Update from the Alabama State Bar Meeting
Cumberland grads and students figured prominently in the Alabama State Bar Meeting which ended on Saturday, July 18. Mark White ’74 finished an outstanding year as bar president. Tom Methvin of the Cumberland Class of 1988 was sworn in as bar president for 2009-2010.
A rising Cumberland second year student, Alyson Hood of Chattanooga, Tennessee received the State Bar Pro Bono Student Award. The award is given annually to the student from a law school in the state of Alabama who has demonstrated an outstanding commitment to providing free legal services to the poor. Hood recruited 30 volunteers to assist lawyers in a clinic providing legal assistance to the homeless and helped coordinate their participation in legal research and other services. She also volunteered 150 hours to the clinic. This is the third year in a row that a Cumberland student has won the Alabama State Bar Pro Bono Law Student Award.