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Birmingham Bar Association Bulletin | Winter 2014

Honorable Jim Hughey, III, Receives Judge Drayton James Award At its July 24, 2014 “Barbeque with the Bench” event, the Young Lawyers Section of the Birmingham Bar Association awarded Jefferson County Circuit Judge Jim Hughey, III, the distinguished Judge Drayton James Award. The award is named in honor of the late Judge Drayton James, who was a friend and mentor to young lawyers throughout his judicial tenure until his death in 1998. The Drayton James Award is presented annually by the Young Lawyers Section to L-R, Arrie Moore, Judge Hughey & Caroline Benefield a Judge who has exemplified Judge James’ legacy of friendship, leadership, professionalism, and legal guidance to young lawyers. The vote of the entire Young Lawyers Section determines the recipient. Judge Hughey began his service as a Civil Division Circuit Judge on January 15, 2013. He received Awards Jason Bushby, L, and Judge Hughey his undergraduate degree from Vanderbilt University and his law degree, summa cum laude, from the University of Alabama School of Law. While in law school, Judge Hughey served as Editor in Chief of the Alabama Law Review. Upon graduation from law school, he was elected to the Order of the Coif, was named a Hugo Black Scholar and received the Dean M. Leigh Harrison Award. Prior to taking office, Judge Hughey was a partner with the law firm of Lightfoot, Franklin & White, LLC. During his years of practice, Judge Hughey was listed multiple times in Best Lawyers in America and Alabama Super Lawyers and held an AV-Preeminent rating from Martindale-Hubbell. He also served on the editorial board of the Alabama Lawyer and as co-chair of the Alabama State Bar’s Diversity in the Profession Committee. G Stronger. Faster. Competitive. ADVERTISER: C. BURRELL LAW GROUP SALES PERSON: Rebecca Garner CREATED BY: SHEILAS NEXT RUN DATE: 04/08/14 PUBLICATION: SPEC ADS SIZE: 4.875” col X 7.5” in With over 50 years of experience, GilsbarPRO is the exclusive administrator for the CNA Lawyers Professional Liability Program in the State of Alabama. CNA is the largest underwriter of lawyers malpractice insurance in the United States and is A-rated by A.M. Best. This combination is your best alternative for peace of mind in today’s challenging environment. Expect NALo-tShPAinD0g4 0L80e9s5s64. 1.INDD Call The PROs Today. 800.906.9654 • gilsbarpro.com One or more of the CNA insurance companies provide the products and/or services described. The information is intended to present a general overview for illustrative purposes only. It is not intended to constitute a binding contract. Please remember that only the relevant insurance policy can provide the actual terms, coverages, amounts, conditions and exclusions for an insured. All products and services are subject to change without notice. CNA is a registered trademark of CNA Financial Corporation. Copyright (c) 2013 CNA. All rights reserved. Birmingham Bar Bulletin/ Winter 2014 11


Birmingham Bar Association Bulletin | Winter 2014
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