May 26, 2016
Turner Padget Graham & Laney P.A. announces that Columbia-based shareholder Lanneau Wm. “Lanny” Lambert, Jr. served as the keynote speaker at the Federation of Ontario Law Associations (FOLA) 2016 Spring Plenary Conference. Lambert discussed mentoring and professionalism, and how the profession of law has evolved over the years. Lambert was invited to speak in his capacity as president of the National Council of Bar Presidents (NCBP). The event was held May 11 through 13 in Toronto, and was attended by approximately 100 law association presidents and leaders from across Ontario.
“The practice of law is an honor and a privilege, one that carries great responsibility to our clients, associates, partners, opposing counsel and society,” Lambert told the FOLA Conference attendees. “Let’s continue that tradition with not only our dedication to the rule of law, but a determination to preserve the values of our profession that make all of us feel that we are part of something that is much greater than simply making a living.”
At Turner Padget, Lambert serves and counsels clients involved in a variety of business transactions. He regularly represents both lenders and borrowers on matters of financing transactions and commercial land development. Lambert also works with small and midsized clients handling numerous contractual and other matters that businesses face in their day-to-day operations.
Lambert is the first attorney from South Carolina since 1970 to be elected as president of the NCBP. He guides the organization in its mission to educate and train local and state bar association leaders.
Lambert has been actively involved in bar association work throughout his entire legal career. He served as president of the South Carolina Bar from 2007 to 2008, and is a past president of the South Carolina Bar Young Lawyers Division. He also served on the board of the South Carolina Bar Foundation.
FOLA represents the interests of more than 12,000 practicing lawyers working in communities across Ontario. Their primary mandate is to advocate and promote the legal profession and deal with the ever changing business of providing legal services in Ontario. The members are typically private-bar lawyers who are business owners as much as they are professionals.