“The Fellows dinner was one of the most enjoyable evenings I have ever had, fellowshipping with the leaders of the Bar, judges, and friends. Everyone was in great spirits and all for a worthy cause.” (Senator Jeff Sessions, attending 2010 Fellows dinner as a new Fellow)
Fellows provide leadership and support for the Alabama Foundation’s programs that promote access to justice. The Alabama Law Foundation begins each year by hosting the Fellows dinner to acknowledge the service and commitment of the lawyers selected to join the foundation’s Fellows Program and those elevated to “Life Fellows” status.
No more than 1% of bar members may become Fellows; therefore, the selection committee invites into fellowship an exceptional group of lawyers who have demonstrated their dedication to improving their communities and state.
The Alabama Law Foundation established the Fellows program in 1995 to honor bar members who have made a significant contribution to their profession and their community. The Charter Fellows were past presidents of the Alabama State Bar and the Alabama Law Foundation.
Currently, the foundation recognizes 361 Fellows. Fellows contribute $250 a year for ten years, at which point they become Life Fellows; there are 258 Life and Charter Members. The Fellows and the Alabama Law Foundation are Making a Difference