In April of 1869, the Mobile Bar Association (MBA) was incorporated by filing its Declaration of Incorporation pursuant to the Revised Code of Alabama of 1867. At that time, the Association had 32 members and they all paid collateral, at varying levels, to start the association. Now, 150 years later, the Mobile Bar Association has over 1,000 members and continues to elevate the legal profession to the highest possible standard. It is time to celebrate our 150 years rich history and success. Mark your calendar for Thursday, March 28, 2019. Here are the details.
Date: Thursday, March 28, 2019
4:00 PM Federal Courthouse
4:45 PM Second Line with Excelsior Band to The Battle House Hotel
5 – 7:00 PM Celebration at The Battle House Hotel Crystal Ballroom
The 150th Celebration will begin at 4:00 PM at the Federal Courthouse. We will receive greets and congratulations from the President of the Alabama State Bar Sam Irby and US District Judge Jeffrey U. Beaverstock from the Southern District of Alabama. We will receive remarks from the former Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Judge William H. Pryor, Jr. After Judge Pryor’s speech, we will leave the Federal Court House by second line, led by The Excelsior Band, to The Battle House Hotel where we will continue the celebration. Our celebration at The Battle House Hotel will include recognizing five members that were admitted to practice law in Alabama in 1969, several toasts will be made, and we will lots of pictures and memorabilia that will reflect back on the last 150 years of the Mobile Bar Association. The event will include hors d’oeuvres, wine, beer and cash bar.