Wm. T. (Bill) Robinson III, Member-in-Charge of the Florence, Kentucky, office of Frost Brown Todd LLC has been named chairman of The National Judicial College (NJC) Board of Trustees, effective June 17, 2016.
Robinson has served on the NJC board since 2013, including as treasurer. He has been active in the American Bar Association (ABA) for more than 30 years, including as 135th ABA President (2011-12), ABA Treasurer (2005-08), 10 years on ABA Board of Governors, over 30 years in ABA House of Delegates and nine years as Kentucky State Delegate.
Robinson is a Life Member, Sixth Circuit Judicial Conference; Fellow, American Academy of Appellate Lawyers; Fellow, International Society of Barristers and Life Leadership Fellow, American Bar Foundation. He is a member of American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA); American Law Institute; International Association of Defense Counsel; Product Liability Advisory Council and a past Commissioner on the Uniform Law Commission. Robinson served as 50th President, Kentucky Bar Association (1985-86); President, Kentucky Bar Foundation (1988-89); Founding Chair (1986-88), Kentucky Interest on Lawyers Trust Accounts (IOLTA) Fund; President, National Caucus of State Bar Associations (1995-96) and is on the Board of the American Inns of Court Foundation.
Robinson is a graduate of Thomas More College (1967) and the University of Kentucky, College of Law (1971), where in 2004 he was inducted into the Alumni Hall of Fame.
“Bill joins a distinguished list of judges and attorneys who have helped make NJC the national leader in judicial education and I look forward to working with him and the Board of Trustees to secure strategic partnerships and philanthropic funding for the NJC”, said Chad Schmucker, President of the National Judicial College.
The College has an appointed Board of Trustees, which sets policy, fosters a climate of excellence, promotes the development of innovative judicial education programs and provides leadership in achieving the NJC’s mission. Trustees are dedicated individuals from diverse fields encompassing the law and the judiciary, as well as business and corporate areas.