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February Bar Exam Results Released; Spring 2020 Admissions Ceremony Cancelled

The February 2020 bar exam results have been released. The pass list and statistics are available here. Due to COVID-19, the Spring Admission Ceremony has been cancelled by Order of the Supreme Court. Those individuals admitted to the Alabama State Bar since the most recent ceremony will be invited to participate in the Fall Admission Ceremony. 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.

Qualification Deadline is Friday for 2020 Board of Bar Commissioners Election

This is a reminder that this 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.

ASB Facebook Live Webinar 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 21 at 3 p.m.
Don't miss Tuesday's webinar with Judges Michelle Thomason, Adrian Johnson and Jeremy Taylor as they discuss best practices for navigating domestic and family law issues during COVID-19.

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

Virtual Courtroom Etiquette Reminder

As a reminder, virtual courtrooms are still courts of law and proper attire and demeanor is required. You can contact the Judge's office prior to a video conference session should you have questions about what is expected.

May is Wellness Month; Join the Challenge!

The Quality of Life, Health and Wellness Task Force is organizing an attorney Wellness Month in May. Visit this link for more information! Details about free, online wellness CLE offered three times in May will soon be announced! We also encourage you, your firm and your local bars to participate in the wellness challenge. View the wellness challenge calendar here, and start planning how you can take part in the small, daily wellness activities.

Each Monday in May, Emily Hornsby, Co-Chair of the Task Force and the Chair of the Alabama Chapter of the Mindfulness in Law Society, will be leading a free 30-minute meditation on Zoom from 5:00 to 5:30 p.m. If you would like the Zoom information to join, click here.

Fastcase Offers COVID-19 Resources for Bar Members

Fastcase has created a COVID-19 resource hub bringing together free legislative and government updates and COVID-19 content across leading news media sources.

Appellate Court Decisions and Opinions from Friday, April 17

  • 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.

Comments Accepted on Child Support Guidelines

The Alabama Advisory Committee on Child Support Guidelines and Enforcement is scheduled to meet remotely by teleconference on Thursday, April 30. Materials for this meeting may be found here. Anyone wishing to submit written comments and suggestions to the Committee concerning the Guidelines and Schedule, which are used by courts in this State in determining the amounts of child support to be paid, may do so by mailing them, postmarked no later than April 21, to this address:

Supreme Court of Alabama Clerk’s Office
Attn: Advisory Committee on Child Support Guidelines
300 Dexter Avenue
Montgomery, AL 36104-3741. 

A Messsage from Jones School of Law Career Development 

Please consider interviewing graduates and students of Jones School of Law for any of your firm or organizational legal needs. Third year students are preparing to graduate this Spring, while second and first year students are continuing their studies and exams online. For additional information contact Bryan E. Morgan at or Lori Dixon at

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