The Alabama State Bar recently installed Montgomery attorney Lee H. Copeland, ’82, as its 140th president.
“I’m honored to have the opportunity to serve as the next president of the Alabama State Bar,” said Copeland of Copeland Franco Screws & Gill, P.A. “I look forward to building on the strong foundation that has already been put in place by past presidents and bar leadership before me.”
J. Cole Portis, ’90, was installed as the bar’s president-elect. He will serve one year before assuming the presidency in 2016.
Bradley C. Hargett, a student at the Law School, received the Law Student Award for supporting and participating in pro bono programs. He served as the student coordinator for the Reentry Assistance Clinic. The project is a joint effort of the U.S. Attorney’s Office, the Department of Pardons and Paroles and the Law School.