Montgomery in Montgomery County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
History of the Alabama State Bar
Thomas Goode Jones of Montgomery drafted a code of professional ethics, and on December 14, 1887, the Alabama Bar became the first in the country to adopt a code of legal ethics. The Alabama code was the foundation of the canons of ethics later adopted by the American Bar Association and by other states.
The State Bar, as a voluntary body, continued in efforts toward improvement of the legal profession. In August, 1923, an Act of the Alabama Legislature provided for the organization, regulation and government of the Alabama State Bar, thereby officially creating an "integrated bar." The first meeting was held on January 8, 1924, in Montgomery, and on February 12, 1924, the Board of Commissioners appointed the first Board of Examiners. Rules were established to regulate requirements for admission
Erected 1998 by Alabama State Bar.
Location. 32° 22.663′ N, 86° 18.204′ W. Marker is in Montgomery, Alabama, in Montgomery County. Marker is on Dexter Avenue east of North Hull Street, on the left when traveling east. Click for map. Located in front of the Alabama State Bar Association building. Marker is at or near this postal address: 415 Dexter Avenue, Montgomery AL 36104, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Jonathan Coggswell Farley / Montgomery's First Election (a few steps from this marker); Lucien Dunbibben Gardner (within shouting distance of this marker); James Edwin Livingston (within shouting distance of this marker); Clement Clay "Bo" Torbert, Jr. (within shouting distance of this marker); Howell Thomas Heflin (within shouting distance of this marker); Ernest C. “Sonny” Hornsby (within shouting distance of this marker); Fred David Gray (within shouting distance of this marker); Dexter Avenue King Memorial Baptist Church (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Montgomery.
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