News and Updates

President Bob Methvin's Pro Bono Month Message

Click the video to watch and learn more about the 2020 Pro Bono Month Celebration!

Pro Bono Celebration Free CLE Series

Wednesday, Oct. 14 from 12 - 1 PM - Pro Bono Celebration CLE Series: Debt Collection Defense Register here.

Wednesday, Oct. 21 from 12 - 1 PM - Pro Bono Celebration CLE Series: Disability Benefits and Special Needs Trusts Register here.

Thursday, Oct. 29 from 12 - 3 PM - Pro Bono Celebration CLE Series: The Intersection of Poverty and the Law Register here.

Free On-Demand CLE Courses

Don't forget, we have more than a dozen free, on-demand courses available at Find step-by-step instructions for the platform here

Notice For Reappointment Of U. S. Magistrate Judge

The current term of the office of U. S. Magistrate Judge John H. England III is due to expire June 17, 2021. The U.S. District Court is required by law to establish a panel of citizens to consider the reappointment of the magistrate judge to a new eight-year term. A full public notice for the magistrate judge reappointment can be found here. Comments from members of the bar and the public are invited as to whether the incumbent magistrate judges should be recommended by the panel for reappointment by the court and should be directed to Sharon Harris, Clerk of Court, 1729 5th Ave. N, Birmingham, AL 35203. Comments must be received by December 18, 2020.

Mediation Week Free CLE Series (October 19-23)
Each year during the third week of October the American Bar Association observes “Mediation Week.”  This year the Alabama State Bar Section on Dispute Resolution and the Alabama Center for Dispute Resolution are sponsoring several free CLE events to highlight the many ways alternative dispute resolution can make an impact on our judicial system.  We are pleased to note that Mediation Week occurs in October when we also celebrate Pro Bono Month at the Alabama State Bar. 
Each of the events have been approved for one hour of MCLE credit by the Alabama State Bar. Please register by October 15, 2020.
October 19th  Noon to 1 P.M.    “ADR for Today’s Businesses”  Register here.

 October 20th  Noon to 1 P.M.   “Ala. Department of Labor Workers’ Compensation Ombudsman Program” Register here.              
October 21st   Noon to 1 P.M.   “ADR Trends in Alabama” Register here.              
October 22nd  Noon to 1 P.M.  “Private Judging: The Who, What, When, Where & How” Register here.       

Appellate Court Information

  • Click here to view the Alabama Supreme Court decisions and opinions from Sept. 30

  • Click here to view the Criminal Appeals decisions and opinions from Oct. 9

  • Click here to view the Civil Appeals decisions and opinions from Oct. 9

Women’s Wealth Connection of Warren Averett To Host Free CLE

Join the Women's Wealth Connection on Friday, Oct. 23 from 12:00-1:00pm.

This virtual, free 1-hour CLE will cover the Basics of Financial Planning for Lawyers. 

Register here.


Economic Impact Study Underway
The Alabama State Bar has commissioned an economic impact study from the University of Alabama. One person at your firm may have received 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.

Featured Member Benefit

Jobs Available in Classifieds 

Check out the Alabama State Bar’s Classifieds section! Whether you’re a member of the bar looking for a fresh start with a new position or a lawyer or firm seeking the perfect person for that hard-to-fill legal or support staff job, you'll find it here!

>>Search Classifieds

Alabama Defense Lawyers Association Virtual Conference

Join ADLA for two half-days of CLE during ADLA’s Legally Remote virtual conference on Zoom Oct. 29 and Nov. 5.  Each day will have a live networking experience hosted by The Battle House Hotel & Spa. Click here for program brochure and online registration link. Call 334-395-4455 for questions about the conference. 

ASB Calendar

Oct. 14:  Pro Bono Month CLE: Debt Collection Defense

Oct. 21: Pro Bono Month CLE: Disability Benefits and Special Needs Trusts

Oct. 29: Pro Bono Month CLE: The Intersection of Poverty and the Law


Oct. 29: Alabama Defense Lawyers Association hosts LEGALLY REMOTE Virtual CLE Conference & Networking Experience (part 1)

Nov. 5: Alabama Defense Lawyers Association hosts LEGALLY REMOTE Virtual CLE Conference & Networking Experience (part 2)

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