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Annual License Fees and Membership Dues
Renewal notices for payment of annual license and special membership dues will be emailed in early September. The fee for an Occupational License is $325, and the dues for a Special Membership are $162.50. Payments are due by October 1; payments made after October 31 will be subject to the statutory late fee. As a reminder, you will not receive a paper invoice in the mail. Upon receipt of the renewal notice, online payments may be made at or you can create and print a voucher to mail with your check. Log in to the website and select “Consolidated Fee Invoice” from your MyDashboard page to make an online payment or print a voucher. Instructions for the payment process and help with logging in are available online as needed.

Alabama State Bar Expands Race Categories in Member Data
The Board of Bar Commissioners voted to accept the recommendation of the ASB Diversity and Inclusion in the Profession Committee, to expand the race categories for ASB member records. As part of the Consolidated Fee Invoice (CFI), members will be able to review their current race category and make changes, if one of the expanded categories is more appropriate. This will allow us to maintain accurate member data, and promote diversity and inclusion among our members.

CLE Series: Women's Suffrage Centennial Celebration

Join the Birmingham Bar Association and the Magic City Bar Association for a free 3-part virtual CLE series celebrating the Centennial of Women’s Suffrage. 

  • August 25 at 12:00 p.m. - Women and Money: Financial Independence (Registration Info)

  • August 26 at 10:00 a.m. - Women and Voting: The Struggle for the Right to Vote (Registration Info)

  • August 31 at 12:00 p.m. - Women and Sports: Working to Achieve Parity with Men's Sports (Registration Info)

Supreme Court Order Extends Remote Testimony for Workers' Comp Cases

Friday, the Supreme Court of Alabama issues an Order extending all orders pertaining to proceedings in workers' compensation cases to at least December 31, 2020. This allows the taking of witness testimony by remote means is also extended through the end of the year. You can view the full order here.

Appellate Court Decisions and Opinions

  • Click here to view the Alabama Supreme Court decisions and opinions from August 14

  • Click here to view the Criminal Appeals decisions and opinions from August 14

  • Click here to view the Civil Appeals decisions and opinions from August 14

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ASB Calendar

Tuesday, Aug. 25: Family, Removal & Asylum Conference

Tuesday, Aug. 25: MCBA/BBA Centennial Celebration CLE Series (Part 1)

Wednesday, Aug. 26: MCBA/BBA Centennial Celebration CLE Series (Part 2)

Thursday, Aug. 27: "Unity Matters" - A free online CLE from the Alabama State Bar. Mark your calendars... more details to come!

Monday, Aug. 31: MCBA/BBA Centennial Celebration CLE Series (Part 3)

Wednesday, Sept. 23: State of the Bar - Houston County

Friday, Oct. 9: State of the Bar - Lee County

IN MEMORIUM: Deceased Attorneys

Emmett O'Neal Griswold, Jr.

Died: Jul. 11, 2020
Admitted: Sept. 22, 1977

Beverly Poole Baker

Died: Jul. 20, 2020
Admitted: Sept. 27, 1985

Franklin Donnel Ball

Died: Jul. 31, 2020
Admitted: Sept. 23, 2010

Hon. Benjamin Erwin Pool

Pike Road
Died: Aug. 3, 2020
Admitted: Apr. 6, 1972

Mitchell George Lattof, Sr.

Died: Aug. 4, 2020
Admitted: Feb. 14, 1952

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