President Alabama chapter National Voluntary Health Agencies, 1988—1989. Executive committee legal counsel Birmingham Opera Theatre, 1983—1995. Active Democratic Executive Committee, 1970—1998.
Deacon Indiana Presbyterian Church, Birmingham, 1973—1976, elder, 1999—2003, trustee The International Pre-School Center Foundation, since 2004, president adult choir, 1968—1999, board directors, Alabama Association Retarded Citizens, Jefferson County Association Retarded Citizens, 1983—1991, president-elect, 1994—1996, president, 1996—1998. Board directors, founding president Alabama chapter Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation International. Board directors American Red Cross of Alabama, 1996—1998, Found.of American Red Cross.
Vice president, board directors Mental Retardation/Development Disabilities Health Care Authority of Jefferson County, 2003—2006. Member of American Bar Association (award merit law day 1976), United States Supreme Court History Society, American Judicature Society, Alabama Bar Association, Birmingham Bar Association (executive committee, law library chairman, law day 1976, bulletin, history and archives committee), Birmingham-Jefferson History Society (board directors, editor newsletter), Alabama History Association, Southern History Association, Rotary (president Shades Valley club 1988-1989, secretary district 6860 1990-1991, director 2005-2006, district coordinator communications, board directors, secretary educational foundation, Paul Harris fellow), The Club, Sigma Alpha Epsilon, Phi Alpha Delta (president chapter 1964-1965).