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Alabama State Bar Creates Lawyers' Hall Of Fame

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MONTGOMERY, January 26, 2004 - Alabama has always been in the forefront of the legal profession and the Alabama State Bar is currently making plans to honor outstanding Alabama lawyers who have demonstrated a lifetime of achievement. "The Board of Bar Commissioners established the Lawyers Hall of Fame in 2003 and hopes to have its first inductees in 2004 in order to spotlight contributions to the state of Alabama throughout its history and to coincide with the 125th anniversary of the founding of the Alabama State Bar in 1879," says Birmingham attorney and former president of the Alabama State Bar, Sam Rumore. Rumore is serving as chair of the selection committee for the award. "We are honoring the "top of the top" outstanding lawyers in the state's history. There is a need for the public to know these lawyers and understand their contributions."

Honorees must be Alabama lawyers who have made extraordinary contributions through the law at the state, national or international level and meet the criteria of the award. Criteria include a breadth of achievement, a profound respect for professional ethics, community leadership and a recognized ability to mentor, lead or inspire others in the pursuit of justice. A twelve-person panel serves as the Selection Committee. Only lawyers deceased at least two years will be considered. The new inductees will be announced at the bar's 2004 annual meeting and 125th anniversary in July 2004, and a formal ceremony will be held at a later date.

Nominations are open to the bar and community at large and deadline for nomination submission is March 1, 2004. Click here to download the nomination form. All nomination forms should be mailed to: Sam Rumore, Alabama Lawyers' Hall of Fame, P.O. Box 671, Montgomery, Al 36101.