Leadership Forum Selection Committee

Members

Members

position held

email address

mailing address

phone number

fax number

Chairperson
 
1819 5th Ave N
Birmingham, AL 35203
-2120
(205) 521-8987 (205) 488-6987
 
 
PO Box 488
Decatur, AL 35602
-0488
(256) 341-4512 (256) 341-4677
 
 
PO Box 2425
Muscle Shoals, AL 35662
-2425
(256) 383-5707 (256) 383-5759
 
 
11 N Water St Ste 11290
Mobile, AL 36602
-5011
(251) 433-0910 (251) 433-0686
 
 
400 20th St N
Birmingham, AL 35203
-3202
(205) 581-1519 (205) 380-9105
 
 
420 20th St N Ste 1900
Birmingham, AL 35203
-3212
(205) 328-1900 (205) 328-6000
 
 
PO Box 1348
Mobile, AL 36633
-1348
(251) 433-3234 (251) 438-7733
 
 
PO Box 4539
Montgomery, AL 36103
-4539
(334) 532-3400 (334) 532-3434
 
 
PO Box 671
Montgomery, AL 36101
-0671
(334) 269-1515 (334) 261-6311
 
 
PO Box 598512
Birmingham, AL 35259
-8512
(205) 868-6000
 
 
3660 Grandview Pkwy Ste 200
Birmingham, AL 35243
-3332
(205) 968-6304 (205) 262-8504
 
 
500 University Blvd E
Tuscaloosa, AL 35401
-2000
(205) 348-9527
 
 
500 22nd St S Ste 408
Birmingham, AL 35233
-3110
(205) 930-5389 (205) 212-5301
 
 
PO Box 385014
Birmingham, AL 35238
-5014
(205) 298-3757 (205) 298-2960
 
 
505 20th St N Ste 1800
Birmingham, AL 35203
-4633
(205) 795-6588 (205) 328-7234
Staff Liaison
 
P.O. Box 671
Montgomery, AL 36101
(334) 269-1515
Staff Liaison
 
PO Box 671
Montgomery, AL 36101
-0671
(334) 269-1515 (334) 261-6310

Purpose + Scope

The Leadership Forum was originally created “to produce committed and involved lawyers willing to take significant leadership roles in local and state bars, and serve as role models in matters of ethics and professionalism.”

 

The Forum’s mission has been revised through the years, and is set out as follows:

  • To build a core of practicing lawyers that better understand the core values of ethics and professionalism and strive to raise the overall standards of our bar

 

  • To mold a critical mass of lawyers who will understand and appreciate the concept of servant leadership, and who will be ambassadors for the principles associated with it

 

  • To form a pool of lawyers who will be leaders both in the state and local bar associations as well as their communities

 

  • To change the trajectory of the State of Alabama through active leadership

 

The Selection Committee shall review applications received and select up to 30 applicants and 4 alternates for admission annually, and send its recommendations to the Executive Committee and the Board of Bar Commissioners for final approval.

 

Considerations of the Selection Committee when reviewing applications include, among other factors:

 

  • Demonstrated leadership ability based on past accomplishments and current engagements
  • An understanding of the importance of servant leadership as demonstrated in the applicant’s narrative
  • Previous application to the Leadership Forum
  • Practice diversity (criminal, civil, governmental and corporate)
  • Geographic diversity
  • Racial and gender diversity

Special emphasis will be placed upon the first two criteria.

 

The committee may divide itself into such subcommittees as may be necessary to effectively carry out its functions.  The chairperson shall appoint sub-chairs for each subcommittee.

 

The Alabama State Bar, through its designated staff liaison, will assist the committee in carrying out its purpose. To this end, the chairperson is requested to consult with the staff liaison when scheduling meetings or conference calls.