The American Law Institute (ALI) recently announced that Attorney Charles E. Griffin of Jackson, Mississippi is one of 54 distinguished lawyers, law professors and legal scholars who are newly elected members of ALI. Members are elected through a highly selective process based on professional achievements and demonstrated interest in improving the law. Election is considered one of the highest honors in the legal profession.
The American Law institute is the leading independent organization in the United States producing scholarly work to clarify, modernize, and otherwise improve the law. The Institute (made up of 4,000 lawyers, judges and law professors of the highest qualifications) drafts, discusses, revises and publishes Restatements of the Law, model statutes, and principles of law that are enormously influential in the courts and legislatures, as well as in legal scholarship and education.
“It is a great pleasure to welcome these distinguished and accomplished individuals to the American Law Institute,” said ALI President Roberta Cooper Ramo. “Since its founding more than 80 years ago, the Institute and its membership have been dedicated to clarifying and improving the law. The serious problems that our country now faces have made the work of law reform at the highest levels ever more important. I am confident that our newest group of members will bring added vigor to our activities and contribute significantly to our future law reform work.” ALI has long been influential internationally and, in recent years, more of its work has become international in scope.
By participating in the Institute’s work, its distinguished members have the opportunity to influence the development of the law in both existing and emerging areas, to work with other eminent lawyers, judges, and academics, to give back to a profession to which they are deeply dedicated, and to contribute to the public good.
Griffin is a graduate of the University of Mississippi School of Law and practices law with Griffin and Associates in Jackson, Mississippi. He is an experienced attorney whose practice areas include complex litigation, insurance litigation, and commercial litigation.
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