News and Updates

Amended Rules of Criminal Procedure

ICYMI: The Supreme Court of Alabama issued an Order Thursday that amended Rule 2.3, Rule 4.3, Rule 4.4, and Rule 7.4 of the Alabama Rules of Criminal Procedure. You can read the full order here.

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.
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.       

Pro Bono Snapshot of the Week: Peyton Faulk

Each week of Pro Bono Month, we're sharing a video story of Alabama's pro bono attorneys. This week’s Pro Bono Snapshot features Peyton Faulk. Peyton is the Staff Attorney for the Family Sunshine Center in Montgomery and is a volunteer and board member with the Montgomery Volunteer Lawyers Program.

Alabama State Bar 2020 Pro Bono Snapshots: Peyton Faulk

Pro Bono Celebration Free CLE Series

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

Jones School of Law Offers "Executive J.D. Schedule"

Faulkner University’s Thomas Goode Jones School of Law has started a new scheduling option, the Executive J.D. Schedule, allowing students to work full time and attain a law degree at the same time.  These students, full-time students and graduates are available for your hiring needs.
Contact Bryan Morgan, Director of Career Development at or (334) 386-7905 click here for more. 

Appellate Court Information

  • Click here to view the Alabama Supreme Court decisions and opinions from Oct. 16

  • Click here to view the Criminal Appeals decisions and opinions from Oct. 16

  • Click here to view the Civil Appeals decisions and opinions from Oct. 16

The Supreme Court of Alabama will hold Oral Arguments on Nov. 4, 2020 beginning at 10:00 a.m. View the docket here

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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.


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. 20: ADOL Workers' Compensation Ombudsman Program

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

Oct. 21: ABA Mediation Week Free CLE: ADR Trends in Alabama

Oct. 22: ABA Mediation Week Free CLE - Private Judging

Oct. 29: Pro Bono Month CLE: The Intersection of Poverty & 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)

Nov. 20: Racial Bias in Worker's Compensation

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IN MEMORIUM: Deceased Attorneys

Joseph Graham Gamble, Jr.

Died: Sept. 25, 2020

Admitted: Sept. 11, 1950

Alexander Stephens ‘Steve’ Williams, III

Died: Oct. 2, 2020
Admitted: Oct. 14, 1964

Scott Lynch Tully

Broken Arrow, OK
Died: Oct. 5, 2020
Admitted: Jun. 4, 2012

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