Women's Suffrage Centennial Celebration Events Begin This Week

The Alabama State Bar is in collaboration with numerous organizations throughout the state, including the Dept. of Archives and History, to mark the 100-year anniversary of Congress's ratification of the 19th Amendment. This Friday, Jan. 17, Vulcan Park and Museum will open “Right or Privilege? "Alabama Women and the Vote." Watch President Christy Crow and Allison Skinner, co-chair of the 19th Amendment Centennial Celebration Task Force, discuss the celebrate plans for 2020 and how you can get involved here.

Deadline Extended for Magistrate Judge Vacancy

The application deadline to submit an application to fill the Magistrate Judge vacancy on the United States District Court for the Middle District of Alabama in Montgomery has been extended to Jan. 31. This position will be available to be filled on Aug. 1, and the appointment is for a full eight-year term. Application forms may be obtained on the U.S. District Court’s website.  

Alabama State Bar Seeks Applicants for Paralegal/Investigator in the Office of General Counsel

The ASB Office of General Counsel has an open position for a paralegal/investigator to support the day-to-day operations of the Disciplinary Division of the Office of General Counsel. The work includes the handling of possible disciplinary and civil matters involving ASB members. The deadline for applications is Feb. 28, although the position may be filled prior to that date if a candidate meets the requisite qualifications. Find an overview of the position and application info here.

Cordell Hull Speakers Forum Featuring ABA President Judy Perry Martinez

Cumberland School of Law will host its annual Cordell Hull Speakers Forum on Apr. 8, from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Memory Leake Robinson Hall. Judy Perry Martinez, president of the American Bar Association (ABA), is the keynote speaker. Martinez will discuss the ABA and its work to promote equal justice, diversity and inclusion in the legal profession and justice system, and the rule of law. Cumberland alumni, students, faculty, staff and members of the Birmingham and Alabama legal communities are invited to attend.

Midyear Meeting Kicks off Next Week

The Midyear Meeting is next week, Jan. 22-23, at The Lodge at Gulf State Park in Gulf Shores. Get all your 2020 CLE credits in January, enjoy a night on Alabama's Gulf Coast and network with more than 100 judges from across the state. For more information or to register, click here.

Montgomery County Bar's Inaugural Race Judicata 5K/10K 

Put your New Year's resolutions to the test and join the Montgomery County Bar Association for its inaugural Race Judicata 5K/10K and 1-mile fun run on Saturday, Feb. 29, starting at 8 a.m. at First Baptist Church in downtown Montgomery. Proceeds benefit the Montgomery Volunteer Lawyers Program and Mercy House.

Birmingham Bar 2020 Membership Forum

For the 24th year, the Birmingham Bar Association will hold an annual day-long conference filled with inspiring speakers, networking, good food and valuable CLE programming. This year's forum will be on Friday, Mar. 6, at the Sheraton in downtown Birmingham. The 2019 Forum sold out, so be sure to mark your calendar and be on the lookout for registration information soon.

We Want to Feature You

We're looking for attorneys to spotlight in 2020 as part of our #MoreThanALawyer series, which highlights the impact Alabama lawyers make on their communities. Are you a Little League coach, non-profit board member, volunteer or parent? Email us a photo depicting how you’re #MoreThanALawyer, and include information about what the photo shows. We’d like to share your stories on our website and social media pages. You can also nominate a fellow attorney to be featured.

Oral Arguments

The Supreme Court of Alabama will hold oral arguments Wednesday, Feb. 12. Click here to view the docket.

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.

Next Week's Scoop

Due to the MLK holiday on Monday, Jan 20, you can expect next week's Scoop e-newsletter on Tuesday, Jan. 21. If you have announcements you'd like included, email Director of Communications Melissa Warnke for consideration.

ASB Calendar

Thursday, Jan. 16: Sip and CLE - Women's Continuing Education and Networking Event

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

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

Wednesday, Feb. 5 - Sunday, Feb. 9: ADLA Ski CLE Winter Conference, Crested Butte, CO

Wednesday, Feb. 12: Joint Winter Meeting of the Solo & Small Firm sections of the Alabama State Bar and Birmingham Bar Association

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

Tuesday, Feb. 25 - Wednesday, Feb. 26: February Bar Exams

Wednesday, Feb. 26 - Saturday, Feb. 29: ABA Techshow

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

Friday, Mar. 6: Birmingham Bar 2020 Membership Forum

Wednesday, Mar. 18 - Thursday, Mar. 19: ADLA Deposition Boot Camp, Montgomery

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Features from the Bar

WATCH: Board of Bar Commissioners Meeting Recap

Our first Board of Bar Commissioners meeting of 2020 was held Friday at the bar. Afterwards, President Christy Crow shared a recap on Facebook Live of what was discussed and voted on at the meeting.

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Wellness Corner: Webinar - "Work Smarter Not Harder"

Legal Services Alabama, in partnership with Alabama’s five volunteer lawyers programs, will host a free CLE wellness webinar this Wednesday, Jan. 15. Learn tips for reducing stress, improving work flow and increasing energy.

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Featured Member Benefit:
Avis and Budget Discounts

ASB members receive up to a 25% discount off Avis and Budget base rates, along with coupon offers for free upgrades, a free weekend day and additional dollars off weekly rentals. 

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State of the Bar: First Judicial Circuit Bar Association

Executive Director Phillip McCallum presented a State of the Bar to the First Judicial Circuit Bar Association with attorneys from Washington, Clarke and Choctaw counties. Thanks to President Elizabeth Howell for the invitation!

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IN MEMORIAM: Deceased Attorneys

James Robert Davis
Died: Dec. 19, 2019
Admitted: Sept. 24, 1973

David Michael Fleming
Died: Dec. 8, 2019
Admitted: Sept. 26, 2003

Alfred Richard Igou
Fort Payne
Died: Dec. 8, 2019
Admitted: Sept. 26, 2003

Hon. Mark Gonzalo Montiel, Sr.
Died: Jan. 2, 2020
Admitted: Sept. 25, 1981

Bert Powell Noojin, Jr.
Died: Dec. 8, 2019
Admitted: Sept. 28, 2012

Jerry Brantley Oglesby
Died: Nov. 17, 2019
Admitted: Apr. 4, 1967

Hon. Daniel James Reynolds, Jr.
Died: Dec. 26, 2019
Admitted: Jan. 1, 1968

Frank Park (Sam) Samford, III
Tucker, GA
Died: Dec. 10, 2019
Admitted: Sept. 4, 1969

William (Bill) James Sullivan, Jr.
Died: Dec. 14, 2019
Admitted: June 28, 1949

Charles Stephen (Steve) Trimmier
Died: Jan. 2, 2020
Admitted: Apr. 22, 1968

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