Mid-Year Meeting Registration

Registration for our Mid-Year Meeting, the first in more than 30 years, will go live on our website this week. It's set for Wednesday, Jan. 22 through Thursday, Jan. 23 at The Lodge at Gulf State Park, and it will be in conjunction with the judges. We can't wait to share the jam-packed agenda with you! Watch our Facebook and Twitter pages for the link to register. We'll also share it in next week's Scoop.

Board of Bar Commissioners Recap

The BBC met Friday at the bar building in Montgomery. Among the voting items, commissioners approved a design for an ASB license plate as well as a long list of new member benefits including new discounts from Hertz, UPS, Office Depot and Orangetheory. Watch President Christy Crow's Facebook Live recap and be on the lookout for an email soon explaining the new member benefits.

Gov. Kay Ivey Issues Commendation for Alabama State Bar Member Colonel Harold Howell

Last week, Gov. Ivey recognized Colonel Harold Howell in a commendation for his service to the state. Colonel Howell, a WWII veteran and Purple Heart recipient, was admitted to practice law in Alabama on Sept. 15, 1949, and he is still a member at age 97. He has practiced law in Autauga County for 70 years. We add our congratulations for this honor, and thank Colonel Howell for this service to the law and our country!

Public Notice for Appointment of United States Magistrate Judge

The Judicial Conference of the United States has authorized the appointment of a full-time United States Magistrate Judge for the United States District Court for the Middle District of Alabama in Montgomery. This position will be available to be filled on Aug. 1, 2020. Magistrate Judge Application forms may be obtained on the U.S. District 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

Thursday, Nov. 7: Pro Hops Vino in Birmingham

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

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: 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: Limestone County Bar Association

Our Limestone County State of the Bar marked an important milestone for Executive Director Phillip McCallum, who's achieved his goal of visiting every county bar association in Alabama since he began this role in 2017!

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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: Client-Centered Communication

Being client-centered—prioritizing the quality of the experiences and relationships clients have with your firm—can yield major benefits. So, how do turn your practice into a client-centered law firm?

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Featured Video: Young Lawyers Share Pro Bono Impact Stories

October may be over but pro bono work and access to justice are needed year-round. Thank you to these members of our Young Lawyers' Section who are dedicated to serving in this way.

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