Attend Reception and Oral Arguments in Birmingham

The Supreme Court of Alabama and the Alabama Court of Criminal Appeals will convene in special session at Samford University's Wright Center on Tuesday, Oct. 22, at 9 a.m. View the supreme court docket here; the court of criminal appeals docket can be found here. Don't forget to join us the evening before, on Monday, Oct. 21, from 4:30 to 6 p.m., at the Birmingham Bar Association for a reception to honor the justices and judges of Alabama's appellate courts. View the invitation here. 

New Expert Fee Schedule

Effective January 1, 2020, a new expert fee schedule should be utilized by appointed counsel in retaining experts in indigent defense cases. To view the memo from the Office of Indigent Defense Services, click here.

Huntsville-Madison Bar to Host Free Medicare Webinar

This Wednesday, Oct. 16, from 12 to 1 p.m., the Huntsville-Madison County Bar Association will host an educational seminar on Medicare. For those interested in listening remotely, there will also be a webinar component. The registration link and more details can be found here. This webinar is available to all those interested in learning more, whether you're on the HMCBA health insurance or not. 

Leadership Forum Application Deadline Oct. 21 

Applications for the 15th class of the Alabama State Bar Leadership Forum can be found here. The deadline to submit applications is Oct. 21 by 5 p.m. We are thrilled to bring back this dynamic program that nurtures and develops leadership skills among a select group of qualified, promising lawyers!

Salute to our Member Veterans

Veterans Day is fast approaching, and the Alabama State Bar wants to celebrate members who have served in the U.S. Armed Forces. If you'd like to be considered for our feature, email us a short description of your service and a picture.

Decisions and Opinions

  • Click here to view this week's Alabama Supreme Court decisions and opinions.

  • Click here to view the most recent decisions from the Alabama Court of Criminal Appeals.

  • Click here to view the most recent decisions from the Alabama Court of Civil Appeals.

ASB Calendar

Thursday, Oct. 17: Free 4-hour CLE and Delta Party in Spanish Fort

Friday, Oct. 18: State of the Bar Mobile County

Friday, Oct. 18:  The How To’s of Collaborative Law Webinar

Saturday, Oct. 19: Tri the Gulf Fundraiser for Mobile Bar Foundation

Monday, Oct. 21: Leadership Forum Applications Due 5 p.m.

Monday, Oct. 21: Free Wellness and Well-Being Webinar Series

Thursday, Oct. 24: Bar Admissions Ceremony

Tuesday, Oct. 29: State of the Bar Limestone County

Wednesday, Oct. 30: Mediation Perspectives Roundtable Discussion Free CLE and Lunch

Friday, Nov. 1: Board of Bar Commissioners Meeting in Montgomery

Wednesday, Jan. 22 - Thursday, Jan 23: SAVE THE DATE for our Mid-Year Meeting at The Lodge at Gulf State Park. Registration info and agenda coming soon!

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This Week at the Bar

State of the Bar: Lee County Bar Association

Justice Brad Mendheim and Judge Richard Minor joined us for a State of the Bar at the Lee County Bar. Thanks to Executive Council Member George Parker for his presentation on our Leadership Forum program. 

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Alabama State Bar Job Opening: ALAP Director 

The application deadline is approaching for those interested in the position for the director of the Alabama Lawyer Assistance Program. You can read the job requirements and application information at the link below.

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Featured Member Benefit: 
UPS Discounts

ASB members have access to improved flat rate pricing with savings of 50% on Domestic Next Day/Deferred and up to 50% on additional services. Members can also take advantage of UPS Smart Pickup® service for free.

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Featured Video:
Pro Bono Month Impact Story

Each week of Pro Bono Month, we're sharing video stories of Alabama's pro bono attorneys. This week, hear from Tuscaloosa attorneys Scott Frazier, Laura Fikes and Jason Bailey about the ways their work has impacted their clients' lives.

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