News and Updates

View Full Annual Meeting Agenda: CLEs and Special Events

The full agenda, including CLE sessions and special events, is now available on the Annual Meeting page on our website. You can view it here! We have an amazing line up of speakers.

There is still time to join us in Point Clear! To register, go to your dashboard, and click on Annual Meeting on the left side of the screen.

ASB Position Opening: VLP Intake Specialist

The ASB Volunteer Lawyer Program (VLP) 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!

Last Call: 2021-2022 ASB Task Forces and Committee Sign-Ups

President-Elect Taze Shepard invites you to consider a leadership role in one of our committees or task forces. You will help our bar develop new projects with our 18,000+ members. 

You can fill out our online application here through June 4. If you are interested in serving on a task force or committee that you don't see listed on the form, please email Taze. If selected for an appointment, you will be notified this summer.

ICYMI: Supreme Court Removes COVID Restrictions on Heflin-Torbert Judicial Building

As of close-of-business on Friday, May 28, 2021, COVID-19-related Visitor Guidelines and Employee Guidelines are fully revoked at the Heflin-Torbert Judicial Building. You may view the full Order here.

Appellate Court Information

  • Click here to view the Supreme Court of Alabama decisions and opinions from May 28.

  • Click here to view the Criminal Appeals decisions and opinions from May 28.

  • Click here to view the Civil Appeals decisions and opinions from May 28.

Weighing Constitutional Rights: Teaching Historic Court Cases

Join education and legal professionals on July 14 or 21 for a half-day Johnson Institute Scholars course on incorporating historic court cases into middle and high school instruction. This virtual course for educators will take a pedagogical look at the Constitutional arguments of Williams v. Wallace, the 1965 court case that followed “Bloody Sunday” and paved the way for the Selma-to-Montgomery March, a turning point in the Civil Rights Movement.

Share this with any teachers in your lives: Learn more and register here.

Online CLEs and Events

A Higher Bar: Meeting Client Expectations Post-2020

Wednesday, June 2
12 - 1 p.m. | Register here
1.0 CLE

The world has been turned upside down and many things will never be the same, the legal industry included. With the rapid adoption of cloud-based technologies and virtual communication, client expectations have shifted. Learn how to set you firm up for success.

Free Wellness CLEs

  • Thursday, June 10 at 12 p.m. Register Here
    Recognizing and Getting Help with Addiction and Substance Abuse; Speakers: Attorney Mary O'Neill and ALAP Director Jeremy Rakes

  • Tuesday, Aug. 17 at 12 p.m. Register Here
    Suicide Awareness and Prevention: This CLE will be presented by the SAM Foundation and will be limited to 105 attendees.

Features from the Bar

Featured Member Benefit: OWA Amusement Park

OWA, a joint venture with the City of Foley and its Foley Sports Tourism Complex, is a family-friendly retail, dining and entertainment destination for individuals of all ages. Special for all Alabama State Bar members: enjoy a 20% off coupon.

>> Find details here!

Make Use of Our Ethics Helpline 

The Ethics Helpline is one of our most valuable member benefits. All ethics advice is non-binding and intended only to be informational. However, reliance on telephonic ethics advice may be considered as a mitigating factor in a disciplinary proceeding. Contact the helpline at (334) 269-1515 or

Join the #ASBLawFirmChallenge

We hope that you will join the Law Firm Challenge in celebration of the 30th Anniversary of the Alabama State Bar Volunteer Lawyers Program! Click here to certify online by Oct. 1.

These individuals and firms have completed the challenge! Won't you join them?

  • Susan K Harmon, Attorney at Law

  • Eric Wilson Law, LLC

  • John E. Medaris


For more information contact Hilaire Armstrong.

IN MEMORIAM: Deceased Attorneys

Ronald Gregg Davenport
Alex City
Admitted: Sept. 26, 1975
Died: May 23, 2021

Robert Pendas Denniston
Admitted: June 3, 1941
Died: May 25, 2021

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