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Hubbard Sees Challenges to take on as ABA President
September 4, 2014
Reprinted with permission from the Columbia Regional Business Report
William C. Hubbard doesn’t speak of his year as president of the American Bar Association as a career achievement award; he talks of having one year to do important work to ensure and extend justice in the United States.
He took the top post of the nation’s most prominent legal organization in August, culminating decades of involvement with the Bar, dating back almost to his 1977 graduation from the University of South Carolina School of Law. Hubbard also has continued a major role with his alma mater, serving on the board of trustees since 1986, as he practices business and financial services law at Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarbourough.
With his year as ABA president, Hubbard intends to address what he calls “a justice gap in our country.” Too many people don’t have the means to get the legal counsel they need, Hubbard notes. Ironically, this shortfall continues at a time when the field seems to have an oversupply of lawyers.
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