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Chotsani Holifield Honored with Justice Janie L. Shores Scholarship

Chotsani Holifield Honored with Justice Janie L. Shores Scholarship

MIRIMAR BEACH, Fla. and MONTGOMERY, Ala.—The Alabama State Bar Women’s Section has awarded Chotsani Holifield with the 2022 Justice Janie L. Shores Scholarship. Holifield is a first-generation college graduate and student at Samford University’s Cumberland School of Law. She plans to pursue a legal career as a litigator and, one day, serve on the bench.

The scholarship, sponsored by the Alabama Law Foundation, is awarded annually to one or more outstanding female Alabama residents attending an Alabama law school. The Alabama State Bar Women’s Section established the Justice Janie L. Shores Scholarship, named in honor of the first female Alabama Supreme Court Justice.

Read more about Holifield from the Alabama Law Foundation here.


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.

View other award recipients here.


Melissa Warnke
Director of Communications
Alabama State Bar