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The Appellate Practice Section was created on March 14, 2003, for the purpose of fostering communication among lawyers and judges on matters pertaining to appellate practice. The section hopes to improve the quality of appellate practice in the state of Alabama. The Section will also act as a resource group for the Alabama appellate courts and the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals to assist in rules evaluations and amendments, pro bono appointments, appellate mediation, and other programs. The Section is currently seeking to attract members from private practice, both civil and criminal, plaintiff and defense, government attorneys and appellate judges. Annual dues are $20.00.

"Casemaker" is a link to the Casemaker online legal research library and information on how to use this valuable free member service, which provides access to state and federal materials including the Alabama Code, opinions of the Alabama Supreme Court and Courts of Civil and Criminal Appeals, the Alabama Rules of Court, the Alabama Administrative Code and regulations, the U.S. Code, U.S. Supreme Court opinions, selected opinions of the federal circuit and district courts, the federal court rules, the Code of Federal Regulation and similar materials from all 50 states.

"Governance" contains the section's governing documents including the purpose statement and bylaws when available.

"Leadership" contains information from the section's leadership including the section officers, section council, committee chairs, and meeting minutes when available.

"Join the Section" contains an online application form for joining this section.

Council Meeting Dates

Section Council Meeting Dates

Discussion Forums


"Newsletters" contains the section's newsletters, which may be password-protected as determined by the section leadership.

Related Links

DRI Appellate Advocacy Program 2014 Brochure

For further information, contact Sections at (334) 269-1515 or Mary Frances Garner.