It's Here! Midyear Meeting Kicks Off Wednesday

We're excited to kick off the 2020 Midyear Meeting on Wednesday afternoon in conjunction with the judges. View the jam-packed schedule here, including a hilarious, yet insightful opening plenary from the University of Southern Mississippi's William Newman about "Lawyers in the Movies." Thanks again to our presenting sponsor, Attorneys Insurance Mutual of the South (AIM)

Young Lawyers' Section Orange Beach CLE

The Young Lawyers Section is hosting its annual Orange Beach CLE on May 14-17, at the Perdido Beach Resort. The CLE will include a panel of federal judges and an entire day devoted to business development and legal marketing. This course is pending approval by the Mandatory Continuing Legal Education Committee of Alabama for a maximum of 6 hours credit including 1.0 hours of ethics.  You can register at this link and check the YLS Facebook page for updates.

Don't Forget about the #CLE163 Program in 2020

You can render service while completing your CLE requirements! The CLE 1-6-3 Program, adopted by the Alabama State Bar, allows attorneys to receive 1 hour of CLE credit for every 6 hours of pro bono work completed through an approved pro bono provider, for a maximum of 3 CLE credits in a year. Look for highlights and events to be featured each month on our ASB Facebook page!

Bookmark Our Classifieds Section

Have you visited the Alabama State Bar’s Classifieds? Whether you’re a member of the bar looking for a fresh start with a new position, a lawyer or firm seeking the perfect person for that hard-to-fill legal or support staff job or someone with space to lease or seeking space to share, our Classifieds page is the hub for all of your advertising needs.

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.

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.


ASB Calendar

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

Wednesday, Jan. 22 - Friday, Jan. 24: ALAJ Mid-Winter Conference at The Grand Bohemian Hotel – Mountain Brook

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

#MoreThanALawyer: Keep Sending Your Stories

Last week, we shared Deputy Attorney General Kelly Butler's #MoreThanALawyer story about her family's journey through foster adoption. Share your story or nominate a fellow attorney who is impacting lives in their community.  

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Wellness Corner: The Health Benefits of Time in Nature

Consider finding ways to incorporate time in nature to your schedule. Read Sheree Martin's article about the growing body of empirical research that shows how it improves your emotional outlook while increasing your energy.

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Stay Informed on the 100th Anniversary Plans
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