Alabama Law Alumni Receive Alabama State Bar Awards

Several Alabama Law alumni received awards at the 2019 Alabama State Bar Annual Meeting at the Grand Hotel Golf Resort and Spa in Point Clear.

Walker Percy Badham, III (‘82) and J. Douglas McElvy (‘71) received the J. Anthony “Tony” McLain Professionalism Award. This award is given to recognize members for distinguished service in the advancement of professionalism.

Mack B. Binion (‘72) received the Jeanne Marie Leslie Service Award. This award recognizes exemplary service to lawyers in need in the areas of substance abuse and mental health. It is presented by the Alabama Lawyer Assistance Program Committee.

Jeanne Dowdle Rasco (‘89) received the Commissioners’ Award. This award was created in 1998 by the Board of Bar Commissioners to recognize individuals who have had a long-standing commitment to the improvement of the administration of justice in Alabama.

Tazewell T. Shepard, III (’79) received the Albert Vreeland Pro Bono Award. This award is presented to an individual who demonstrates outstanding pro bono efforts through the active donation of time to the civil representation of those who cannot otherwise afford legal counsel and by encouraging greater legal representation in, and acceptance of, pro bono cases.

Allison O. Skinner (‘94) received the Susan B. Livingston Award. The recipient of this award must demonstrate a continual commitment to those around her as a mentor, a sustained level of leadership throughout her career, and a commitment to her community in which she practices, such as, but not limited to, bar-related activities, community service and/or activities which benefit women in the legal field.