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ASB Election Results

Thank you for participating in the 2020 ASB Election! The unofficial results have been submitted for certification. We will announce the winners once the results are officially certified.

Five New Members Inducted into Lawyers' Hall of Fame

The Alabama State Bar has announced the Lawyers' Hall of Fame Class of 2019.

"These five attorneys spent their lives dedicated to improving the lives of others and the legal profession," said Alabama State Bar President Christy Crow. "We are pleased to be able to recognize them."

This year's inductees are 

  • Clifford J. Durr (1899 – 1975)

  • Broox G. Garrett (1915 – 1991)

  • Henry W. Hilliard (1808 – 1892)

  • Richard T. Rives (1895 – 1982)

  • Ellene G. Winn (1911 – 1986)

Learn more about the Class of 2019 inductees here.

Alabama State Bar Members Will Soon Gain Access to Fastcase

Today, the Alabama State Bar officially announced our partnership with Fastcase, which will soon provide our members with free access to Fastcase’s nationwide legal research platform. You can read that announcement here. We are in the process of adding the Fastcase platform to our website, and we'll offer extensive in-person and video training once it is available. 

At the May Board of Bar Commissioners' Meeting, Fastcase was approved as a new member benefit in place of Casemaker after months of vetting and testing. Members will still have access to Casemaker through September 1. We have put together a series of FAQs about the transition from Casemaker to Fastcase here.

A Virtual Congratulations to the Newest Alabama State Bar Members

This past week, we would have celebrated the Spring Admissions Ceremony for the newest admitees of the Alabama State Bar. Unfortunately, that ceremony had to be cancelled, but President Christy Crow, Supreme Court of Alabama Chief Justice Tom Parker, Presiding Judge Mary Windom of the Alabama Court of Criminal Appeals and Presiding Judge Bill Thompson of the Alabama Court of Civil Appeals still wanted to give a virtual word of congratulations and greetings to all those entering the profession! Help us share this video with all those you know who would have attended the Spring Ceremony. We look forward to celebrating all of you in person at the Fall Admissions Ceremony in October!

2020 Alabama Legal Food Frenzy Winners Announced

Despite unprecedented external challenges, the 2020 Alabama Legal Food Frenzy was a success! Together we raised over $32,000, which translates to 160,000 meals for Alabama families. We look forward to celebrating these winners in person soon!

Congratulations to all our winners!

Attorney General’s Cup
Martin & Helms, P.C.
Food Bank of North Alabama
15,000 meals donated // 3,750 meals per employee

Dagney Johnson Law Group
Sole Proprietor (1-2)
Community Food Bank of Central Alabama
2,875 meals donated // 1,438 meals per employee
Martin & Helms, P.C. 
Small (3-20)
Food Bank of North Alabama
15,000 meals donated // 3,750 meals per employee

Hill Hill Carter Franco Cole & Black, P.C.
Medium (21-40)
Montgomery Area Food Bank
26,175 meals donated // 689 meals per employee

Carr Allison - Birmingham
Large (40+)
Community Food Bank of Central Alabama
24,600 meals donated // 181 per employee

Progress Rail - A Caterpillar Company
Legal Organization
Food Bank of North Alabama
9,500 meals donated // 864 per employee

Young Lawyers Launch COVID-19 Legal Assistance Hotline

The Young Lawyers’ Section in partnership with the Alabama State Bar's Volunteer Lawyers Program has launched a free legal assistance hotline for individuals and families throughout Alabama who are confronted with legal problems as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. People may call the hotline at 334-517-2250 any time. 

When connected to the hotline, callers should leave a voice mail message providing brief details about the type of assistance needed due to COVID-19, the county they are calling from along with contact information to receive a return call. Individuals will be matched with Alabama lawyers who have volunteered to provide free legal advice or assistance. Read the full story here and watch Young Lawyers’ Section President Robert Shreve and member Ryan Duplechin discuss it on Facebook Live here.

Wellness Month Tips for Improve Physical Health

May is Attorney Wellness Month. All month long, the Alabama State Bar's Quality of Life, Health & Wellness Task Force is providing tips and tools to create healthy habits and environments, which are critical for lawyer wellness. Today's installment five pain-free tips for lawyers to improve physical health. Read them here.

Wellness Month Challenge 

Another facet of Wellness Month is a Wellness Challenge between individual attorneys, firms and local bars. View the wellness challenge calendar here to take part in the small, daily wellness activities. We have seen some great examples on social media.

We will announce the Wellness Challenge winners next week!

Jefferson County Judicial Seat Opening

The Jefferson County Judicial Commission is now accepting applications to fill Circuit Court, Criminal Division, Place 3. The time frame for submitting applications is Tuesday, May 26 to Friday, June 5 at 4:30 p.m. Applications and any questions must be emailed to  

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