William C. Hubbard, nominated during the Midyear Meeting to be the ABA’s president-elect nominee, told the ABA House of Delegates Feb. 11 that the association should “create a new standard for diversity and inclusion that is the envy of the world.”
Hubbard, a former chair of the ABA House of Delegates, is a partner in the law firm of Nelson, Mullins, Riley & Scarborough in Columbia, South Carolina. As president-elect nominee, he is in line to become ABA president in August 2014.
In addition to chairing the House of Delegates, Hubbard has served as president of the American Bar Foundation and is a past president and current board member of the American Bar Endowment. He has served on the ABA Board of Governors and the ABA Standing Committee on the Federal Judiciary and was chair of the ABA Young Lawyers Division.
Hubbard currently chairs the Board of Directors of the World Justice Project, an international project designed to measure and strengthen the rule of law worldwide.
He is a permanent member of the U.S. Fourth Circuit Judicial Conference and is on the Board of Trustees of the University of South Carolina.
Hubbard received his law degree from the University of South Carolina School of law in 1977.