MONTGOMERY, July 17, 2006 . . . Birmingham attorney Fournier Joseph "Boots" Gale, III became the 129th president of the Alabama State Bar at the bar's annual meeting in Sandestin this weekend. The 2005-06 ASB president, Robert D. "Bobby" Segall, of Montgomery, passed the gavel to Gale at the meeting's Grande Convocation on Saturday, July 15. Gale will serve as head of the 15,000+members or the state bar organization.
Outgoing president Segall says "Boots Gale has been a leader in his community and in the state. His motivation for wanting to be president was to seek still another way to serve. He exemplifies our state bar motto, Lawyers Render Service. I look forward to his leadership."
Gale says "I am excited, honored and humbled to be taking over as president of the Alabama State Bar and look forward to the opportunity of working with lawyers from all over the state who give so much of their time in service to our state and our profession. I have been privileged to watch Bobby Segall serve this year-his energetic and selfless service has been an inspiration." Keith Norman, executive director of the Alabama State Bar, states "These new leaders are personally committed to public service and improving the legal profession."
Members of the executive council serving with Gale will be: Sam Crosby, Daphne, president-elect; James Anderson, Montgomery, vice-president; Bobby Segall, Montgomery, past-president; Keith B. Norman, Montgomery, secretary and council members: Pam Bucy, Tuscaloosa; Bill Broome, Anniston and Claude Hundley, III, Huntsville.
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