Meet ADLA’s Legislative Committee
Committee Chair Stephen Still of Starnes, Davis & Florie LLP,  Allen Estes of Balch & Bingham LLP, Ed Howard of Ford Howard & Cornett, P.C., Keith Miller of Alfa Insurance Companies, Mary Margaret Carroll of Fine Geddie & Associates, Andy Rutens of Galloway Wettermark Everest & Reutens LLP & Jonathan Hooks of Christian and Small.

ADLA receives and reviews proposed legislation that may impact (positively or negatively) the practice of law, the ADLA membership, and/or clients of the ADLA membership.  ADLA and the Legislative Committee will, from time to time, circulate new or proposed legislation to the membership to keep all members abreast of current legislative issues and developments.  Depending on the impact that proposed legislation may have on the practice of law, the ADLA membership, or clients of the ADLA membership, the Legislative Committee will involve the ADLA Board of Directors, membership, other lawyers, and/or other interested individuals and entities to work with legislators to promote or oppose certain legislation. Visit our Legislative page for timely updates. Please direct legislative inquiries to Stephen Still at


Meet ADLA’s Education Committee
Committee Chair Gerald Swann of Ball Ball Matthews & Novak PA, Jeremy Richter of Webster Henry Bradwell Cohan Speagle & DeShazo PC, Pat Sefton of Sasser Sefton & Brown PC, Ashley Crank of Christian & Small LLP, & Craig Alexander of Rumberger Kirk & Caldwell.   Members of the committee work with the president-elect to plan the CLE events at the Annual Meeting and other educational events throughout the year.


Meet ADLA’s Women in the Law Committee
Committee Chair Meade Hartfield of Bradley.
The Women in the Law engages female members of the association by promoting networking events, expanding educational opportunities, coordinating philanthropic outreach efforts and supporting each other as they take on leadership roles inside and outside of the association.  Visit our Events page for upcoming events.

Do you have clothes you’ve been meaning to drop off with the Goodwill? Bring them to the Annual Meeting instead, and help benefit ADLA’s philanthropic efforts!
The Women in the Law section will hold a clothing drive during this year’s Annual Meeting, and all donations received will go to a local organization that works with survivors of human trafficking. The aim of the drive is to collect professional and business-style clothing items to provide to women who need appropriate attire for job interviews or who are otherwise trying to break into the workforce. We will be accepting gently used (or new) items such as blazers, skirts, pants, shoes, blouses, belts, etc.

If you are unable to bring physical donations (or cannot make it to the Annual Meeting), the WITL section will also have a monetary donation option available during the Annual Meeting clothing drive. This money will be spent on the clothing items that are most needed, as identified by our partner organization. We know that a lack of professional clothing can be a real hurdle to women trying to start fresh, and we are excited to build a relationship with an organization that can meet these and other needs of trafficking survivors.

Please be on the lookout for more details in the Wednesday Briefcase about the clothing drive as we get closer to the Annual Meeting!

Companies who are interested in sponsoring a women’s mixer, or an upcoming event,  are encouraged to Reach Out.

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