Montgomery, Alabama, July 28, 2013 - An elite committee of the American Bar Association (ABA), the Standing Committee on Professionalism, has selected the Alabama State Bar’s Leadership Forum as one of three recipients to receive the 2013 E. Smythe Gambrell Professionalism Award. The Gambrell Award is the nation’s leading program honoring the best professionalism programs and practices of law schools, bar associations, professionalism commissions and other law-related organizations.
State Bar President Anthony A. Joseph of Birmingham (Maynard Cooper & Gale PC) said, “This award validates the Leadership Forum as a national example of innovative professionalism programs. Participants are required to complete a rigorous education and training process focusing on leadership, ethics and career development. Noting a wide variety of teaching methods in more than 60 sessions with 200 faculty members, the ABA Professionalism Committee was particularly impressed with the program’s ground-breaking and exceptional advancement of servant-minded leadership training within the bar and the larger community. They commended the Alabama State Bar Leadership Forum for its innovative, thoughtful and exceptional content, for its powerful and positive continuing impact on emerging leaders in the bar community, and for the extraordinary example it has established, that others may emulate.”
In announcing the award, the ABA Committee on Professionalism said, “The judges found the Alabama program to be a beacon of excellence for bars across the nation in this critically important developmental area.” The Alabama State Bar Leadership Forum began in 2005. The Leadership Forum is highly competitive, accepting up to 30 attorneys each year. Only 40 percent of those who apply are chosen in any one year. The forum has an alumni base of 262 lawyers. In January 2014, the Leadership Forum will celebrate its tenth year as it focuses on relevant and strategic training for an emerging generation of young lawyers.
Leadership Forum Brochure
Mandatory attendance is required for the following:
Orientation and Training Session 10.1 – January 22, 2014 at 9:30 am – January 24, 2014 at 5:00 pm, Montgomery;
Session 10.2 – February 19, 2014 at 6:30 pm – February 20, 2014 at 5:00 pm, Montgomery;
Session 10.3 – March 20, 2014 at 8:00 am – March 21, 2014 at noon, Montgomery;
Session 10.4– April 24, 2014 at 8:00 am – 5:00 pm, Birmingham;
Session 10.5 – May 22, 2014, 8:00 am – 4:00 pm, Birmingham, with Graduation Ceremony at 7:00 pm preceded by Cocktail Party at 6:00 pm. Spouse and/or one guest is invited to attend graduation without charge. Applicants are encouraged to apply only if they commit to attend all sessions.
2013 Leadership Forum Class 9
Alabama State Bar
Mailing Address: Leadership Forum, P.O. Box 671, Montgomery, AL 36101-0671
Street Address: Leadership Forum, 415 Dexter Ave., Montgomery, AL 36104
For more information, direct inquiries to Christina Butler Alabama State Bar Programs Office, 334-269-1515 or email@example.com