At the ABA Annual Meeting, Matthew H. Lembke, a partner in the firm's Birmingham office, was elected to be Chair-Elect of the ABA’s Council of Appellate Lawyers. He will serve as Chair in 2011-12.
The Council of Appellate Lawyers (CAL) is the first and only national appellate bench-bar organization in the country. Founded in 2000, CAL’s mission is to foster a dialogue among federal and state appellate lawyers and judges that will improve appellate advocacy and strengthen ties among the numerous federal, state, and local appellate bar associations. Often working with the Appellate Judge’s Education Institute (AJEI), CAL sponsors and develops continuing legal education programs taught by the country’s most celebrated appellate judges and practitioners.