Consider Lawyers Render Service, Inc. for Your Year-end Gift!
Lawyers Render Service, Inc. is the new 501(c)(3) designed to raise money to help lawyers who are facing medical crises or other life-altering situations. Lawyers are well-known as being the most giving profession – helping our neighbors, our clients, and our communities.
Now there’s a way to help fellow lawyers in need. Donate to Lawyers Render Service, Inc. as part of your year-end giving. You can donate directly in one easy step by using this link or clicking the "Give Now" button below.

Give Now

Year-end giving is a great way to give back – but there another easy way! Pre-commitment forms are available on the Bar’s website for specialty Alabama license plates. Proceeds from the sale of these Alabama State Bar license plates will also assist fellow members of the legal community who have experienced significant, potentially life-changing events in their lives.
Thank you for considering Lawyers Render Service, Inc. this year when making your year-end gifts!

Zoom Virtual Hearing Handbook for Alabama Lawyers

The Alabama State Bar's COVID-19 Civil Bench and Bar Task Force has developed a Zoom Virtual Hearing Handbook for Alabama Lawyers. It is designed to provide lawyers with the basic tools and best practices for participating in zoom hearings and proceedings. Special thanks to Steve Nicholas and Judges Tamara Harris Johnson and Adrian Johnson for their insight and work on putting together the handbook.

You can view and download a copy here.

Appellate Court Information

  • Click here to view the Alabama Supreme Court decisions and opinions from Dec. 18

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

  • Click here to view the Civil Appeals decisions and opinions 
    from Dec. 18 

Hiring Information for Jones School of Law Graduates and Students

Jones School of Law graduates and students are available for Alabama lawyers to interview for any open Clerk or Associate positions.  For more information, email Bryan Morgan, Director of Career Development, call (334) 386-7905 or visit this link.

Advisory Committee on Child Support Guidelines and Enforcement Meeting

The Alabama Advisory Committee on Child Support Guidelines and Enforcement is scheduled to have a virtual meeting on Thursday, January 7, 2021, beginning at 10:00 A.M. 

The Supreme Court of Alabama appoints the members of the Committee. The Committee’s role is to review and make recommendations to the Supreme Court concerning the Child-Support Guidelines and Schedule of Basic Child-Support Obligations, which are used by courts in this State in determining the amounts of child support to be paid. At this meeting the Committee will continue reviewing and discussing the current Guidelines and Schedule.

Persons wishing to submit written comments and suggestions to the Committee concerning the Guidelines and Schedule may do so through the United States Mail, postmarked no later than Wednesday, December 30, 2020, to the Supreme Court of Alabama Clerk’s Office, Attention: Advisory Committee on Child Support Guidelines, 300 Dexter Avenue, Montgomery, AL 36104-3741. No telephone comments and suggestions will be accepted.

Persons wishing to join the web meeting should submit an e-mail no later than 5:00 P.M. Central Time on Tuesday, January 5, 2021, for instructions. The Committee will allow public comments toward the end of the meeting. Materials for this meeting may be found here.

IN MEMORIUM: Deceased Attorneys

Hon. Alva Hugh Maddox
Died: Dec. 11, 2020.
Admitted: Feb. 18, 1957

Jimmy Randall Lakey
Died: Dec. 13, 2020
Admitted: Apr. 30, 2009

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