Alabama Lawyers' Hall of Fame

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The Alabama Lawyers' Hall of Fame was established in 2003 to honor the contributions of individual attorneys who practiced the state of Alabama. The hall of fame, located in the former Alabama Supreme Court building in Montgomery, is maintained by the Alabama State Bar.

The idea of establishing a Lawyers' Hall of Fame was Terry Brown's. He wrote to Bar president Sam Rumore in 2000 to suggest that the former State Supreme Court building be used as a museum honoring notable lawyers from the history of the state. Under the presidency of Fred Gray, a task force was appointed to formulate guidelines for a hall of fame, which was approved in 2003 by the Board of Bar Commissioners.

A selection committee meets annually to consider nominees. Candidates for induction must have had "a distinguished career in the law" and must have been dead for two years before selection. One inductee in each five-member class must also be drawn from the list of attorneys dead for at least 100 years. Plaques honoring each inductee are displayed in the Hall of Fame, as well as on the Bar's web site.



  • Valasco, Eric (April 3, 2009) "Inductees to the Alabama Lawyers Hall of Fame: Edward Friend Jr., Elisha Peck, Vernon Crawford and John Scott." The Birmingham News
  • Faulk, Kent (May 2, 2013) "Former Birmingham Mayor David J. Vann among Alabama lawyers being inducted posthumously into hall of fame." The Birmingham News

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