Congratulations are in order for St. Clair County District Attorney Richard Minor, recently elected as the president of the Alabama District Attorneys Association.
The ADAA works in cooperation with a number of other organizations in continuing education programs and in efforts to more effectively protect the people of the state.
The stated mission of the ADAA is to improve the criminal justice system of Alabama by promoting professionalism through litigation, legislation, education, fiscal services, and information; and to be advocates for the administration of justice; to be persons of honor, courage and humility; to be firm and uncompromising in our principles, with fairness and honesty as our standard.
In partnership with the state’s Office of Prosecution Services, the ADAA supports special initiatives related to cyber crime, computer forensics, prosecutor training, the Zerometh program and more. 
One example of the fruits of that inter-organizational cooperation was the 2008 establishment of the innovative National Computer Forensics Institute in Hoover, a center that helps train law enforcement to combat cybercrime. More than 1,500 state and local judges, prosecutors and law enforcement officers from all 50 states have come to Alabama to train at the facility.
Minor has been active in the ADAA since 1994. He was elected District Attorney for the county in 2004 and reelected in 2010.
He served as the office’s chief trial attorney before his election.
He has also worked with the state Attorney General’s office, worked with the West Alabama Narcotics Unit, served on Governor’s councils for juvenile justice, and served on the Alabama Pattern Jury Instructions (Criminal) Committee.
Voters in St. Clair County have had the confidence in Minor’s abilities to elect and reelect him to the office of District Attorney. It’s good to see that his peers also have confidence in him to serve as the leader of their professional organization for the next year.