State Bar Selects 26 Lawyers To Participate In Annual Leadership Forum; Will Be Trained As Future Leaders

State Bar Selects 26 Lawyers To Participate In Annual Leadership Forum; Will Be Trained As Future Leaders

Montgomery, Alabama, January 2, 2014 – The Alabama State Bar has announced the 26 lawyers selected for Class X of its Leadership Forum professionalism program who will be trained as future leaders.

State Bar President Anthony A. Joseph of Birmingham (Maynard Cooper & Gale PC) said, “The lawyers selected to participate in this program represent the future face of Alabama’s legal profession. This program has received critical acclaim from the American Bar Association for its innovative, thoughtful and exceptional content, for its powerful and continuing impact on emerging leaders in the bar community and for the extraordinary example it has established.”

After a detailed selection process, 11 women and 15 men were selected. While there is no age requirement, participants must have practiced law for not less than five nor more than 15 years. Candidates are selected based on demonstrated leadership qualities and service to their communities.

In order to graduate from the program, participants will be required to attend five separate sessions including a three-day orientation program. Candidates will undergo a rigorous education and training process focusing on servant leadership, ethics and career development.

The 17,600-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 of and respect for the law.