COVID-19 Webpage Updates: Interactive State Map

We continue to update the COVID-19 page on our website with new information as we receive it. It now includes an interactive state map, allowing you to click on your individual county to view local court orders and other information provided. Please note that we are still adding to this map, and do not have information from some counties/districts. If you have any updates or new information, please email our Communications staff.

Gov. Ivey Proclamation Covers Notarizing by Video Conference

Gov. Kay Ivey issued a Proclamation on Thursday, March 26, and a section is included that allows for notaries who are licensed attorneys or operating under licensed attorneys to observe and notarize signatures by video conferencing. There are other items in the order that impact attorneys, so we encourage you to read the full document here.

ICYMI: Supreme Court Orders in Response to COVID-19

Coronavirus Emergency Loan Information for Small Businesses 

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce has compiled a guide and checklist for small businesses who wish to apply for loans due to COVID-19. Read and download this valuable information here.

Tutorial for Using Zoom Video Conferencing

We know that many of our members will be using Zoom for the first time. This YouTube tutorial can help if you're just starting out. Also, here are some great tips and tricks to make you look like a pro.

Appellate Court Decisions and Opinions from Friday, March 27

  • 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.

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.

Tuesday, March 31 at 3 p.m.

Topic: Business Interruption Insurance Issues
Presenter: Jim Kee, Massey Stotser & Nichols PC

Businesses and law firms are definitely being interrupted with the COVID-19 pandemic. If you are a business owner or a lawyer who has questions about what your clients should do, tune in on Tuesday (via Facebook LIVE) to talk with Alabama State Bar member Jim Kee on insurance issues during the pandemic.

Thursday, April 2 at 3 p.m.

Topic: Alabama's Courts Are Open for Business
Presenters: Judge Teresa T. Pulliam & Judge Carole Medley

Judge Teresa T. Pulliam, President of the Alabama Circuit Judges Association, and Judge Carole Medley, President of the Alabama District Judges Association, will discuss how judges in Alabama are working to keep the courts open for business. They will be available for questions.

In case you missed last week's webinars, find them linked below:

Unemployment Benefits and Paid Leave Laws with Bruce Henderson
Working Remotely: Tips and Tools with Rebecca Bartlett

Food Frenzy Goes Online-Only

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.” The challenges presented by the Coronavirus pandemic have only served to underscore why this fundraiser matters now more than ever. Please join with us today! Read the full letter from President Christy Crow here.

Provide Online Pro Bono Help

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.

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 after you sign up. If you don’t get it, check your spam filter.

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