Midyear Meeting Registration is Live

Registration is now open for our Midyear Meeting, set for Wednesday, Jan. 22 through Thursday, Jan. 23, at The Lodge at Gulf State Park. The meeting will be in conjunction with the judges. Click here to register and view the agenda.

Young Lawyers' Section Wins National Diversity Award

Congratulations to the Alabama State Bar's Young Lawyers' Section on winning second place in the American Bar Association's Young Lawyers Division Embracing Diversity Challenge for their Minority Pre-Law Conference.The annual conference works to create a pipeline for minority students within our state to obtain valuable information about pursuing a legal career. We are proud of your work and accomplishment! The section won a $1,000 check from the ABA!

Proposed Amendments to the Eleventh Circuit’s Rules

Starting Dec. 4, a public comment period opens on proposed amendments to the Rules of the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit.  The comment period will remain open until Jan. 3. A copy of the proposed amendments may be obtained on and after Dec. 4 from the court’s website.

ADLA to Host Dec. 12 CLE Webinar on Facebook Libre: The Planned Internet of Money

Facebook announced a June 2020 plan to launch Libra, a cryptocurrency on a decentralized blockchain. On Dec. 12, ADLA will host a webinar that will provide a basic overview into cryptocurrencies and blockchain, and review Facebook’s ambitious plan to bank the nearly 1.7 billion adults who still remain outside of the financial system who have no access to a traditional bank. The issues are complex, as both U.S. and foreign regulatory bodies are grappling how to classify Facebook’s Libra project. The webinar is open to ADLA members and non-members. Click here for registration info.

December Oral Arguments

The Supreme Court of Alabama will hold oral arguments Wednesday, Dec. 4 at 10 a.m. View the docket here.

Decisions and Opinions

  • Click here to view the most recent 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

Wednesday, Nov. 13: Case Law Update on Employment Law Issues with Hope Hicks of Ball Ball Matthews & Novak (ADLA members)

Thursday, Nov. 14: Beasley Allen Legal Conference and Expo

Thursday, Nov. 14: 9th Annual Alabama Lawyers Association: Hall of Fame Dinner

Tuesday, Dec. 3: Cyber Security in Alabama: How to Protect your Clients with Hal Mooty of Bradley (ADLA members)

Wednesday, Dec. 4: Alabama Supreme Court Oral Arguments

Thursday, Dec. 5 - Friday, Dec. 6: Montgomery County Bar Association Bench and Bar Conference

Friday, Dec. 6: Mobile-Baldwin Bench and Bar Conference

Monday, Dec. 9 - Thursday Dec. 12: National Judicial College in Montgomery

Friday, Dec. 13: State of the Bar - Tuscaloosa County

Friday, Dec. 13: Birmingham Bar Association's Annual Meeting and Holiday Party

Wednesday, Jan. 22 - Thursday, Jan. 23: Midyear Meeting at The Lodge at Gulf State Park

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This Week at the Bar

Wills for Heroes: Protecting Those Who Protect Us

Thank you to the Alabama lawyers who are volunteering with Wills for Heroes programs throughout the state to provide essential legal documents free of charge to our nation’s first responders. We are proud of your work to give back!

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Salute to Veterans: Highlighting Our Members' Service

All month long, we are celebrating veteran lawyers in Alabama to thank them for their service and dedication to protecting the law and the country! View our web feature at the link below! It's not too late to add your photo, too.


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Featured Member Benefit: Cartography Consulting

ASB members get a 15% discount on legal marketing services from Cartography Consulting, including logo and branding, website design, content development, social media management, direct email marketing, digital advertising and more.

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Order Your ASB Sweatshirts and Long Sleeve Shirts

The Alabama State Bar's Programs Department is selling sweatshirts ($30) and long sleeve shirts ($20) in conjunction with the 2020 Midyear Meeting. The deadline to place an order is Friday, Dec. 6. You don't have to attend the Midyear Meeting to make an order.

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