Wiggins Childs Attorney named to 2018 Alabama State Bar Leadership Forum

D.G. Pantazis, Jr was named to the Alabama State Bar’s 2018 Leadership Forum, one of 28 attorneys from around the state selected.

Participants will undergo a rigorous education and training process focusing on servant leadership, ethics and career development. Candidates are required to attend five separate sessions including a three-day orientation program.

“Our State Bar’s Leadership Forum has been repeatedly recognized as one of the best leadership development programs in the country,” said Alabama State Bar President Augusta S. Dowd of White Arnold & Dowd P.C. (Birmingham). “There is no doubt that the Leadership Forum is changing the face of our bar and will continue to do so in the years to come. The forum’s core purpose is to develop lawyers into servant-minded leaders.”

While there is no age requirement, participants must have practiced law for at least five years and no more than 15 years. Candidates are selected based on demonstrated leadership qualities and service to their communities. Entry to the program is highly competitive, with approximately 40 percent of applicants selected to participate each year.

In 2013, the American Bar Association awarded the Alabama State Bar Leadership Forum with the E. Smythe Gambrell Professionalism Award, the nation’s leading award honoring the best professionalism programs and practices of law schools, bar associations, professional commissions and other law-related organizations.