From the 2006 News Archive
Paul Bekman '71, Chair of the School of Law’s Board of Visitors, Named an American College of Trial Lawyers Regent
Paul Bekman ’71, Chair of the University of Maryland School of Law’s Board of Visitors, was among five lawyers appointed to the Board of Regents of The American College of Trial Lawyers (ACTL) during its 56th annual meeting in London in October.
Representing one of the premier professional organizations composed of pre-eminent trial lawyers from the U.S. and Canada, regents are elected for four-year terms and have an assigned jurisdiction of states and/or provinces, as well as liaison responsibility for a number of general committees. Fifteen regents join five officers and an executive committee in the management of the ACTL’s affairs.
Bekman was honored by the University of Maryland, Baltimore during its 2005 Founders Week celebration, recognizing his transformative role in helping establish Maryland as one of the nation’s leading public law schools and laying the foundation for continued growth. A trial attorney and partner in the Baltimore firm of Salsbury, Clements, Bekman, Marder, & Adkins, LLC, Bekman is also a former President of the Baltimore City Bar Association and the Maryland State Bar Association.
The American College of Trial Lawyers is an honorary association comprised of experienced trial lawyers in the United States and Canada who have mastered the art of advocacy and adhere to the highest standards of ethical conduct and professionalism. The College is dedicated to furthering the administration of justice and improving the ethics and standards of the trial profession. The College’s Fellowship represents all branches of trial practice, enabling the organization to speak with a balanced voice on important issues affecting the legal profession and the administration of justice. For more information, visit www.actl.com