Executive Director's Report, 0719 ALBJ, 80 The Alabama Lawyer 234 (2019)

AuthorPhillip W. McCallum, J.
PositionVol. 80 4 Pg. 234

Executive Director's Report

Vol. 80 No. 4 Pg. 234

Alabama Bar Lawyer

July, 2019

Phillip W. McCallum, J.

The Best Bar Staff in America

Too often we take people’s great work for granted and simply forget to say anything. I naturally expect the Alabama state bar staff, or should I say our “bar family,” to do an excellent job, but they never cease to amaze me with their dedication and commitment to our organization. The pride they take in their work is inspiring and their positive attitude is infectious. our staff of 38 serves more than 18,000 lawyers!

Many of our key staff members were integral to Keith Norman’s incredible 23-year stewardship to the bar and some even go back the tenure of Reggie Hamner. These remarkable individuals are now, and have been, the backbone of our state bar and I frequently find myself relying upon their wisdom.

Since I arrived two years ago as the newly-named executive director, we have lost more than 100 years of institutional knowledge through retirement in several key positions. Yet we continue to learn, adapt and thrive. our future success is vitally dependent upon the continuity brought by our long-term staff. Not only do they continue to do their jobs and more, it has been awesome to watch as they have embraced...

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