ABA TECHSHOW is Feb. 26-29 in Chicago

Legal work today is dependent on technology to manage day-to-day activities, to practice more competently and to service clients more effectively. The ABA TECHSHOW teaches you how technology can work for you, regardless of your expertise level. Alabama State Bar members qualify for a special reduced rate with this discount code: EP2016. Click here for the registration and schedule information for the 2020 ABA TECHSHOW, set for Feb. 26-29, at the Hyatt Regency Chicago.

Free CLE Webinar: Ethical Digital Communications

Do you know how electronic communications can affect your ethical obligations? Join us for a webinar tomorrow, Dec. 17,  to better understand the changing data-handling regulations, cyber-security threats and how they may affect the ethics around your client communications. Register here

Reserve Your Hotel Rooms for Midyear Meeting by Dec. 23 

The 2020 Midyear Meeting is Jan. 22-23 at the Lodge at Gulf State Park in Gulf Shores. The deadline to reserve a hotel room with the bar’s discounted rate is Dec. 23. Click here to make hotel reservations at The Lodge at Gulf State Park. You can knock out all your CLE hours for 2020 in January for only $150; you'll get to network with more than 100 judges from across the state, and hotel rooms are only $115 per night! For more information or to register, click here.

Deadline Approaching to Get Your 2019 MCLE Hours
The deadline to complete your MCLE requirements for the year is coming up on Dec. 31. An attorney must earn at least 12.0 total MCLE credits (including 1.0 ethics) annually. For more information, click here.

Save the Date for the Young Lawyers' Section Orange Beach CLE
The Young Lawyers' Section's annual Orange Beach CLE is set for May 14-17, at the Perdido Beach Resort. Registration will open in January. Contact Chris Driver with questions.

Oral Arguments

  • The Alabama Court of Criminal Appeals will hold oral arguments Tuesday, Dec. 17 at 10 a.m. View the docket here.

  • The Supreme Court of Alabama will hold oral arguments Wednesday, Jan. 8 and Wednesday, Feb. 12. Click on the dates to view the dockets.

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. 17: Free CLE Webinar: Meet Your Ethical Obligations When Communicating Digitally with Clients

Thursday, Dec. 19: Alabama Bankruptcy Assistance Project CLE

Tuesday, Dec. 24 - Thursday, Dec. 26: ASB Offices Closed

Wednesday, Jan. 1 - ASB Offices Closed

Friday, Jan. 10 - Board of Bar Commissioners Meeting (Montgomery)

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

Wednesday, Feb. 5: State of the Bar - Shelby County

Thursday, Feb. 20: State of the Bar - Calhoun/Cleburne County

Friday, Mar. 6: Board of Bar Commissioners Meeting (Shoals Area)

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Features from the Bar

Birmingham Bar Association Annual Meeting

We had a great time attending the Birmingham Bar Association's Annual Meeting and Holiday Party! We add our congratulations to the award recipients and send our well wishes to all those who will take on new leadership roles.

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Alabama State Bar Blanket Drive

As part of our staff holiday celebration, we held a blanket drive for HUGS-Homeless United Group Services, right next door to the bar building. Join us in incorporating a charitable component in your festive plans, too!

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Indexed I/O is an on-demand eDiscovery platform that provides users easy-to-use advanced technologies to improve the way your eDiscovery is managed. Indexed I/O is the perfect DIY solution for solo and small firm attorneys.

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Stay Informed on the 100th Anniversary Plans

The ASB is proud to celebrate the 100-year anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment. We developed a website to chronicle the history of women’s suffrage and share resources and events related to the celebration.

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IN MEMORIAM: Deceased Attorneys

Stephen Jonathan Ellmann
New York, NY
Died: Mar. 8, 2019
Admitted: Apr. 28, 1978

John Croom Falkenberry
Died: Nov. 26, 2019
Admitted: Aug. 14, 1970

Booker Taliaferro Forte, Jr.
Died: Nov. 29, 2019
Admitted: Apr. 23, 1973

Albert Martin Guemmer
Tampa, FL
Died: Apr. 30, 2019
Admitted: Apr. 4, 1967

Herman Hardy Hamilton, Jr.
Davidson, NC
Died: Nov. 26, 2019
Admitted: Jan. 1, 1955

Christopher Stephen Kuffner
Died: Sept. 6, 2019
Admitted: Sept. 29, 2006

Norma ‘Genell’ Lee
Died: May 25, 2019
Admitted: Sept. 29, 1995

Barbara McBrayer Montoya
Died: Feb. 21, 2019
Admitted: Sept. 27, 1996

Kay Webb Savage
Died: Nov. 23, 2019
Admitted: Sept. 28, 1989

John Wallace Starnes
Died: Sept. 18, 2018
Admitted: Mar. 29, 1965

David Campbell Wear
Fort Payne
Died: Apr. 21, 2019
Admitted: Sept. 27, 1976

Robert Lee Williams, Jr.
Died: Nov. 28, 2019
Admitted: Sept. 28, 1975

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