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Liz Huntley Speaks at 2018 National Forum on Character
October 9, 2018
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (October 10, 2018) — Lightfoot, Franklin & White LLC of counsel Liz Huntley spoke at the 2018 National Forum on Character in Washington, D.C. this past weekend. She was a keynote speaker for one of the National Schools of Character and Promising Practices Regional Lunches on October 6.
The annual event is hosted by Character.org and brings together educators, coaches, business and community leaders, and experts in character development from around the country. This year was the 25th anniversary of the forum.
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 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.”