Editor's Corner, 0919 ALBJ, 80 The Alabama Lawyer 326 (2019)

AuthorW. Gregory Ward.
PositionVol. 80 5 Pg. 326


Vol. 80 No. 5 Pg. 326

Alabama Bar Lawyer

September, 2019

W. Gregory Ward.

"We've put more effort into helping folks reach old age than into helping them enjoy it." -Frank Howard Clark

If you missed the state bar's annual meeting in July, you missed a treat. The stately Grand Hotel in Point Clear welcomed us with a grandmother's open arms, lead us along her playful pathways like a favorite aunt, and then fed us with mom's home cooking. The ocean breeze that swept through her brick walkways kept us cool, while the swaying of the azaleas and the live oaks drew our attention to the dolphins gently breaking the surface of Mobile Bay where, if you listen closely, you could almost hear Admiral Farragut curse the torpedoes and order the ship to go full speed ahead. Ashley Penhale, our director of programs, deserves much credit.

Our annual peaceful changing of the guard took place with the end of President Sam Irby's year (could we have had a better president?), and the beginning of the fresh promise of President Christy Crow's term. Sam, we all owe you much for your year of outstanding service. He was a delight to work with and a friend to the bar. Christy hit the ground running with her ideas, and we are working closely with her to put out an issue devoted to one of her focal points-mental wellness for lawyers. Stay tuned.

The annual meeting had some interesting timing. The early copies of the latest edition of The Alabama Lawyer arrived as Chris Glenos and Cathy Moore presented a CLE based on their article on the Alabama Uniform Voidable Transactions Act. As Chris and Cathy wrapped up, one of the attendees stopped me with, "I've got a hearing on this very thing next week. Can I have one of those copies so I can get ready?" He got it, too.

Sports psychologist Dr. Kevin Elko-he of the multiple BCS national football championship and championship NFL teams-gave us quite a talk about how to keep our minds in the game. Good stuff.

Alabama Supreme Court Justice Jay Mitchell brought the Christian Legal Society to tears as he told his son's journey with cancer, beginning with the diagnosis, through the treatment, and, ultimately-and he gives God great credit-to being cancer-free.

What a great meeting. But lest we develop a crick in our neck from looking behind us, let's press ahead.

This edition's theme is elder law, and Sarah Johnston recruited some excellent articles...

To continue reading

Request your trial

VLEX uses login cookies to provide you with a better browsing experience. If you click on 'Accept' or continue browsing this site we consider that you accept our cookie policy. ACCEPT