Board of Bar Commissioners to Meet This Week
The BBC will meet Friday in Florence. Stay informed on what's being discussed and what action items are up for a vote by reading the meeting agenda here. President Crow will share a Facebook Live update immediately after the meeting on the bar's Facebook page.

THIS WEDNESDAY: 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 the BBA Entertainment Committee will serve as co-hosts. View the invitation here

Call for Speakers: 2020 Annual Meeting in Sandestin

Have you recently heard a dynamic speaker? Do you know someone who'd be a great presenter at our Annual Meeting? Send us your suggestions here. We'd especially love to hear presentations on real-life cases/stories. Don't forget to mark your calendars 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!

Public Comment Opportunity for 11th Circuit Rule Changes
The public will have the opportunity to submit comments on proposed rule changes of the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit from Apr. 6 to May 6. A copy of the proposed amendments may be obtained on and after Apr. 6, from the court’s website or from the Office of the Clerk by calling 404-335-6100. 

Alabama Bankruptcy Assistance Project (ABAP) Hosting Free Bankruptcy CLEs 
ABAP will host three free bankruptcy CLEs next month in Anniston, Huntsville and Mobile. Each program offers 5 MCLE credit hours, including 1.0 ethics hour. Anniston's program is set for Mar. 10, Huntsville is on Mar. 11 and Mobile is planned for Mar. 25. Click on the program date for additional details and registration information.

Centennial Celebration: An Exploration of the Impact of Alabama Women through and Beyond the Law

The symposium, hosted by the University of Alabama School of Law, will bring together lawyers from across the state to discuss the impact women in the law have made and will continue to make in Alabama.  With representation from private practice, government, public interest and the judiciary, the symposium will address the importance of hearing women’s voices in the ballot box and beyond. ASB President Christy Crow is one of the panel speakers. View the event page here

Save the Date - Alabama Civil Justice Foundation Gala

The Alabama Civil Justice Foundation is excited to host a gala on Oct. 15, in honor of noted Alabama attorney Jere Beasley and his wife, community leader, Sara Beasley.  The gala will be held at the Renaissance Hotel in Montgomery. View the Save the Date here

Oral Arguments

The Supreme Court of Alabama will hold oral arguments Wednesday, Apr. 1. 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. (From 2/21)

  • Click here to view the most recent decisions from the Alabama Court of Civil Appeals.

ASB Calendar

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

Tuesday, Mar. 10: Free Bankruptcy CLE in Anniston

Wednesday, Mar. 11: Free Bankruptcy CLE in Huntsville

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

Tuesday, Mar. 25: Free Bankruptcy CLE in Mobile

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

Tuesday, Mar. 31: Last day to register at the discounted rate for the Conflict Resolved Symposium 2020

Friday, Apr. 3Centennial Celebration: An Exploration of the Impact of Alabama Women through and beyond the Law

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Features from the Bar

Expect the 2020 Census Later This Month

The 2020 Census is coming later this month. Being counted is vitally important to Alabama’s future for funding of community programs as well as our congressional representation. Read a FAQ sheet here or find additional details below.

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#MoreThanALawyer: Gadsden Attorney Sam Bone 

In our #MoreThanALawyer story this week, read how Sam Bone gives back to his community through serving the Boys and Girls Club. We highlight a new attorney every week; help us by sharing your story, or nominating a fellow attorney!

View Nomination Page »

Featured Member Benefit:
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Save up to 75% on thousands of items for personal or business use such as ink, toner, paper, cleaning supplies and even furniture. Qualifying online orders of $50 or more receive free next business day delivery. 

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2020 Legislative Session: Week Four Update
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.
View Legislative Resources »

IN MEMORIAM: Deceased Attorneys

Cindy Frances Myers
Died: Nov. 19, 2019
Admitted: Apr. 25, 2008

Francis Edward McGovern, II
Ross, California
Died: Feb. 14, 2020
Admitted: May 12, 1982

Gary Paul Alidor, Sr.
Died: Feb. 21, 2020
Admitted: Sep. 16, 1968

James Timothy "Tim" Coyle
Died: Feb. 25, 2020
Admitted: Sep. 27, 1985

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