Save the Date for the 2020 Annual Meeting in Sandestin

It's time to mark your calendars for the Annual Meeting, set for June 24-27, at the Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort and Spa. Registration will open later this month. We'll share that link in The Scoop and on our Facebook page as soon as it's available!

Alabama State Bar Names Jeremy Rakes as ALAP Director

Jeremy Rakes is the bar's new director of the Alabama Lawyer Assistance Program (ALAP). He's spent the past 18 years with Bradford Health Services in Birmingham, where he held numerous roles including primary counselor, interventionist and family program director. We'll share more about Jeremy in a video series on our Facebook page this week. Read about his hire here.

Megan Hughes Joins Communications Dept.

Megan Hughes has joined the bar's Communications Department as Outreach and Content Manager. She'll help manage the bar’s content-related assets and assist Director of Communications Melissa Warnke. Megan came to the bar from the Family Sunshine Center, where she served as Public Affairs and Development Director.

Alabama Bankruptcy Assistance Project (ABAP) Free Bankruptcy CLE 

Join ABAP for a free bankruptcy CLE on Wednesday, Feb. 19 at the Birmingham Bar Center at 8 a.m. The program offers 5 MCLE credit hours, including 1.0 ethics hour. Find more details and register 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 hour of ethics. You can register at this link and check the YLS Facebook page for updates.

Oral Arguments

The Supreme Court of Alabama will hold oral arguments Wednesday, Feb. 12. 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, Feb. 12: Joint Winter Meeting of the Solo & Small Firm sections of the Alabama State Bar and the Birmingham Bar Association

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

Thursday, Feb. 20 - Friday, Feb. 21: Leadership Forum

Friday, Feb. 21: Seeing Red: Risk-Based Gun Regulation at the University of Alabama School of Law

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

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

Friday, Feb. 28: State of the Bar - Enterprise

Saturday, Feb. 29: Montgomery County Bar Association Inaugural Race Judicata

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

Friday, Mar. 6: Birmingham Bar 2020 Membership Forum

Friday, Mar. 6: Timbs v. Indiana One Year Later: The Future of Civil Asset Forfeiture at the University of Alabama School of Law

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

Thursday, Mar. 26 - Friday, Mar. 27: Leadership Forum

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Features from the Bar

State of the Bar: Shelby County Bar Association

Thanks to the Shelby County Bar Association for having us in Columbiana for a State of the Bar. If your local bar association would like to schedule a State of the Bar CLE with our president and executive director, send us an email.

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#MoreThanALawyer: Attorney Jason Isbell of Montgomery

In our #MoreThanALawyer story this week, Jason Isbell with the Alabama Bankers Assoc. shares his passion for Agape of Central Alabama and why serving the local charity is personal for him. Share your story or nominate a fellow attorney!

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ICYMI: The 2020 Legislative Session Is Underway
Friday, you should have received the Legislative Update, an e-newsletter summarizing legislative activity of interest to lawyers. If you didn't get it, check that your email preferences on your Member Dashboard are set to receive "non-official" emails.
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IN MEMORIAM: Deceased Attorneys

Paul Richard Hartley
February 1, 2020
Admitted: Aug. 6, 1971

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