Turner Padget Lanny Lambert Elected as Leader of the National Conference of Bar Presidents

Posted On Aug 24, 2015

Columbia, S.C., Aug. 24, 2015 – Turner Padget Graham & Laney P.A. announces that Lanneau Wm. (“Lanny”) Lambert, Jr. has been elected as president of the National Conference of Bar Presidents (NCBP). Lambert, a shareholder in the firm’s real estate practice group, is the first member from South Carolina to be elected as president of the organization since 1970. He will guide the NCBP in its mission to educate and train local and state bar association leaders.  

“We are proud of Lanny’s outstanding achievements in bar leadership,” said R. Wayne Byrd, chief executive officer of Turner Padget. “His election to lead NCBP is a clear representation of his tremendous influence, not only in South Carolina, but in the national legal community as well. He has an undeniable passion for leading and serving other lawyers to advance our profession and encourage its future leaders, and we look forward to supporting him in this new role.”  

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. 

“I am extremely honored to have been elected by my peers for this role,” said Lanny Lambert. “Serving our profession has been a priority throughout my career, and I am honored to continue these efforts in a role that will influence bar leadership across the country.” 

At Turner Padget, Lambert serves clients in business transactions, including commercial real estate matters, contractual agreements and financing. He regularly represents both lenders and borrowers on matters ranging from financing to loans to land development and zoning. Lambert also works with small and midsized clients handling contracts and leases, and other day-to-day business matters. 

The NCBP was founded in 1950 to provide information and training to local and state bar association leaders. Current members include bar leaders from 53 states and territories. The primary mission of the organization is to provide high-quality programming to current bar leaders at two meetings held each year in conjunction with the annual and midyear meetings of the American Bar Association. 

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