We’re thrilled to honor the Business Council of Alabama with our 2011 Outstanding Organization Award at the Legal Reform Summit today for its continuing contributions to the legal reform movement in Alabama. The BCA has been a partner to ILR in our legal reform efforts for many years, and its work this year was instrumental to passage of important legislation that will make Alabama more competitive for businesses and job growth.
Under the leadership of President and CEO William (Billy) Canary and Chairman William Brooke, BCA has played an integral role in the passage of legislation on expert evidence, venue reform, post-judgment interest, and products liability.
In 2011, BCA backed a series of legal reform bills that were approved by the Alabama legislature, including a bill that protects retailers, wholesalers, and other distributors of products from being sued in product liability actions where the product comes in a “sealed container.”
Since its founding in 1985, BCA has been an outspoken advocate of business and industry in Alabama. Its 5,000 member companies employ over 750,000 Alabamans. They are Alabama’s affiliate organization to the United States Chamber of Commerce and the National Association of Manufacturers.