Military Spouse Exception Approved by Supreme Court

The Supreme Court of Alabama unanimously approved a military spouse exception to the current reciprocity rule, effective as of Jan. 30. Now, spouses of military members may be eligible for admission to the Alabama State Bar by showing admission in another jurisdiction and limited practice experience. The military spouse exception is found at Rule III.(A)(5) A of the Rules Governing Admission to the Alabama State Bar. You can view the court's order here

Listen to Our First More Than A Lawyer Podcast 

At the Midyear Meeting, we recorded our first More Than A Lawyer podcast with Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Tom Parker. Listen to it here to learn about his research on the Blackstone Commentaries, his path to chief justice and what wellness means to him. If you have a suggestion for our next podcast topic, email Director of Communications Melissa Warnke.

Stacey Moseley Promoted to Disciplinary Clerk in OGC

We are pleased to announce Stacey Moseley has been promoted to disciplinary clerk in the Office of General Counsel. Moseley had previously served as an investigator/paralegal since joining the Alabama State Bar in 2016. Read more about Stacey and her promotion here.

The University of Alabama School of Law to Host Symposium on Gun Regulation

The University of Alabama School of Law is hosting a symposium on Friday, Feb. 21 called Seeing Red: Risk-Based Gun Regulation. It will address many of the most prominent issues and concerns with red-flag legislation, including constitutional and due process concerns, the importance of language when discussing mental health and red flags, the success and efficacy of red-flag laws, the differences among reporting standards in different states, and current proposed red-flag legislation in Alabama. You can 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 hours 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. 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 the Birmingham Bar Association

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

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, 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

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Features from the Bar

ICYMI: Governor Honors Justice Hugh Maddox

We were proud to join Gov. Kay Ivey and the Hugh Maddox Chapter of the American Inns of Court for a commendation signing to honor Justice Maddox for his many years of service to our country, the American Inns of Court and the state of Alabama.

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#MoreThanALawyer: Attorney Edgar Black of Muscle Shoals

In our #MoreThanALawyer story this week, Edgar Black shares his passion for serving with the Shoals Habitat for Humanity while discussing the important role lawyers play in non-profit board service. Share your story or nominate a fellow attorney!

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Featured Member Benefit:
Hyundai Circle Discounts

ASB members are eligible to receive the Hyundai Circle supplier discount to purchase or lease a new Hyundai vehicle. You can find the unique ID code on your member dashboard.

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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

Wendell Bryce Hunt
Little Rock, AR
Died: Sept. 28, 2019
Admitted: Apr. 25, 1997

Wilbur "Edward" Lewis
Died: Jan. 1, 2020
Admitted: Feb. 16, 1951

Joe “Jodie” Hollis Little, Jr.
Died: Jan. 26, 2020
Admitted: Sept. 16, 1968

Jerry Odyseaus Lorant
Died: Jan. 24, 2020
Admitted: Jun. 22, 1950

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