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New State Bar Consumer Pamphlet Explains Court System;
Useful For Law-Related Education Teachers

Montgomery, Ala., November 1, 2007 - Informational pamphlets on legal issues are now available from the Alabama State Bar. The brochures, which have been prepared by various ASB sections and committees, provide the public with basic information about specific areas of Alabama law.

The newest pamphlet, "Alabama's Court System," is a guide to the state's court system including explanations of the various levels of courts; qualifications of judges; where to turn if you need legal assistance; ways of resolving disputes without having to go to court, where to find more information about the court system.

State Bar President Samuel N. Crosby of Daphne (Stone, Granade & Crosby, P.C.) said, "Our judicial system is measured by how well we apply the rule of law. It's the foundation for whatever a profession, business or trade accomplishes. This pamphlet represents the bar’s continuing efforts to keep the public informed and educated about both the legal and judicial systems."

Crosby said teachers will find this booklet especially helpful if used as part of an overall law-related education curriculum.Law-related education fosters knowledge, skills, and values that students need to function effectively in our pluralistic, democratic society based on the rule of law.

Single copies of the booklet are available by sending a stamped, self-addressed envelope with the word "Courts" on the front to: Alabama State Bar, P.O. Box 671, Montgomery AL 36101, or consumers may download a copy as a PDF at the bar's Web site:

Other titles in the series include: Arbitration Agreements; Complaints Against Alabama Lawyers; Consumer Finance or Buying on Time; Last Will and Testament; Law as A Career; Lawyers and Legal Fees; Legal Aspects of Divorce, Mediation.