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Alabama State Bar Announces Leadership Forum Class 16

Leadership Forum is honored as a dynamic and highly effective program for nurturing and developing leadership skills and values among a select group of qualified, promising attorneys each year. Entry to the program is competitive, with just 20-30 participants selected each year. Since its inception in 2005, Leadership Forum has illuminated a pathway for more than 430 graduates to move the profession forward with ethical, servant-minded and community leadership.

“The Alabama State Bar constantly emphasizes service as it encourages its 19,000+ members to develop their leadership skills so that they can better serve their communities, our State and society in general. The Bar’s Leadership Forum is an excellent example of a Bar program that prepares Bar members for their future leadership with charitable organizations, local or State governing boards and councils, and political office,” said Alabama State Bar President Taze Shepard.  “It exemplifies the State Bar’s motto, Lawyers Render Service.”

Joseph Abrams, City of Birmingham
Tiffanie Agee, Agee Law LLC
Brent Beal, Lumen Technologies
Stanley Blackmon, Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP
William Broome, Jr., Broome & Broome, Attorneys at Law
Todd Campbell, Campbell Partners, LLC
Donald Carroll, Jefferson County Commission
Michele Davidson, Alabama Attorney General’s Office
Timothy Douthit, Madison County District Attorney’s Office
Christopher Driver, Badham & Buck
Thomas Govan, Jr., Alabama Attorney General’s Office
Johnna Ingalls, Serious Injury Law Group, P.C.
Valynda Jerome Williams, Legal Services Alabama
Angela Kennedy, Angela E. Kennedy, Attorney-At-Law, LLC
Katie Kimbrell, Protective Life Corporation
Farah Majid, Legal Services Alabama
Shalyn McKitt, Balch & Bingham LLP
Taylor Nichols, Office of Information Technology – State of Alabama
Brooks Proctor, Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP
John Saxon, Jr., United States Attorney’s Office, Northern District of Alabama
Ashley Scarpetta, Watkins & Eager PLLC
Corey Seale, Tuscaloosa County District Attorney’s Office
Clinton Speegle, Lightfoot, Franklin & White, LLC
Andrew Westcott, Office of the Speaker of the House – State of Alabama

The Alabama State Bar (ASB) is the official licensing and regulatory organization of lawyers in Alabama. Created in 1879, the Alabama State Bar became an integrated bar in 1923 by an act of the legislature. Since then, ASB programs and activities have continuously served the public and improved the justice system. It is dedicated to promoting the professional responsibility and competence of its members, improving the administration of justice and increasing the public understanding of and respect for the law.

Media Contact:
Melissa Warnke
Director of Communications, Alabama State Bar
(334) 517.2218 (o) | (256) 338.0621 (c)