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Supreme Court Order Offers Alternative Test Date for July 2020 Bar Exam

All those registered to take the July 2020 Alabama Bar Exam now have alternative options. A July 12 Order from the Supreme Court of Alabama, which promulgates the rules governing admission to the Alabama State Bar, gives applicants for the July exam the options, without penalty, of continuing to sit for the July exam with protocols in place, sitting for an alternate September exam, or postponing to the February 2021 exam.

We appreciate the Court’s action to provide applicants an alternative if they feel at risk in taking the exam in July. Should the applicants choose, they retain the ability to transfer their exam score and be admitted in other jurisdictions without having to take multiple bar exams (not available with a remote-proctored exam or diploma privilege), and there is no compromise in the bar’s responsibility of protecting the public from attorneys who lack minimal competency.

Click here to read more, including the email sent to all those registered to take the July 2020 bar exam.

Call for Nominations: Harold Albritton Pro Bono Leadership Award

The Harold Albritton Pro Bono Leadership Award seeks to identify and honor individual lawyers who through their leadership and commitment have enhanced the human dignity of others by improving pro bono legal services to our state’s poor and disadvantaged. The Award will be presented during Pro Bono Month 2018. To be considered for the award nominations must be submitted by August 1, 2020

For more information about the nomination process please visit our website, or contact Linda Lund at (334) 517-2246 or  

ICYMI: Alabama Workplace Safety, Risks and Responsibilities

Last week, we co-hosted a free 1-hour Zoom webinar on how to help Alabama get safely back to work. It featured Dr. Scott Harris, the State Health Officer; Matthew McDonald, a law partner at Jones Walker in Mobile; and Stan Sterna, Esq., Vice President and Risk Control Lead for Aon. If you missed it, you can watch the recording here. Note: this is not for CLE credit; it is an information-only webinar.

Appellate Court Decisions and Opinions from Friday, July 10

  • Click here to view the Alabama Supreme Court decisions and opinions.

  • Click here to view the Criminal Appeals decisions and opinions.

  • Click here to view the Civil Appeals decisions and opinions.

Don't Forget about the Alabama State Bar's Classifieds Section!

The Alabama State Bar’s Classifieds is the hub for all of your classified advertising needs. Whether you’re a member of the bar looking for a fresh start with a new position, a lawyer or firm seeking the perfect person for that hard-to-fill legal or support staff job or someone with space to lease or seeking space to share, then you’ve come to the right place. Do you have old law books you’d like to find a home for or are you a legal vendor with products or services you’d like to market to Alabama State Bar members? Whatever the case, this is the place.

ADLA to Host "Associate to Partner: Marketing Yourself"

The Alabama Defense Lawyers Association's Young Lawyers Section is hosting a continuing CLE series Associate to Partner: Marketing Yourself.  Learn how to effectively market yourself to clients, potential clients, potential referrals, and your firm from our esteemed panel which includes: Lisha Graham of White Arnold & Dowd P.C., Jack Gray of Smith, Spires, Peddy, Hamilton & Coleman, P.C., Marcus Maples of Baker Donelson, and Katie Powell of Butler Snow. The CLE event will be presented via live Zoom Videoconference on July 22, from 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. It is free for ADLA members, and $25 for non-members. Registration and event details can be found here

Featured Member Benefit

Take advantage of this week's free Fastcase webinar: Introduction to Boolean on Fastcase. >>Register here

IN MEMORIUM: Deceased Attorney

Robert Hamilton Maxwell

Died: April 6, 2018
Admitted: June 20, 1951

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