Thanks for Attending the 2020 Midyear Meeting

Thanks to all those who attended and participated in the Midyear Meeting! We wrapped up a successful two days of learning and networking with the judges last Thursday evening, and we look forward to more collaboration on events together in the future. 

Farewell to ALAP Director Robert Thornhill

Last week, we hosted a farewell breakfast for Robert Thornhill, who is retiring as the Director of the Alabama Lawyer Assistance Program. Robert was dedicated to his mission, and spent most of his days traveling throughout the state to help lawyers, law students and judges struggling with addiction and mental health issues. If you missed Executive Director Phillip McCallum's column about Robert in the Alabama Lawyer, you can read it here

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.

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.

Oral Arguments

The Alabama Court of Criminal Appeals will host oral arguments Tuesday, Jan. 28. The Supreme Court of Alabama will hold oral arguments Wednesday, Feb. 12. Click on the dates to view the respective 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

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

ICYMI: Leadership Forum Class 15 Gathers at Midyear Meeting

Program sessions are officially underway for Leadership Forum Class 15. Participants had the chance to meet and network at the Midyear Meeting in Gulf Shores before diving into leadership training and team-building.

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#MoreThanALawyer: Attorney Bobby Poole of Opelika

Last week, we shared Opelika attorney Bobby Poole's story about his dedication to his family, coaching youth sports and serving as a statistician for the AU Men’s Basketball Team. Share your story or nominate a fellow attorney!

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Featured Member Benefit:
RTJ Marriott Discounts

ASB Members are eligible to receive 20% off the best available rate at all eight Marriott Hotels associated with the Resort collection on the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail.

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Stay Informed on the 100th Anniversary Plans
We're proud to celebrate the 100-year anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment. Check out the list of events and resources related to the celebration.
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IN MEMORIAM: Deceased Attorneys

Robert Henry Bowron, Jr.
Died: Jan. 5, 2020
Admitted: Mar. 3, 1952

Jesse Norman Bradley, Jr.
Died: Dec. 14, 2019
Admitted: Mar. 24, 1971

William Henry Brittain, II
Died: Jan. 15, 2020
Admitted: Apr. 25, 1980

Winn Seaborn Faulk
Died: Dec. 17, 2019
Admitted: Apr. 28, 1978

Williams (Bill) Drue Hudson
Died: Mar. 5, 2019
Admitted: July 30, 1970

Hon. Jerry M. Vanderhoef
Daniel Island, SC
Died: Feb. 17, 2019
Admitted: Apr. 2, 1963

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