Thomas J. Methvin, managing shareholder of the Montgomery law firm of Beasley, Allen, Crow, Methvin, Portis & Miles, P.C., is the 133rd president of the Alabama State Bar for the bar year 2009-2010. As president, Methvin will serve as head of the 16,000-member organization. Key initiatives for his term in office will include increasing funding for Access to Justice with the goal of ensuring the legal needs of people living in poverty are adequately met, increasing participation in the Bar’s Volunteer Lawyers Program, and overseeing Alabama’s participation in the first-ever celebration of National Pro Bono Week. Watch Tom’s remarks as he takes office at the 2009 Annual Meeting of the Alabama Bar Association in July.
July 27, 2009