate their leadership and assistance in the transition from Bo to Jennifer. Th e committees and sections of our Bar are our fabric, our structure. You and I connect with the Bar when we get involved in a committee or section. I urge you to connect, please. You will be glad you did. In our self-governing profession, we depend on your involvement to improve the legal profession, make it relevant in today’s world and maintain and apply our code of ethics and rules of discipline. Our lawyers have a strong sense of common purpose, while also keeping Hello Friends. I’m honored to serve as your Bar President for 2018. I follow Leila Watson and Bob MacKenzie who strengthened our Bar with their leadership. We thank them for their time and dedication. Leila and Bob continue to stay very involved in our Bar, this to our benefi t. We welcome Jennifer Buettner as our new Executive Director, succeeding Bo Landrum, who served us for seven years. Jennifer comes to us from an in-house legal position at Southern Company, and also having been in private practice. Th e Search process for a new Executive Director lasted three months and required countless hours from our search committee. We thank Leila Watson, Charles Fry, Bob MacKenzie, Angie Smith, Fu Zimmerman, Rodney Barganier, D.G. Pantazis and Bruce Rogers. We also thank Cooper Shattuck, who advised us in light of his involvement in the executive direc- their autonomy in our many practices. In all of my work at the Bar this year, I have these observations in mind: Inclusion and respect strengthen our profession and our Bar. Th e demographics of our Bar are changing – we embrace and encourage the leadership of our younger generations. Th e rule of law is a constant to be protected against the strains of political diff erences. We will use these as guidelines in our work at the Bar. I hope you will help. UPCOMING: Please calendar these events. Retreat Our Bar’s yearly Retreat at the Conference Center in Prattville was Friday, March 2 and Saturday, March 3 this year. Our retreat chair was John Bolus, with 8 Birmingham Bar Association


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