Gregory H. Hawley
Members of the bar, I thank you.
Last fall, I informed Sam Irby that I wanted to retire as editor of The Alabama Lawyer. He and a committee conducted a thorough search, and they nominated and the Bar Commissioners selected Greg Ward, who will bring fresh ideas and a new perspective and will do a terrific job. Greg has been a member of the Editorial Board for some time, and he is already working hard to produce future issues, starting with the May publication.
Serving as editor of The Alabama Lawyer has been a rich, rewarding passion. Thank you for the opportunity to serve for several years, working with the excellent lawyers who serve on the Editorial Board. Thank you, too, for the articles submitted and for the helpful suggestions made over the years.
Three women in my life deserve special thanks and praise. First, my wife, Sally Hawley, was more than understanding on those occasions when I chose to enjoy an afternoon at the beach, sitting at the kitchen table with a red pen and a small pile of submissions. Fortunately, she enjoys her books as much as I enjoy editing articles! Second, my assistant, Tyler Florence, kept a calendar of articles submitted, tracked my edits (and prodded me when necessary) and ensured...