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February 25, 2021
Ala. State Bar Makes Harper Lee Special Member
(APR - Alabama Public Radio ) - The author of ``To Kill a Mockingbird,'' Harper Lee, has received an honorary special membership in the Alabama State Bar.

Alabama Chief Justice Sue Bell Cobb made the presentation Friday in Montgomery.

State Bar President Samuel Crosby said Lee's character Atticus Finch has become the personification of the exemplary lawyer in serving the legal needs of the poor.

Lee studied law at the University of Alabama from 1945-1949, but was unable to complete her studies and sit for the bar exam.

The Alabama Supreme Court voted unanimously to approve the presentation of the special bar membership to Lee.

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