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Statement Of Ala. State Bar Pres. Alyce Spruell
Concerning Retirement Of Chief Justice Sue Bell Cobb

Brad Carr
Alabama State Bar
Public Information Officer
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Montgomery, Alabama, June 29, 2011 – The following is a statement issued by Alabama State Bar President Alyce M. Spruell concerning the announcement of Chief Justice Sue Bell Cobb's retirement:

"We are sorry to see Justice Cobb leave her position but wish her well. During her term, she has always been sensitive to the concerns of the practicing bar. I know from personal experience, having worked side by side with her during my term as president of the state bar on issues affecting the profession and courts, that she approached every task with tireless dedication. Justice Cobb led Alabama's courts to institute innovative and progressive reforms that have increased the public's confidence in our legal system and ensured that equal treatment under the law is provided for all.

Besides knocking down the last major hurdles for women in the judiciary, Chief Justice Cobb, left a record of successes in her stewardship of the Supreme Court and in her role as chief executive of the state court system."

The 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.