News and Updates

A special thanks to our committee and task force leaders

President Bob Methvin established many new task forces this year, all while recognizing the value in task forces established by those who were in leadership before him. We are thankful for the leaders featured below - click on the image for a full look at this year's committees, task forces, and their leaders.

Our Salute to Veterans wrap up today! In honor of Veterans Day, we asked our members who have served and continue to serve in the military to share photos and stories. Thank you for your service and dedication to protecting the law and the country!

You can view the submissions and feature stories here. If you would like to be included on our website, please email our Director of Communications, and we’ll add you!

Alabama State Bar Seeks Applicants for VLP Intake Specialist

The ASB Volunteer Lawyer Program has a position opening for an Intake Specialist. The majority of the Intake Specialist's job will be interviewing clients and identifying potential legal issues. A paralegal degree, paralegal certification or legal experience is required. You can find a full position description and application information here. Please share with those who may be interested!

University of Alabama Mock Trial Judges Needed

The University of Alabama is hosting the 5th Annual Crimson Classic Mock Trial Tournament January 16-17 and is in need of judges! Judge recruitment is vital to the Mock Trial process and is relatively simple. There are four 3-hour rounds, 2 on each day, and you can commit to any amount you can! If you are interested, you can fill out this interest form or email questions here. Thank you to all volunteers for your time and support! 

Birmingham Bar to Host Virtual Annual Membership Meeting

This year, the Birmingham Bar Association will host its Annual Membership Meeting on December 11 at 12:00 in a virtual format. Tune into the virtual meeting to hear highlights from President Andrew Nix about the 2020 year; get updates from affiliated groups like the Birmingham Bar Foundation, the Legal Aid Society of Birmingham and Volunteer Lawyers Birmingham; learn who won the BBA’s Public Service Award and Lifetime Achievement Award; hear

the results of the BBA’s Executive Committee election; and get a glimpse of what Incoming President Lanier Brown has planned for 2021. The link to join the Annual Meeting will be available soon. Click here to check for updates.

Appellate Court Information

  • Click here to view the Alabama Supreme Court decisions and opinions from Nov. 25

  • Click here to view the Criminal Appeals decisions and opinions from Nov. 20

  • Click here to view the Civil Appeals decisions and opinions from Nov. 20 

December Oral Arguments

The Supreme Court of Alabama will hold Oral Arguments on Dec. 2, beginning at 10:00 a.m. View the docket here.

ASB Free Online CLEs

Improve Your Firm's Responsiveness: How to Capture, Screen and Win Potential Clients

Wednesday, Dec. 2
12 - 1 PM 

Register here

Learn ways to improve your responsiveness to potential clients interested in working with your solo practice or small law firm.


Transitioning to Medicare

Tuesday, Dec. 8
12 - 1 PM 

Register here

Learn more on what you need to consider when thinking through health care coverage for you and your family.

Succession Planning for Lawyers

Tuesday, Dec. 15
12 - 1 PM 

Register here

Succession planning is essential to every lawyer’s practice, proactively protecting clients and colleagues in the event of the lawyer’s disability or death.

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Featured Member Benefit: Ruby® Receptionists

Take advantage of this exclusive offer from Ruby! 50% off 1st month of receptionist or chat service if you sign-up by Friday, Dec. 4, with promo code: “GETANDGIVE50” 
*50% off your first full month plan. Offer limited to first time customers. Discount is maxed at $1000 and doesn't include add-ons or overages.

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

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