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BBA 2012 Elections William H. Weems, Jr. Leslie Barineau As stated in a prior Bulletin, our Bar pending cases, often resulting in a better consistently produces highly qualified, understanding of those cases while foster- motivated and experienced candidates. ing continuing collegiality among counsel. As one former candidate expressed, “we “Though we no longer have such regular as members of the Bar can hardly lose.” encounters, the Bar’s regular ‘social events’ When considering the qualifications of are one way we as practitioners can con- our present candidates, Robin Burrell and tinue to work to preserve that collegiality Leslie Barineau, such indeed seems to be in our expanding Bar,” she provides, such the case. that “the Bar leadership should work to In addition to voting at the Bar of- continue such trends.” fices at 2021 2nd Avenue North, on Friday, Leslie’s own Bar participation is ex- December 14th from 9am to 12noon, Bar tensive. She currently serves on the Bir- members may cast votes for President- mingham Bar’s Executive Committee. elect via electronic means. Online vot- She has served previously as President, ing begins December 6, 2012 at 5:00pm Vice President and Secretary of the Bir- and concludes December 13, 2012 at mingham Bar Foundation. She was past 5:00pm. Simply log-in to the Bar’s web- Chair of the Small Firm/Solo Section, site at www.birminghambar.org, and you and on its Board of Directors. She is the she is serving a three year term on the will see the link to vote.Our first nomi- former Treasurer of the Women Law- Board of Trustees of the National Confer- nee, Leslie Barineau, relays her surprise yers Section, and has also served on that ence of Bar Foundations.Mrs. Barineau and honor in having been nominated for Section’s Long Range Planning and Fi- attended Georgia Southern College now our Bar’s highest office. “I am also,” she nance Committees. She is a member of University, earning her undergraduate states, “thrilled at the confidence and sup- the Worker’s Compensation, Solo/Small degree in mathematics in 1974. After port of my peers in providing me this op- Firm, Women Lawyers and Probate Sec- working for a number of years as an un- portunity.” tions, with past service on the Task Force derwriter and claims adjuster for a large One of our Bar’s functions, she states, for Professionalism, as well as on the insurer, she enrolled in and earned her should be in continuing to foster collegi- Leadership and Grievance Committees. juris doctorate from Cumberland School ality among its members. In the not-too- At the State Bar, Leslie was recently of Law graduating magna cum laude. She distant past (as many of our readers may re-elected to a second term as Commis- thereafter embarked on the practice of recall), Birmingham attorneys met regu- sioner. She is a long-time member of the law with Sonny Ferguson, Stuart Leach, larly during a mass docket call, wherein State Bar’s Women Lawyer and Worker’s Tom Buck, David Hampe, and Steven cases were assigned and status updates Compensation Sections, with prior ser- Goozee, and later practicing for a number provided, and wherein most of the at- vice as the past Chair and Treasurer of the of years with her late husband, Dick. Les- torneys present took the opportunity Family Law Section. lie has maintained a diverse practice for to engage in face-to-face discussions of For the American Bar Association, some twenty-five years in representation 34 Birmingham Bar Association


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