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SJI Remembers Chief Justice Clement Clay “Bo” Torbert Jr.

Former SJI Board Chair and Alabama Chief Justice Clement Clay “Bo” Torbert, Jr. died on Saturday, June 2, 2018. In November 1976, he was elected Chief Justice of the Alabama Supreme Court where he served two terms until 1988. During his tenure as Chief Justice, he was active in national and international judicial organizations, serving as President of the Conference of Chief Justices, Chairman of the National Center for State Courts, and SJI’s first Board Chair, serving from 1986 to 1991. After leaving the court, he taught at both the University of Alabama School of Law and Cumberland School of Law before joining the law firm Maynard, Cooper & Gale where he practiced until his retirement.