Woman Becomes President of Alabama Bar Association

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - Alyce Manley Spruell of Northport has taken office as president of the Alabama Bar Association. She's the first woman to head the state organization in its 132-year history.

Spruell, a member of the Spruell and Powell LLC law firm of Northport, was installed on Saturday at the ABA's annual grand convocation in Destin, Fla., and will hold the office for one year.

Spruell was elected president-elect of the bar association by the board of bar commissioners in April 2009 and held that office for the past year.

Spruell earned a law degree from the University of Alabama School of Law in 1983. Her firm practices general civil litigation and employment and business law. She also has an alternative dispute practice and is a mediator and arbitrator.

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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