Legal Services Alabama's (LSA) Board composition is regulated by 45 CFR §1607. Our governing body must reasonably reflect the interests of eligible clients and be made up of members who are supportive of the purposes of the Legal Services Corporation Act. They must have an interest in, and knowledge of, the delivery of quality legal services to the poor. At least 60% of the Board must be attorney members. A majority of the Board must be appointed by the governing body of one or more state, county or municipal bar associations. The Alabama State Bar appoints the majority of LSA’s attorney members. Additional attorney members may be selected by other organizations designated by LSA. LSA has one Board member appointed by the Alabama Lawyers Association which is the African-American Bar Association of Alabama. At least one-third of the Board must be client members. These individuals must be eligible to be LSA clients and are appointed by a variety of groups designated by LSA.

Board of Directors

Role Name Location Appointing Organization
President Alexander M. Smith, Esq. Oneonta Alabama State Bar
Vice President Tazewell T. (Taze) Shepard, Esq. Huntsville Alabama State Bar
Secretary Rev. Bennie L. Richardson, II Daphne Mobile Clients Council
Treasurer William H. Broome, Esq. Anniston Alabama State Bar
Member LaVeeda M. Battle, Esq. Birmingham Alabama State Bar
Member Norman Bradley, Esq. Huntsville Alabama State Bar
Member Katy Campbell, Esq. Tuskegee Alabama State Bar
Member Hon. George T. Craig, Esq. Athens Alabama State Bar
Member Richard T. Dorman, Esq. Birmingham Alabama State Bar
Member Howell Thomas Heflin, Jr., Esq. Tuscumbia Alabama State Bar
Member Linda Henderson, Esq. Tuskegee Institute Alabama State Bar
Member Willie Hereford Huntsville Community Action
Member Edward "Ted" A. Hosp, Esq. Montgomery Alabama State Bar
Member Mary Jackson Phenix CIty One Place Family Justice Center
Member Karen Jones Montgomery Federation of Child Care Centers of Alabama
Member Marcia Kelly Dothan Southern Alabama Regional Council on Aging (SARCOA)
Member Merceria Ludgood, Esq. Mobile Alabama State Bar
Member Phil D. Mitchell, Esq. Decatur Alabama State Bar
Member Anil A. Mujumdar, Esq. Birmingham Alabama State Bar
Member Ashley Penhale, Esq. Montgomery Alabama State Bar
Member Lizzie Pullom Tuscaloosa Alabama State Clients Council
Member Avery Qahhaar Huntsville Huntsville Clients Council
Member John D. Saxon, Esq. Birmingham Alabama State Bar
Member Yvonne Saxon, Esq. Wetumpka Alabama Lawyers Association
Member Saintess Sims Billingsley Elmore/Autauga Community Action
Member Doris Smith Pine Apple Wilcox Women's Development Organization
Member Charles Tatum, Esq. Jasper Alabama State Bar
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