Howell Heflin and the Passage of the Alabama Judicial Article Event at UNA’s Collier Library August 10

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FLORENCE-Howell Heflin and the Passage of the Alabama Judicial Article will to be held August 10th at the University of North Alabama’s Collier Library
On August 10, 2023, the Alabama Bench & Bar Historical Society will host a program about the life of former United States Senator and Alabama Chief Justice Howell Heflin and the 50th Anniversary of the passage of the Alabama Judicial Article. The program will be held at the University of North Alabama’s Collier Library.

A program about the life of Howell Heflin will begin at 12:00 noon and be presented by his son, Tom Heflin. Following Tom

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Heflin’s talk, a panel discussion will take place about the enactment of the Alabama Judicial Article. Panelists will include some of the participants who were instrumental in its passage 50 years ago. As Chief Justice of Alabama Supreme Court, Howell Heflin was the primary force behind the efforts to transform the Alabama Judicial System into a model for the country. Panelists will include Tom Heflin, former Congressman Ronnie Flippo,  who was a state representative during this time and influential in its passage, and former Alabama state representative Bob Hill, who was critical in it’s passage in the Alabama House of Representatives.

This event is scheduled between semesters at the University of North Alabama. Parking will be available at the UNA campus entrance parking lots off Seminary Street and adjacent to the UNA President’s home and adjoining facility parking lot. The walk from the UNA parking lots to Collier Library is roughly two blocks.
This event is open to the public.
The Alabama Bench & Bar Historical Society will be hosting a series of roadshows across the state centered around either an Alabama legal milestone or an Alabama legal icon. This event spotlighting the career of Howell Heflin and the passage of the Alabama Judicial Article is the organization’s inaugural roadshow.
Media Release/William Smith
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