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2020 Annual Meeting Goes Virtual: Register Now!

This year's Annual Meeting is going virtual! Join us online Thursday, June 25 and Friday, June 26 to hear from an exciting slate of presenters including: 

  • AU Head Basketball Coach Bruce Pearl

  • Equal Pay Activist Lilly Ledbetter

  • Shon Hopwood: From Convicted Felon to Georgetown Law Professor

  • Body Language Expert Jan Hargrave

Friday, June 26 is the Grand Convocation, which is free to all virtual attendees. All those watching will be entered to win a three-day, two-night stay at The Grand Hotel at Point Clear.

Register here, and stay tuned for more details in the coming days!

Congratulations to Our Wellness Month #WalkingWednesday Challenge Winners!

As part of May's Wellness Month Challenge, we asked members to walk every Wednesday for at least 30 minutes and log their time on the Health and Wellness page on our website. The winners are as follows:

Thanks to all who took part in the Wellness Challenge during the inaugural Attorney Wellness Month in May! 

This week’s wellness tips, compiled by the Quality of Life, Health and Wellness Task Force, provide small ways to begin the path towards improved physical health, which don’t require hiring a new personal trainer. Read those here.

Appellate Court Decisions and Opinions from Friday, May 29

  • 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.

Alabama Appellate Courts Assistant Reporter of Decisions, Position Available

Starting date for position is expected to be September 1, 2020. Applicants must be members of the Alabama State Bar; an undergraduate or a graduate degree in English helpful but not required; experience in editing preferred. Requires knowledge of legal-citation formats and strict attention to detail.

The assistant reporter is a full-time employee expected to work in the Heflin-Torbert Judicial Building in Montgomery and not remotely. Salary range for this position is $61,024 to $97,696, depending on experience and ability. Submit application letter with résumé by June 15, 2020 to

Sean Blum, Office of Reporter of Decisions
Alabama Appellate Courts
Heflin-Torbert Judicial Building
300 Dexter Ave.
Montgomery, Alabama 36104-3741.

Duties include editing and proofreading; reading the advance sheets of Southern Reporter (3d) to ensure that the headnotes accurately state the legal principles in the case and to ensure the accuracy of the reports of the opinions of the Alabama appellate courts; checking lists of decisions without opinions by the Alabama Supreme Court, the Court of Criminal Appeals, and the Court of Civil Appeals for publication in the Alabama Reporter; drafting and editing amendments to various rules of procedure adopted by the Alabama Supreme Court; preparing the documentation for, and assisting in, releasing the opinions of the Alabama appellate courts for publication in the official reports; and coordinating publication of the opinions of the appellate courts with the publisher of the official reports.

The assistant reporter serves at the pleasure of the Alabama Supreme Court and is not a merit-system employee. As a confidential court-system employee, the assistant reporter regularly deals with confidential and sensitive matters.

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