Alston & Bird Trial Practice Attorney Receives the ABA’s 1999 Livingston Hall Juvenile Justice Award
W. Terence Walsh, partner in the Atlanta-based law firm Alston & Bird LLP, will be awarded the ABA’s 1999 Livingston Hall Juvenile Justice Award at the American Bar Association’s annual meeting. The award will be presented to Mr. Walsh and five other recipients at a ceremony and reception to be held on Sunday, August 8th at the Omni Hotel in Atlanta.
The Livingston Hall Juvenile Justice Award is presented annually to a select number of individual attorneys who devote a substantial portion of their legal practice to representing children and youth. The Award was established in 1985 by the American Bar Association’s Juvenile Justice Committee, which is the volunteer leadership of the ABA’s Juvenile Justice Center. The goal of the Juvenile Justice Center is to promote improvements in the juvenile justice system. The Award is named after Livingston Hall, a Harvard Law School professor emeritus who, as an early chair of the Juvenile Justice Committee, developed and secured approval of the American Bar Association’s comprehensive, 24 volume Standards for Juvenile Justice.
W. Terence (Terry) Walsh, Partner in Alston & Bird's Trial and Appellate Practice Group, has devoted much of his time to juvenile justice and the prevention of school failure.
Mr. Walsh is co-founder, along with former Fulton Juvenile Court Chief Judge Glenda Hatchett, of the Truancy Intervention Project (TIP), in which volunteers represent at risk youth on the “brink of school failure” and bring resources together to solve the truancy problem. Terry Walsh is dedicated to working on behalf of children, and has a long-standing involvement in legal and local community organizations. In addition to his extensive involvement in TIP, he is the chairman of Kids in Need of Dreams (“KIND”), and a board member of Georgians for Children, as well as several legal associations.
Mr. Walsh is also the recipient of the 1995 Martin Luther King, Jr. Center Community Service Award for promoting peace and justice.
A partner at Alston & Bird since 1976, Terry Walsh’s practice concentrates on general commercial litigation including financial services, intellectual property enforcement, commercial landlord and tenant matters and both creditor and debtor representation in the United States Bankruptcy Court. He is a frequent lecturer, and has written several articles, on legal ethics, professionalism, juvenile justice and state appellate procedure.
Alston & Bird, with more than 450 attorneys serving both domestic and international clients, is one of the largest and oldest law firms in the country. With offices in Atlanta, Georgia, Washington, D.C., Charlotte and the Research Triangle in Raleigh, North Carolina, the Firm provides a full range of services to clients doing business throughout the U.S. and overseas. In addition to trial and appellate, Alston & Bird’s practice areas include: capital markets and investments; finance and public finance; international; intellectual property; financial services; utilities; technology and communications; health care; real estate; environmental and land use; antitrust and investigations; bankruptcy, reorganizations and workouts; tax and fiduciary; and labor and employment.