Alabama State Bar's general counsel to retire


MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The general counsel for the Alabama State Bar will be stepping down after serving 18 years in that position. reports ( ) the Alabama State Bar announced the retirement of Tony McLain on Friday. McLain spent a total of 25 years with the State Bar. As general counsel, McLain was responsible for overseeing the operations of the Center for Professional Responsibility.

The center investigates and prosecutes complaints, issues ethics opinions and provides legal advice to the Board of Bar Commissioners.

In his role, McLain has acted as an adviser to attorneys around the state.

A graduate of Auburn University, he earned his law degree from Cumberland Law School. He previously served as an assistant attorney general under Attorneys General Bill Baxley and Charlie Graddick.

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