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COVID-19 Updates

2020 Annual Meeting Postponed Indefinitely

Due to the global COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic, we are postponing this year's Annual Meeting, originally scheduled for June 24-27 at the Hilton Sandestin.

As you can imagine, we did not come to the decision lightly, and we are all disappointed that we won’t be able to be together in June for our 143rd Annual Meeting. Postponing the Annual Meeting is simply the right thing to do during this historic time to protect the health, safety and well-being of our members and attendees.

We hope to be able to reschedule the meeting for later in 2020. At this time, we don’t have enough information to know when that will be safe or possible. Read the full letter from President Christy Crow and Executive Director Phillip McCallum here.

Courts Address Zoom Security Questions

The Unified Judicial System in Alabama went live with virtual court hearings on March 30. With the move toward virtual courtrooms, we must not lose sight of the daily security challenges that come with operating in a digital environment. In a letter to members of the Alabama State Bar, the Administrative Office of Courts provided this security update for attorneys using the Zoom platform.

Extra Time? Online CLE Courses Available!

Attorneys who hold an occupational license are required to complete 12 CLE hours, including 1 ethics hour, by December 31, 2020. A searchable database of approved CLE courses is available at Approved courses are designated as Live OnsiteLive TeleConference/WebCast, or On Demand. Attorneys are limited to 6 hours of On Demand courses per year; that limit does not apply to Live Teleconference/WebCast courses, which may be helpful to know during this time of social distancing. For more information on CLE requirements, email our CLE staff at

Alabama Bar Exam Updates

The Alabama Board of Bar Examiners is currently grading the February 2020 Alabama Bar Exam and expects to release results on or around Friday, April 17. The Alabama State Bar continues to prepare for the July 2020 administration of the Alabama Bar Exam. The Supreme Court of Alabama will decide If any changes are necessary due to COVID-19, and applicants will receive direct communication from the Alabama State Bar.

Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony Postponed 

It is with deep regret that we inform you that the Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony scheduled for May 1, has been postponed to a later date due to the COVID-19 virus.  We will notify you when the ceremony has been rescheduled with the Alabama Supreme Court. We apologize for this inconvenience.

Young Lawyers' Section Cancels Orange Beach CLE

Due to COVID-19 social distancing measures, the Young Lawyers’ Section Orange Beach CLE will not take place this year. Please be on the lookout for opportunities to engage with the section in the Fall and for information regarding the annual Orange Beach CLE in Spring 2021.

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, April 14 at 3 p.m.

COVID-19 Grants: A lawyer’s guide to helping nonprofits, businesses, and public-sector clients navigate Covid-19 grant funding.

Presenter: Jessica Taylor, Founder and CEO of Azimuth

She'll share tips on researching, writing ad developing winning proposals.

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

Other News & Announcements

Appellate Court Decisions and Opinions from Friday, April 10

  • 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.

Qualification Open for 2020 Board of Bar Commissioners Election

This is a reminder that Friday, April 24 is the deadline to qualify as a candidate for election to the Board of Bar Commissioners (BBC) of the Alabama State Bar. You can click here to view information on the election, including the BBC seats that are up for election this year. The online election will be held May 18-22, 2020.

Join the Wellness Month Challenge

The Quality of Life, Health and Wellness Task Force is organizing an Attorney Wellness Month for the month of May. In addition to offering a free, online wellness CLE and disseminating wellness tips through the bar's website, newsletter and social media sites, there is also a wellness challenge among attorneys throughout the state. View the wellness challenge calendar here, and start planning how you and your firms can take part in the small, daily wellness activities.

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