News and Updates

Welcome Terri Lovell as Executive Director

As of June 2, Terri Lovell has begun her tenure as Executive Director. Help us welcome her to the Alabama State Bar! You can read more about Terri here.

“It is a great privilege and honor to lead the Alabama State Bar and help direct the future of the Alabama legal community,” said Lovell.  “I look forward to building relationships and identifying opportunities every day in which we can engage, equip and empower our members for their best work.”

Ellen Brooks, who's served as Interim Executive Director since February, will remain on board until June 30, to assist in the transition and advise as needed.

95% of Annual Meeting Room Block at the Grand Now Full

We are almost full! To reserve your rooms, you'll first have to register for the conference by going to your Dashboard. In the confirmation email, you'll receive a link to book. The Annual Meeting will be held at the Grand Hotel in Point Clear on July 14-16.

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!

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!

ASB Spotlight: Lawyer Public Relations Task Force

Read coverage from the Dothan Eagle about Bernard Nomberg's speaking engagement at the Wiregrass-Enterprise Chapter of the National Active and Retired Federal Employees Nomberg, a member of the Lawyer Public Relations Task Force, spoke on the positive ways Alabama lawyers and the legal profession impact the State. Read more here.

From the Wellness Task Force: Having An Attitude of Gratitude

Click here to read the latest article by the Quality of Life, Health and Wellness Task Force. M. Leigh Tyson, a task force member, shares advice on ways to help foster and maintain an Attitude of Gratitude.

"The key to having an attitude of gratitude," she writes, "is to be content with what we have instead of looking at others with envy. It seems that people are wired to look at others’ lives and compare."

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.

Online CLEs and Events

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: Rental Car Discounts

Alabama State Bar members receive up to 25% off Hertz and 7% off base rates for Dollar and Thrifty when using your ASB code. You can find the codes on your dashboard at by clicking on member benefit discounts.

Cumberland Law Professor and Author Discusses Book

The Joy of Scholarship: Teaching Law and Writing History
 is a memoir of research professor David J. Langum Sr.’s teaching and scholarship. Read an interview conducted by Cumberland School of Law on the book and the inspiration for it.

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

Thomas Blake Liveoak
Admitted: Sept. 27, 2002
Died: May 22, 2021

James Manley Tingle
Admitted: Sept. 3, 1959
Died: June 1, 2021

Edward Powell Turner, Jr.
Admitted: Jan. 1, 1955
Died: Apr. 21, 2021

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