Retirement Brunch to Honor Judge Joseph Boohaker

The Birmingham Bar Association invites you to a brunch honoring Jefferson County Presiding Judge Boohaker upon his retirement on Wednesday, Mar. 4 at 10:30 a.m. at the Birmingham Bar Center. The Magic City Bar Association and BBA Entertainment Committee will serve as co-hosts. View the invitation here

Time to Start Preparing Annual Award Submissions

Deadlines are approaching to submit nominations for awards given at the bar's Annual Meeting in June. Click here to view the awards, respective criteria and past winners. The Judicial Award of Merit has the soonest deadline, due March 15. 

SSF Section to Host District Court Practice CLE in Huntsville

The Solo & Small Firm Section of the Alabama State Bar will host a 6-hour CLE on District Court Practice on Wednesday, Feb. 26 at Cooper House in Huntsville starting at 8:30 a.m. The program includes 1.0 ethics hour and lunch for $30. Registration and payment in advance is required. Click HERE to register online. If you have questions, contact the Madison County Bar Association or the State Bar’s Solo & Small Firm Section (click on either one to email them).

Leadership Forum Class 15 Hosts Foster Care Donation Drive

This year's Leadership Forum Class is hosting a Foster Care Donation Drive to restock two foster care closets. Items needed include children's clothing, blankets, hangers, toiletries, hair-care supplies, suitcases, duffle bags, baby supplies and diapers. View the full list of items needed and drop-off information here. 

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!

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. 19: ABAP Bankruptcy CLE in Birmingham

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

ICYMI: New Marshall Installed at Alabama Supreme Court

Last Wednesday, a historic ceremony was held to swear-in the Thirteenth Marshal of the Appellate Courts of Alabama Earl Marsh, Jr., and to honor his beloved predecessor, Willie L. James, who retired Jan.1, 2020.

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#MoreThanALawyer: Hand Arendall Team Runs for Charity

In our #MoreThanALawyer story this week, attorneys from Hand Arendall recently ran the Mobile Marathon Relay to benefit a local non-profit. Share your story or nominate a fellow attorney at the link below!

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Featured Member Benefit:
Indexed I/O Webinar

Indexed I/O is an on-demand eDiscovery service that's a great solution for solo and small firm attorneys. Join us this Wednesday, Feb. 19 at noon, for a free webinar to see the DIY platform in action. 

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ICYMI: The 2020 Legislative Session Is Underway
Read this week's Legislative Update, 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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