Anthony A. “Tony” Hilliard has been named the new president of the Arkansas Bar Association. Hilliard is an attorney with Ramsay, Bridgforth, Robinson and Raley LLP at Pine Bluff.

The swearing-in ceremony will take place at 11:15 a.m. Friday, June 16, at the Hot Springs Convention Center. Hilliard will be sworn in as president during the association’s annual meeting.

“The Arkansas Bar Association, established in 1898, is a voluntary, statewide organization with more than 5,000 members,” according to a news release. “Among its purposes are the advancement of the administration of justice and the fostering among its members of high ideals of integrity, learning and public service.”