Faulkner Law Alumnus Receives Commissioners’ Award from the Alabama State Bar

David Patrick Harris (JSL ’81) was recently awarded the Commissioners’ Award from the Alabama State Bar Association.  The Commissioners’ Award was created by the Board of Bar Commissioners in 1998 to recognize individuals who have had a long-standing commitment to the improvement of the administration of justice in Alabama.

Harris is a managing partner of Harris & Harris, P.C.  He serves as a special probate judge and a hearing officer for several state boards.  Harris is also the secretary for the Alabama Senate, a position he has held since 2010.

“I am honored to receive the Commissioners’ Award from the Alabama State Bar,” said Harris.  “It is important for the legal profession to continue improving the justice system – both in the courts and with the police – so that the judicial process is fair and unbiased.  I am happy to be part of that cause.”

Harris is the past chairman of the American-Canadian Legislative and Parliamentary Clerks Committee.  He has served on the Thomas Goode Jones School of Law Advisory Board, is a former president of the Montgomery County Young Lawyers Association, and has served as legal counsel to the Alabama Supercomputer Authority.  His is currently a member of the Pike Road Planning Commission, and is a certified arbitrator and mediator.

Faulkner University’s Jones School of Law congratulates Harris for his accomplishment.

For more information, please contact Rachel Miller, director of external relations, at rmiller@faulkner.edu.

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