MONTGOMERY, Ala. – President of the Alabama State Bar, Christy Crow, spoke to students at Faulkner University on Monday, Oct. 14.  Philip McCallum, Executive Director of the Bar, also presented.

Crow is the 144th President of the Alabama State Bar and only the third female president. She the first president from Bullock County. She has practiced with the firm of Jinks, Crow & Dickson since 1997. Her practice focuses on wrongful death, product liability, personal injury and construction litigation.

Crow spoke to students on the values they as future lawyers and professionals could learn and emulate from the life of Jesse Owens, one of the greatest and most famous athletes in track and field history. Owens was a black man during the time of segregation who triumphed in spite of the prejudices against him and who went on to become a four-time gold medalist in the 1936 Olympic Games.

Crow is on the board of the Girl Scouts of South Alabama, the Alabama Law Foundation and the United Methodist Alabama-West Florida Conference Board of Trustees.

According to the Alabama State Bar, her theme for the Bar this year is “Better Together.” She intends to focus on improving lawyer wellness and benefits, instituting civics education programs taught by lawyers in primary schools, and developing a positive image of lawyers through social media and news campaigns.

About Faulkner

Faulkner University is a private, Christian liberal arts university based in Montgomery, Alabama. With a mission to provide an education anchored by not only intellect but also character and service, the Faulkner experience aims to educate the whole person. Serving both traditional and non-traditional students, the university is home to six colleges: the Alabama Christian College of Arts and Sciences, the Harris College of Business and Executive Education, the V.P. Black College of Biblical Studies, the College of Education, Faulkner Law and the new College of Health Sciences. In addition to its main campus in Montgomery, Faulkner operates extension campuses in Birmingham, Huntsville and Mobile and online.

About the Alabama State Bar

The Alabama State Bar (ASB) is the official statewide organization of lawyers in Alabama. Since 1923, when the Alabama State Bar was created by an act of the legislature, ASB programs and activities have continuously served the public and improved the justice system. It is dedicated to promoting the professional responsibility and competence of its members, improving the administration of justice and increasing the public understanding of and respect for the law.

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