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Liz Huntley Honored as a ‘Woman of Distinction’ by the Girl Scouts of North-Central Alabama
August 30, 2018
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (August 31, 2018) — The Girl Scouts of North-Central Alabama have recognized Lightfoot, Franklin & White LLC of counsel Liz Huntley as a Woman of Distinction. Huntley was honored at the organization’s “One Smart Cookie” luncheon on August 30 at the Harbert Center in Birmingham.
The event celebrated local women and Girl Scouts who are the G.I.R.L.s (go-getters, innovators, risk-takers and leaders) in communities across Central Alabama. The luncheon also showcased girl-led projects in Alabama.
“It’s such an honor to be recognized by the Girl Scouts of North-Central Alabama, but the real difference-makers are the young women who are a part of this great organization,” said Huntley. “They’re the future leaders of our communities, the state of Alabama and beyond. It was great to support them and celebrate the work they’re doing.”
In addition to handling large corporate litigation matters at Lightfoot, Huntley is a committed child advocate and provides legal and consultation services to government and nonprofit agencies that serve children and families. She is often appointed by judges to represent the legal interests of children in civil cases.
Huntley is also a frequent consultant to government on issues and legislation that impact children. She travels around the country speaking on these matters and sharing her own story. A leader in the movement to expand access to high quality pre-K to all four-year-olds in Alabama, Huntley has received several state and national awards for her work on behalf of children.
Huntley also serves as a motivational speaker to various groups and organizations where she challenges audiences to adopt her “no excuses” philosophy. In 2015, she published her personal memoir, “More Than A Bird,” which recounts her childhood journey “from unimaginable darkness to radiance.”