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The Birmingham Bar Foundation McCallum Methvin & Terrell Wins Annual Bocce Ball Tournament It was late into the night when the hotly contested 4th Annual Bocce Ball Tournament wrapped up with a new champion, Mc- Callum Methvin & Terrell, PC. Twenty teams vied for the trophy and the new champs staved off several tough challengers during the night. The final game pit- L-R, Chip McCallum, Philip McCallum, Judge Mike Graffeo, Rodney Miller ted them against the Sirote & Permutt team, and the excitement and Bob Methvin lasted until the last ball was thrown. McCallum Methvin & Terrell team members Phillip McCal- Lawyers Program. lum, Bob Methvin, Rodney Miller and Chip McCallum hoisted To add to the wonderful night of fun and friendly competition, the trophy after a hard fought battle, and the pressure is now on to the BBA’s Entertainment Committee, headed up by Nick Callahan, defend the title in next year’s tournament. III, prepared delicious food for the event. There were several compli- The Foundation is proud that this year’s Bocce Ball Tourna- ments about the food, and the Foundation is very appreciative of this ment was exciting and a tremendous success because of the chari- new partnership. table purpose of the event—net proceeds will benefit the Legal We thank our sponsors Freedom Court Reporting and Southpace Aid Society of Birmingham and the Birmingham Bar Volunteer Properties for their generosity. We, too, thank our Tournament Judges: Jim Neil, Raymond Chambliss, Tracie Todd, Judge Katrina Ross and Judge Mike Graffeo. Finally, special thanks to this year’s Bocce Ball Committee Chair Mike Freeman, and committee members Judge Teresa Pulliam, Judge Cathy Eades Daniel, Arnita Brown Foster and Georgia Sullivan Hag- gerty. The Foundation, too, thanks Dennis Pantazis and Wiggins, Childs, Quinn & Pantazis. Also, we appreciate the hard work of our volunteers: June Allen, Lacey Danley, Katherine Hawkins and Komal Chandiramani. Oral Arguments Event Successful In October, the Birmingham Bar volunteer attorneys visited participating Katherine Hawkins, Abbott Jones, Robin Foundation co-sponsored Oral Argu- schools and presented information about Hoshor of the Alabama Center for Law ments of the Alabama Supreme Court the judicial process. & Civic Education, Dean John Carroll, and the Alabama Civil Court of Appeals To welcome the Appellate Court Cumberland School of Law faculty, stu- with the Cumberland School of Law. jurists, the Foundation and Cumberland dents and staff, volunteer attorneys and More than 1,100 high school, college also sponsored a Judicial Reception at the the many volunteers  who worked tire- and law school students from the sur- Cathedral of St. Paul in downtown Bir- lessly to make these events successful! rounding area attended the event to have mingham. For more information about the an opportunity to learn about the justice Special thanks to Oral Arguments Birmingham Bar Foundation, call (205) system. Prior to the Oral Arguments, Committee Chair Deborah Alley Smith, 251-2231 or email bbfound@bellsouth. net. G 32 Birmingham Bar Association


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