Hot off the Press: Wellness Issue of the Alabama Lawyer

We hope you've seen the November Alabama Lawyer: the long-awaited wellness issue! We commend Editor Greg Ward and everyone who contributed for stepping into this important conversation that has been stigmatized for too long. Lawyer wellness has been a top priority this year for President Christy Crow and leadership of the bar. View the issue online here.

Midyear Meeting Speaker Feature: Professor William Newman, University of Southern Mississippi

Although Hollywood has a tendency to portray lawyers and the legal profession in a very unrealistic light, wonderful lessons for practicing lawyers nonetheless abound in some of the most beloved lawyer movies and TV shows of all time. Professor William Newman, from the University of Southern Mississippi, has rave reviews for his hilarious yet informative CLE program. Hear him at the 2020 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.

Montgomery Bench and Bar Conference 

The Montgomery County Bar Association and the Montgomery Chapter of the Federal Bar Association will host its annual Bench and Bar Conference Thursday, Dec. 5 through Friday Dec. 6, at the federal courthouse. Join your colleagues for a federal judges panel and sessions on social media evidence, data breach notification, managing your practice with technology and more! Click here for the full agenda.

Mobile-Baldwin Bench and Bar Conference
The Mobile Bar Association and Baldwin County Bar Association are partnering together to host the annual Bench and Bar Conference on Friday, Dec. 6, at the Grand Hotel in Point Clear. The conference offers 4.0 hours of MCLE credit and 1.0 hour of ethics, networking opportunities and a chance to spend one-on-one time with justices and judges from throughout the state. New this year are breakout sessions focusing on civil law and criminal law. Award-winning humorist and political satirist P.J. O'Rourke will close out the event. For more information and to register, please click here.

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.

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

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

Thursday, Dec. 12: ADLA CLE Webinar on Facebook Libra

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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Features from the Bar

Beasley Allen's Annual
Legal Conference

We enjoyed attending Beasley Allen Law Firm’s 2019 Legal Conference in Montgomery. It’s always great to hear from founder Jere Beasley as he shares stories, wisdom and experiences!

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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!

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Featured Member Benefit: Orangetheory Fitness

ASB members are eligible for discount pricing on premiere memberships, giving you unlimited access to classes for $139 per month. Members must enroll before Dec. 31, 2019 to qualify for special pricing. Learn more about the workout and discounts below. 

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Order Your ASB Sweatshirts and Long-Sleeved Shirts

The Alabama State Bar's Programs Dept. is selling sweatshirts ($30) and long-sleeved 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 order.

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