Views from the Chair: Focus on the practice

Vol. 45 No. 1

William L. Penny is a member of the Environmental, Natural Resources and Energy Service Group of Stites & Harbison PLLC in Nashville. He is chair of the Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources.

I read an article recently in the ABA’s electronic newsletter about the regional pronunciations of the word “lawyer.” It seems that Southerners such as myself tend to pronounce the term phonetically as rhyming with “sawyer” (like Tom). That’s the way I pronounce it. Most of the rest of the country tends to pronounce it “loy-er.” However one pronounces it, we are all lawyers and share the privilege of engaging in a profession that has a long tradition of serving clients who are in need of legal services as well as providing an outreach to society as a whole. The ABA has some 400,000 lawyer and law student members. The Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources is home to nearly 10,000 of them.

Premium Content for:

  • ABA Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources Members
Join Now

Already a member? Log In


  • About Trends

  • More Information

  • Contact Us

The Clean Air Act Handbook, Fourth Edition