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Naming Of Judicial Building

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Montgomery, September 30, 2005 The Unified Judicial System and the Alabama State Bar announce the ceremony honoring the late Senator Howell Thomas Heflin and Chief Justice C. C. "Bo" Torbert, Jr. upon naming the Alabama Judicial Building "The Heflin-Torbert Judicial Building."

The newly named Heflin-Torbert Judicial Building will house bronze busts of both men, which were sculpted by former Alabama State Bar President Warren B. Lightfoot, a Birmingham attorney. Although the building was technically named in March 2004 when the legislature passed a resolution, the ceremony will take place at 2:00 p.m. Monday, October 3, 2005 in the rotunda inside the Judicial Building on Dexter Avenue in Montgomery. This date coincides with the opening of the new judicial year.

The Heflin and Torbert families will be available for media interviews prior to the ceremony. Interviews will be available beginning at 1:15 pm.

Please contact Marcia Daniel at 334-269-1515 to ensure an interview time.