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ASB's Free CLE Opportunities; Live and On-Demand

In an effort to further assist Alabama attorneys during these difficult times, the Alabama State Bar is excited to offer a series of free live and on-demand CLEs to help members satisfy their annual CLE requirement by the December 31 deadline.

On-Demand Courses

The courses listed below are currently available at Find step-by-step instructions for the platform here

Embracing Health & Wellness in the Legal Profession
(1.0 CLE, 1.0 Ethics)
Landlord & Tenant Law 
(1.0 CLE)

Bankruptcy & Your Pro Bono Client
(1.0 CLE)

Social Security Disability for Beginners
(1.0 CLE)
Disability Rights During the COVID-19 Pandemic
(1.0 CLE)

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ICYMI: Limit of On-Demand MCLE Courses Lifted

The MCLE Commission has temporarily suspended MCLE Regulation 3.1, which limits attorneys to six (6) hours of on-demand credits in any single CLE year. This accommodation allows Alabama attorneys the flexibility of satisfying their annual CLE requirement (12 hours, including 1 ethics hour) with approved on-demand courses. This only applies to the current CLE year, and attorneys must satisfy their annual CLE requirement by December 31, 2020.

Live Courses

Below are live CLE events for September that the State Bar is co-sponsoring/highlighting. Each will be held via Zoom.

Sept. 3 from 12 - 1 PM - Practicing in a Virual World, ASB General Counsel’s Office: Register here.

Sept. 9 from 12 - 1 PM - Using Fastcase, ASB Practice Management and Assistance Program: Register here.

Sept. 11 from 12 - 1 PM - Voting: A Reflection on our Past, Women’s Suffrage Centennial Celebration Task Force and Legal Services Alabama: Register here.

Sept. 17 from 12 - 1 PM - How to Get The Best Experience From Online Mediation, ASB Dispute Resolution Section and Alabama Center for Dispute Resolution: To sign up for the webinar, send an email with your name and ASB number to
Sept. 24 from 12 - 1 PM - Engaging Our Truth, Presidential Council on Unity and Diversity and Diversity and Inclusion in the Profession Committee: Register here.
Sept. 25 from 12 - 1 PM - Opposing Client Evictions, Legal Services Alabama. Register here

Fall Admissions Ceremony Postponed

Last Friday, the Supreme Court of Alabama filed an order to postpone the Fall 2020 Admissions Ceremony until Spring 2021. The ceremony was originally scheduled for October 22, 2020, at the Montgomery Performing Arts Center. View the full order here

Economic Impact Study Underway

The Alabama State Bar has commissioned an economic impact study from the University of Alabama. In the coming weeks, you may receive an email questionnaire requesting information needed to complete the study. We encourage you to take part so that the results accurately show the tremendous impact the legal profession has on the state of Alabama. The survey will also collect information about pro bono hours donated by Alabama lawyers as well as the concerns and challenges for lawyers related to the COVID-19 pandemic. The individual and financial data collected by the University of Alabama will remain confidential and will not be shared with the bar. We will receive a summarized report that will not include firm information.

Appellate Court Decisions and Opinions

  • Click here to view the Alabama Supreme Court decisions and opinions from August 28

  • Click here to view the Criminal Appeals decisions and opinions from August 28

  • Click here to view the Civil Appeals decisions and opinions from August 28

Labor & Employment Law Section Fall CLE

The Alabama State Bar Labor & Employment Law Section is sponsoring its annual fall CLE seminar on October 9-10 at The Lodge at Gulf State Park. Virtual attendance will also be offered via Zoom. You can find full information on the seminar here, and you may register here. For specially discounted room rates, please make your reservation as soon as possible using this link

Featured Member Benefit

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Jones School of Law Students Available For Interview

Jones School of Law graduates and students are available for Alabama lawyers to interview for any open Clerk or Associate positions.  Contact Bryan Morgan, Director of Career Development at (334) 386-7905 or

ASB Calendar

Sept. 23: State of the Bar - Houston County

Oct. 9-10: Escape to the Alabama Beaches, L&E Section 2020 Seminar on the Gulf

Oct. 9: State of the Bar - Lee County

IN MEMORIUM: Deceased Attorneys

Ronald Wayne Self

Columbus, GA
Died: Jul. 3, 2020
Admitted: Sept. 28, 1976

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