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Birmingham Bar Association Bulletin - Winter 2013

President-elect Candidate Profiles Candidate Steve Casey practices law in Birmingham with the firm of Jones, Walker, having previously practiced more than thirty-two years with the Birmingham offices of Balch & Bingham. Steve’s continuing service to the Bar is extensive, and includes past membership on the Law Day and Bulletin Committees (the latter an honor to be sure), as well as past service as Chair of the Grievance Committee. He is a graduate of the National Institute of Trial Advocacy and has served on the Newsletter and Product Steve Casey Liability Committees of the American Bar Association. He has also been active in service on behalf of the Christian Legal Society, the Defense Research Institute and our own Alabama State Bar, and has recent leadership experience as a trustee for the Legal Aid Society of Birmingham. Having also recently served two full terms as Secretary-Treasurer of our Birmingham Bar, he states that he feels it important that the next President continue development of a financial plan so that our Association may continue to enjoy firm financial footing. Under recent leadership, a written spending and investment policy was established, wherein Mr. Casey played a significant role as our two-term Secretary-Treasurer. “Continuing adherence and improvements to such a policy,” he states, “will work to strengthen our Bar’s success.” He also extols the benefits of membership in a Bar Association that supports Candidate Profiles smaller sections – with more meaningful participation among a wider cross-section of practitioners. “In the past,” he states, “it was common to find that the majority of the active section members were limited to only a few areas of practice. More recently, we’ve seen that the multitude of small sections allow for meaningful participation over a broader range of members.” Steve also praises the efforts of current BBA leadership in drawing attention to the civil rights era of the 1960s and the strides made since then in our area. “The Birmingham Bar Association has been important to me for many years,” he states. “I have been honored to have served in the past, and would be honored and humbled if allowed to continue to serve as the Association’s President.” Mr. Casey is an inaugural graduate of Jess-Lanier High School. He attended the University of Alabama, and Cumberland School of Law. He is an elder at Covenant Presbyterian. Steve is married to his high school sweetheart, Beth, and together they have enjoyed raising a son (a Naval Officer) and two daughters - the elder being a mother and educator and the younger having recently joined the working world after obtaining a college art degree. G Birmingham Bar Bulletin/ Winter 2013 29


Birmingham Bar Association Bulletin - Winter 2013
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