American Bar Association President to Speak at Texas Tech School of Law

William Hubbard served as the president of the ABA for the 2014-15 term.

WHAT: The Texas Tech University School of Law Academy for Leadership in the Legal Profession presents American Bar Association immediate past president William Hubbard.      

WHEN: Noon Monday (Feb. 22)

WHERE: Lanier Auditorium, Texas Tech School of Law, 1802 Hartford Ave.

EVENT: Hubbard is a partner with the firm of Nelson, Mullins, Riley and Scarborough in Columbia, South Carolina, and established the American Bar Association Commission on the Future of Legal Services. The commission examines how technology and innovation can be used to increase the availability of legal services to the poor and middle class.

During his time as president, Hubbard emphasized the association’s influence in criminal justice and sentencing reform as well as its advocacy for victims of domestic violence. He also led the ABA’s commemoration of the 800th anniversary of the Magna Carta in June.

Hubbard’s other roles with the Bar include serving two years as the chairman of the ABA House of Delegates, past president of the American Bar Foundation and the American Bar Endowment, served on the ABA Board of Governors, the ABA Standing Committee on the Federal Judiciary and the ABA Young Lawyers Division.

In addition to his work with the ABA, Hubbard is also admitted to practice before the U.S. Supreme Court, the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals and the U.S. District Courts for South Carolina and the District of Columbia.

The Academy for Leadership in the Legal Profession provides students the tools necessary to lead in the legal profession, business and the community.

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