Christy Crow, a local attorney who has practiced law in Union Springs for the last 23 years, served as the 144th President of the Alabama State Bar for the 2019-2020 year.
She was the first lawyer from Bullock County to serve in this roll and only the third female attorney in the history of the State of Alabama to be President of the Alabama State Bar.
On Friday, June 26, officially passed the gavel to another, almost local lawyer, Bob Methvin, formerly of Eufaula, Alabama.
The Alabama State Bar has conducted 142 Annual Meetings prior to this year and initially considered delaying the meeting because of the pandemic.
After considering that Bar members met during World War I, World War II, and the 1918 Pandemic, President Crow, President-Elect Methvin and the staff of the Alabama State Bar decided to have a virtual Annual Meeting this year, to insure the safety of their members and so that the Bar could continue to provide much needed services and educational opportunities to their members.
“While I am proud of everything the Alabama State Bar did during my presidency,” Crow said, “I am most proud of all of the things we have accomplished since the pandemic began.”
Crow went on to list the webinars and free virtual continue education classes, a virtual food drive that raised over $32,000, and holding the largest annual meeting in the history of the association as some of the accomplishments since March.
Crow went on to thank the staff of the Alabama State Bar, President Elect Methvin, the staff and lawyers at Jinks, Crow & Dickson, and, most of all, her family for their support throughout her life.