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.

Alabama Bankruptcy Assistance Project to Host Free CLE

Alabama's new pro bono bankruptcy project is offering a five-hour bankruptcy CLE in Montgomery on Thursday, Dec. 19, at the Alabama State Bar beginning at 9 a.m. The program includes 1.0 ethics hour. Register 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, 2020, at the Perdido Beach Resort. Registration will open in January. Contact Chris Driver with questions.

3rd Circuit Pro Bono CLE and Reception for Christy Crow and Louis Rutland

The Third Judicial Circuit will host a Pro Bono CLE and Reception for Christy Crow and Louis Rutland on Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2019. The CLE includes a free lunch and all are invited to the reception following the event at 5 p.m. to celebrate Christy Crow's accomplishment as the president of the Alabama State Bar and Louis Rutland's 50 years of service in the legal profession. View the agenda and invitation 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.

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 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.

The Birmingham Bar Association Annual Meeting          

Birmingham Bar members are invited to attend the 2019 Annual Membership Meeting on Dec. 13, from 4:00 to 5:00 p.m., at the Birmingham Bar Center. Meet the winners of the Public Service Award and Lifetime Achievement Award, learn who won the elections for 2020 Executive Committee positions and hear a preview of the BBA's plans for 2020.The meeting is designed to last one hour, so members can move on to the Annual Membership Party at 5:30 p.m.

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, 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 Libre

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

Monday, Dec. 16: Alabama ADR's "Mediation Perspectives: A Roundtable Discussion"

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

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Features from the Bar

Register Now for the Midyear Meeting in January!

The 2020 Midyear Meeting will be held Wednesday, Jan. 22 through Thursday, Jan. 23, at The Lodge at Gulf State Park in Gulf Shores, in conjunction with the judges. Attendees can receive up to 12 hours of CLE credit.

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ABA Tech Show: Bringing Lawyers & Technology Together

Legal work today is dependent on technology to manage day-to-day activities, to practice more competently and to service clients more effectively. ASB members are eligible for discounted rates to attend.

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Featured Member Benefit: Receptionists, one of our newest member discounts, is a virtual receptionist service. U.S.-based professionals answer calls, schedule appointments and take payments. This Thursday, Dec. 5, listen to a free CLE webinar on "7 Steps to a Highly Productive & Professional Law Firm."

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Wellness Corner: Making Changes Toward Well-Being

If the inherent stress of practicing law is not dealt with in healthy ways, it can lead to devastating consequences. In this week's Wellness Corner message, read these tips on making positive changes from Alabama State Bar's Alabama Lawyer Assistance Program Director Robert Thornhill.

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