Montgomery, Ala., May 13, 2013 – Angela Slate Rawls, executive director of the Madison County Volunteer Lawyers Program, has been selected as the first recipient of the Alabama State Bar Leadership Forum Section Alumnus of the Year.
Rawls is a graduate of the state bar’s Leadership Forum Class VI (2010). The Leadership Forum is an innovative leadership-training program specifically geared toward increasing leadership skills among lawyers. This program demonstrates the state bar’s commitment to build effective leadership with respect to ethical, professional and community service values, and foster relationships among leaders from across the state and disciplines within the profession.
State Bar President Phillip W. McCallum, Birmingham (McCallum Methvin & Terrell PC), said, “Angela has an understanding of the importance of servant leadership as demonstrated by her distinguished bar and community service work with lawyers who provide the poor and disadvantaged in Madison County with access to justice through the Volunteer Lawyers Program. During these difficult economic times, volunteer work by lawyers helps fill the void left by our underfunded court and legal aid systems.”
Before she became executive director of the Madison County VLP, she was in private practice with several firms, most recently at Wilmer & Lee. She received her undergraduate degree in psychology from the University of Alabama and earned her law degree from Emory University School of Law (2001).
The 17,300-member Alabama State Bar is dedicated to promoting the professional responsibility, competence and satisfaction of its members, improving the administration of justice and increasing public understanding and respect for the law.