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The Alabama State Bar - Montgomery, Alabama
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member xptwo
N 32° 22.667 W 086° 18.190
16S E 565548 N 3582524
Quick Description: Marker telling the story of the creation and history of the Alabama State Bar.
Location: Alabama, United States
Date Posted: 11/3/2011 7:15:09 AM
Waymark Code: WMD0QT
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Thorny1
Views: 14

Long Description:
This historical marker is placed in front of the Alabama State Bar Association. It gives the history of the association from its formation in 1879. It is located on Dexter Avenue near the State Capitol.
Marker Name: History of the Alabama State Bar

Marker Type: Urban

Addtional Information::
The text of the marker reads: History of the Alabama State Bar On December 13, 1878, a meeting was held in Montgomery for the purpose of forming a bar association, and on January 15, 1879, delegates from each county met for five days at a preliminary conference in the Hall of the House of Representatives. The Constitution and By-laws were adopted and officers elected to serve until the first annual meeting. W.L. Bragg of Montgomery was elected president. An act incorporating the State Bar Association was approved by the governor on February 12, 1879, and E.W. Pettus of Dallas County was elected president. Thomas Goode Jones of Montgomery drafted a code of professional ethics, and an December 14, 1887, the Alabama Bar became the first in the country to adopt a code of legal ethics. The Alabama code was the foundation of the canons of ethics later adopted by the American Bar Association and by other states. The State Bar, as a voluntary body, continued in efforts toward improvement of the legal profession. In August, 1923, an Act of the Alabama Legislature provided for the organization, regulation and government of the Alabama State Bar, thereby officially creating an "integrated bar." The first meeting was held on January 8, 1924, in Montgomery, and on February 12, 1924, the Board of Commissioners appointed the first Board of Examiners. Rules were established to regulate requirements for admission to practice law and to govern the conduct of attorneys in Alabama. Placed by the Alabama State Bar 1998


Date Dedicated / Placed: 1998

Marker Number: Not Listed

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