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