|WilmerHale Partner Joan Lukeywas selected on March 5 to become the next President-Elect of theAmerican College of Trial Lawyers’ (ACTL). Ms. Lukey is the first womanever to serve in this capacity and was chosen for the role by the PastPresidents of this prestigious organization. She will serve asTreasurer and President-Elect Designate until September, when she willofficially assume her new position.
Ms. Lukey willautomatically ascend to the position of President at the Annual Meetingof the ACTL held in Boston in October of 2009.
"This is theproudest achievement of my professional career,” Ms. Lukey said. “Tohave risen to the highest level in this organization comprised of thoseattorneys who have been recognized as the best of the trial bar is bothexhilarating and humbling."
The ACTL is composed of Fellowswho represent the finest of the trial bar in the US and Canada. Foundedin 1950, the College is dedicated to maintaining and improving thestandards of trial practice and the administration of justice.Membership in the college is by invitation only after a rigorousscreening process involving current Fellows and state and federaljudges in the state or province in which a nominee practices.