Former MBA president Alice E. Richmond is among 10 prominent American lawyers named to a three-year term on the American Bar Association Board of Governors during the 2002 ABA Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C. in mid August.
The Board of Governors oversees administration and management of the association. Members serve three-year terms on the 37-member board.
Richmond, a partner in the Boston law firm Richmond, Pauly & Adult, LLP, represents District 2, which includes Connecticut, Michigan and Massachusetts. She served as MBA president in 1986-87.
Richmond has been with her firm since 1995. She is a former partner in the law firms Deutsch, Williams, Brooks, DeRensis, Holland and Drachman, LLP and Henenway and Barnes, LLP.
Richmond has established a lengthy record of service to the ABA in a variety of capacities. She has served in its House of Delegates since 1980 and was selected as a delegate-at-large in 1994. Richmond chaired the ABA Boston Advisory Committee that was responsible for planning major events and programs for the 1993 ABA Mid-year Meeting in Boston.
She is a former member of the ABA Standing Committee on Federal Judiciary, Standing Committee on Lawyer Competency, and Standing Committee on Constitution and By-Laws. Richmond also served as vice-chair of the Task Force on Crime and the Committee on Prosecution Function. She is also a member of the ABA Central and East European Law Initiative.
Richmond has been a longtime member of the MBA, becoming the organization’s first woman president in 1986-87. During her stint as MBA president, she was instrumental in securing Boston as the site of the 1993 ABA Midyear Meeting. She later served as president of the Massachusetts Bar Foundation from 1988 to 1991. She currently serves on the Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education Board of Trustees, the New England Legal Foundation and the Massachusetts Association of Trial Attorneys.
She is active in many national and international organizations. She is a member of the American College of Trial Lawyers, the National Conference of Bar Examiners, the Children’s Law Project, NOW Legal Defense and Education Fund, the International Judicial Academy, the Central and East European Law Initiative, and the Latin American Legal Initiatives Council.
Richmond has served her local community in a variety of capacities, including service on the Boston 2000, Inc., Board of Directors; the Angell Memorial Hospital Council of Fellows; the Red Auerbach Youth Foundation Board of Advisors; and the Visiting Nurse Association of Boston.
Richmond received her J.D in 1972 from Harvard Law School and graduated Magna Cum Laude in 1968 from Cornell University. She has been admitted to practice in Massachusetts, the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit and the U.S. Supreme Court.
The other new members of the ABA Board of Governors are:
Howard H. Dana Jr. of Portland, Maine, District 1, composed of Rhode Island, Maine, Vermont and New Hampshire;
Carolyn B. Lamm of Washington, D.C., District 4, composed of Virginia and the District of Columbia;
J. Douglas Stewart of Gainesville, Ga., District 6, composed of Louisiana, Tennessee and Georgia;
William H. Allen of Little Rock, Ark., District 12, composed of Kansas, Arkansas, Iowa and New Mexico;
Pamela J. Roberts of Columbia, S.C., to represent the ABA Section of Litigation;
John K. Uilkema of San Francisco, to represent the ABA Section of Intellectual Property Law;
Lori K. Weems of Miami, to hold the Young Lawyer Member-at-Large seat on the board;
Paula J. Frederick of Atlanta, to hold the Woman Member-at-Large seat on the board; and
Walter H. White Jr. of London, England, to hold the Minority Member-at-Large seat on the board.