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State Bar Names Gregory H. Hawley to Serve as Editor of The
Alabama Lawyer Magazine, The Most Widely Read Legal Publication in State

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Montgomery, Alabama, January 4, 2011 – Gregory H. Hawley, a shareholder in the Birmingham law firm of White Arnold & Dowd PC, will serve as the new editor of The Alabama Lawyer magazine, the scholarly and research publication of the Alabama State Bar.

State Bar President Alyce M. Spruell of Northport (Spruell & Powell, LLC) said, "We are pleased to have Greg Hawley serve as editor of the bar's flagship publication. Greg is an amazing leader and we are lucky to have him agree to serve in this capacity. With its long history and a readership that spans a broad spectrum of the legal profession, the Lawyer is a vital communication vehicle for the state bar. Greg's extensive practice experience coupled with his recent service as president of the Birmingham Bar Association will be a great asset to this publication and its future growth."

The Alabama Lawyer is the leading legal publication in the state for practicing lawyers in all firm sizes from all areas of practice. It provides in-depth analysis from a regional perspective on a variety of legal topics, as well as ideas, information and tools to help lawyers practice law and operate their firms efficiently.

Hawley has previous experience with the magazine, having served on the Board of Editors from 1985-91. As part of his editorial responsibilities, Hawley will formulate topics and ideas to be published; oversees associate and assistant editors; solicits articles from authors worldwide; vets manuscripts and serves as chair of the publication's independent advisory group, the Board of Editors.

The state bar's Board of Bar Commissioners, its decision and policy-making body, unanimously approved his selection. Hawley replaces Robert A. Huffaker of Montgomery who died suddenly and had served as editor for 27 years.

He received his undergraduate degree cum laude from Harvard College (1979) and earned his law degree from Georgetown University (1983). He practiced law at the Birmingham law firm of Maynard Cooper & Gale, PC for 20 years before joining White Arnold & Dowd in 2006.

The 16,000-member Alabama State Bar is dedicated to promoting the professional responsibility, competence and satisfaction of its members, improving the administration of justice, and increasing public understanding and respect for the law.