2/28/2012 - Judge Helen Shores Lee to Speak at Women’s Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony March 1
The board of directors of the Alabama Women’s Hall of Fame has announced that the Honorable Helen Shores Lee will be speaker at the 2012 annual induction on March 1.
Distinguished Birmingham lawyer and former city councilman Nina
Miglionico will be inducted. Miglionico, who died in 2009, was the first woman
to be elected to the Birmingham City Council and the first woman to be
president of the Alabama League of Municipalities. For more about Miglionico, click here.
Judge Lee was appointed Circuit Judge of the Tenth Judicial Court in January, 2003. She was the first African-American woman to serve in the Civil Division of the Circuit Court of Jefferson County. Prior to the practice of law, Lee served as Magistrate for the city of Birmingham from 1986-87. She practiced law in the Birmingham community for more than sixteen years with the firm of Shores and Lee until her judicial appointment in 2003. Lee is a graduate of Fisk University in Nashville. She received her M.A. in clinical psychology from Pepperdine University in Los Angeles and her law degree from Samford University’s Cumberland School of Law in Birmingham.
Lee is a member of the American Bar Association, Alabama State Bar, Birmingham Bar, the Magic City Bar and the National Bar Association. Lee served from 1996-2000 as a member of the Alabama State Ethics Commission and as its chairwoman from 1999-2000.
Judge Lee dedicates her life to community service. She currently serves on a number of boards including the Advisory Council of the University of Alabama at Birmingham Minority Health and Research Center, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alabama, Campfire Inc., Leadership Birmingham, American Red Cross and United Cerebral Palsy.
Lee and her husband, Bob, are parents of two sons, one daughter and grandparents to five. The family attends First Congregational Church where she serves on the Board of Trustees.
The induction ceremony will be at 10:30 a.m. in Alumnae Auditorium on the Judson campus.
The AWHOF, founded in 1970, is housed in the A. Howard Bean Hall on the campus of Judson College in Marion. Additional information is available on the AWHOF website.