State Bar creates panel to help Legislature

Published 9:25 am Saturday, December 20, 2008

MONTGOMERY — The Alabama State Bar has created what it calls a “Panel of Neutrals” to help the Legislature work through any problems and seek consensus.

The State Bar announced Friday that the panel includes: former U.S. Magistrate Judge Delores Boyd, former Govs. Albert Brewer and John Patterson, former U.S. Reps. Jack Edwards and Ronnie Flippo, former state Sen. Butch Ellis, and former Vestavia Hills Mayor Scotty McCallum.

State Bar President Mark White said the panel will not seek to advance any piece of legislation, but it will be available to help legislators who request help in sorting out the pros and cons of legislation.