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Are You Surviving or Thriving? Join Us Tomorrow for a Free CLE

The COVID-19 crisis and civil unrest have led many of us to wonder some days if we are surviving, thriving, or somewhere in between. While crisis periods can be extremely difficult, they can also provide opportunities to grow.
Prior to the pandemic, knowing how to assess your personal bandwidth—your mental and emotional capacity to deal with situations, was important. Now, it has become essential. Knowing what creates “your” stress and how you manage ups and downs will enable you to move forward in a helpful, productive way. Lawyers often have difficulty setting healthy boundaries. Not having boundaries in place can quickly lead to feeling overwhelmed and burned out. While boundaries can be difficult to set, they provide freedom, space to manage stress, and ultimately, they allow you to grow.
Dr. Rachel Fry is a psychologist and consultant who specializes in legal wellness. Join her for this interactive, engaging CLE training. You will learn how to notice your own bandwidth, effective ways to manage stress, and how to set boundaries in your work and personal life. To sum it up, you will leave feeling this CLE feeling more empowered and equipped to move into the future—the next phase of this “uncertain normal.”

CLE: "Assessing Bandwidth and Setting Boundaries: Essential Tools for Pandemic Life"

Tuesday, Nov. 10 from noon to 1 PM

Register in advance at this link!

Salute to our Member Veterans

Veterans Day is fast approaching, and the Alabama State Bar wants to celebrate members who have served in the U.S. Armed Forces. If you'd like to be considered for our feature, email us a short description of your service and a picture.

ICYMI: Women's Suffrage Documentary Available on APTV

The Fight for the Noblest Democracy: Women’s Suffrage in Alabama documentary is now available to the public here. If you haven't seen the film yet, now is your chance to see it or to view it again. It's well worth your time! Created by attorney and filmmaker, Jenna M. Bedsole, and funded, in part, by the Women's Section of the Alabama State Bar, the film sheds light on the road for the right for women to vote both nationally and in Alabama. It is an exploration of the history and future of the struggle for women’s suffrage.


Casemaker Access Has Ended

As you know, the Alabama State Bar is now offering its members legal research capabilities through Fastcase. Access to Casemaker has been available during this time of transition, but that ended this past Friday, Nov. 6, 2020. If you have questions please contact Autumn Caudell at or (334) 517-2120.

Appellate Court Information

  • Click here to view the Alabama Supreme Court decisions and opinions from Nov. 6

  • Click here to view the Criminal Appeals decisions and opinions from Nov. 6

  • Click here to view the Civil Appeals decisions and opinions from Nov. 5

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 Calendar

Nov. 10: Wellness CLE: Assessing Bandwidth and Setting Boundaries - Essential Tools for Pandemic Life

Nov. 18: Mindfulness In Law Society Meeting

Nov. 19: What is ransomware and how to prevent an attack? (Non-credit CLE)

Nov. 20: Racial Bias in Worker's Compensation

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Features from the Bar

Lenovo Deals up to 71% off 

Shopping made easy during Lenovo's Days of Doorbusters! Up to 71% off on tech gifts and stocking stuffers. Offers valid through 11/15/2020 or while supplies last!

Call: 1-800-426-7235, ext. 3577 

Send Us Your Stories!

The #MoreThanALawyer series highlights attorneys' volunteer and community service. We’d like to share your stories on our website and social media pages. Email us a photo depicting how you’re #MoreThanALawyer, or nominate a fellow attorney to be featured.

MILS Virtual Gathering

The Alabama Chapter of the Mindfulness in Law Society (MILS) invites you to a virtual gathering on Wednesday, Nov. 18th from 12:00-12:45 p.m. via Zoom. Join the Zoom Meeting 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

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