A Video Message to Members

A Video Message From Alabama State Bar President Christy Crow
and Executive Director Phillip McCallum

ASB Webinars This Week

The Alabama State Bar has put together a series of Facebook LIVE webinars to help you navigate through this unprecedented time. You can watch these webinars on the Bar's Facebook page. Or, you can join-in and interact through our video-conference platform here.

Tuesday, March 24 at 10 a.m.

Topic: Virtual Law Office Practice and Management
Presenter: Rebecca Bartlett

Rebecca Bartlett from the Law Office of Rebecca L. Bartlett will give you tips on establishing a virtual office, especially if you have a solo or small firm practice.

Thursday, March 26 at 3 p.m.

Topic: Unemployment Benefits & Paid Leave Laws
Presenter: Bruce Henderson

Bruce Henderson of Phelps, Jenkins, Gibson & Fowler, L.L.P. in Tuscaloosa has been practicing labor and employment law for 30 years. He will answer your questions about how COVID-19 is impacting paid leave laws and unemployment benefits.

Updated Info and Resources

We continue to update the COVID-19 page on our website with new information as we receive it.

It also includes:

  • Staff Directory, should you need individual assistance.

  • Supreme Court Orders related to COVID-19

  • Wellness Resources

  • Federal and State Recommendations

WE NEED YOUR HELP: We are compiling a statewide map, so that you can click on your county for circuit-specific information relating to the courts. You can help us by emailing our communications staff if you receive information about court and courthouse closures in your local circuits.

Access to the Courts

The Alabama State Bar in coordination with Chief Justice Parker, the Alabama Supreme Court and the Circuit and District Judges Associations are working diligently to help attorneys and the Courts continue to provide legal services to all those in need during these trying and uncertain times. While the courthouse facilities may be closed to the public, the court system nevertheless is open for judges, court personnel and lawyers working on behalf of their clients to move cases in an efficient and safe manner. Please know that providing access to justice and the protection of the legal profession will continue to be our priority.
Christy Crow, President, Alabama State Bar
Judge Teresa Pulliam, President, Alabama Circuit Judges Association
Judge Carole Medley, President, Alabama District Judges Association

Provide Online Pro Bono Help

COVID-19 is affecting everyone in the country, but it is hitting service workers and small businesses especially hard. Many people in Alabama live paycheck-to-paycheck and have questions about how to deal with legal issues resulting from loss of income.
Our five Volunteer Lawyers Programs have suspended in-person clinics but are still processing clients by telephone when possible. There’s another way you can help though. Alabama’s attorneys can help by doing pro bono online through the website Alabama Free Legal Answers.  https://alabama.freelegalanswers.org/

Low-income residents of Alabama submit their questions regarding their civil legal issue to the website. You can choose any question you want and respond, anywhere and any time you have a few minutes free.  Volunteers are anonymous to the site's users and are covered by malpractice insurance.
Sign up today!

  1. Click here to sign up

  2. Click “Volunteer Attorney Registration” at the top of the page

  3. Register. Watch for a verification email from freelegalanswers.org after you sign up. If you don’t get it, check your spam filter.

Other News and Events

ADLA Hosts Free Webinar on Practicing Law Remotely

The Alabama Defense Lawyers Association will host a FREE webinar open to members and non-members on Thursday, March 26, from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Hal Mooty of Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP will present on "The Bare Necessities – Practicing Law Away from the Office." Click here to register. If you have any questions, please contact ADLA Executive Director, Jennifer Hayes at (334) 395-4455.

Take the 2020 Census Online

Please take the time to fill out the 2020 U.S. Census. It is vitally important for Alabama in regards to receiving federal funding and our representation in Congress. Do your part, and take 10 minutes to complete the form online. Share with you friends, families and social networks know about the importance of responding.

Fifth Annual Alabama Legal Food Frenzy Goes All Online

The 5th Annual Alabama Legal Food Frenzy will be held May 4 - 14. This year, the competition will be entirely online, through a “virtual food drive.”  Plans were underway to transition to a digital format to make donating even easier, and the COVID-19 outbreak provided additional incentives to take the Frenzy online. The challenges presented by this pandemic have only served to underscore why this fundraiser matters now more than ever. For those who struggle with food insecurity, the impacts of the virus represent a more immediate hardship. Look for more details in the coming days!

Appellate Court Decisions and Opinions on Friday, March 20

  • Click here to view the Alabama Supreme Court decisions and opinions.

  • Click here to view the Alabama Court of Criminal Appeals decisions and opinions.

  • Click here to view the the Alabama Court of Civil Appeals decisions and opinions.

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