Where Are They Now? Ex-ABA Leaders Grey and Stein Take on New Roles

Two former ABA leaders are taking on leadership roles in organizations promoting a better legal profession and improved laws.

Former ABA President Robert J. Grey Jr. has been appointed interim executive director of the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity, formed in May to promote diversity in the legal profession, according to a press release and the National Law Journal. Its members are chief legal officers and law firm managing partners.

Grey, a partner at Hunton & Williams, will continue to work at the law firm part-time while he handles the interim duties at the leadership council. The group expects to hire a permanent executive director within the next six months. Gray served as ABA president from 2004 to 2005.

Grey is also one of five nominees to the Legal Services Corp.’s board of directors, according to a press release.

Meanwhile, former ABA executive director Robert A. Stein has been elected president of the Uniform Law Commission, according to a press release. Stein was the ABA’s executive director for 12 years until his resignation in 2006.

Stein is also a law professor at the University of Minnesota and of counsel at Gray Plant Mooty in Minneapolis.

Updated on Aug. 27 to include Grey’s nomination to the LSC board.

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