News and Updates

Virtual Track Added to Annual Meeting Registration


We have added a Virtual-Only track for the 2021 Annual Meeting registration. After hearing from many members, we decided to extend the opportunity to hear high-quality speakers and gain CLE credits to those who are not able attend in-person. The $99 virtual registration includes up to 14 hours of CLE credit, including one ethics hour.

Virtual sessions will be held Thursday, July 15 and Friday, July 16. You can register for the virtual track and the in-person conference on your member dashboard!

The full agenda, including CLE sessions and special in-person events, is now available on the Annual Meeting page on our website. You can view it here!

Congratulations to the 2021 Alabama Legal Food Frenzy Winners.

In the sixth year of the program, lawyers throughout the state donated a total of $55,000 dollars in donations, which equates to nearly a quarter of a million pounds in food. It is the largest fundraising outcome the event has raised in the history of the program.

The record-breaking boost benefits Alabama’s four regional food banks. President Methvin joined Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall this morning to celebrate the fundraiser’s success for Alabama’s food banks and the populations they serve.

The law firm or legal organization that donated the most per employee this year is Martin & Helms, PC, which received The Attorney General’s Cup for the second year in a row, with other honors to other firms awarded in categories based on the firm’s size.

The winners of the Alabama Legal Food Frenzy are:

Attorney General’s Cup:

Martin & Helms, P.C. - Huntsville
Food Bank of North Alabama
20,000 meals donated | 5,000 per employee

Top Category Winners:
Sole Proprietor (1-2 attorneys): 
Dagney Johnson Law Group - Birmingham
Community Food Bank of Central Alabama 
3,500 meals donated | 1,750 per employee

Small (3-20 attorneys):
Martin & Helms, P.C. - Huntsville
Food Bank of North Alabama
20,000 meals donated | 5,000 per employee

Medium (21-40 attorneys):
Hill Hill Carter Franco Cole & Black, P.C. - Montgomery
Montgomery Area Food Bank
31,175 meals donated | 820 per employee

Large (40+ attorneys):
Carr Allison - Birmingham
Community Food Bank of Central Alabama
45,350 meals donated | 354 per employee

Legal Organization:
U.S. District Court - Southern District of Alabama
Feeding the Gulf Coast
5,225 meals donated | 87 per employee

Sign-up for the 2021-2022 Lawyer Voices for Survivors Task Force

President-Elect Taze Shepard invites you to apply for an appointment to the 2021-2022 Lawyer Voices for Survivors Task Force. The task force will:

1) Conduct outreach, awareness activities, and provide resources for the public,

2) Provide free legal services to human trafficking survivors, and

3) Help identify potential speakers and presentations.

Email if you are interested in serving by 5:00 pm on Monday, June 20, 2021. Be sure to reference this task force and include your contact information. If selected for an appointment, you will be notified this summer.

Mindfulness In Law Society Returns to In-Person Meetings  

The Alabama Chapter of the Mindfulness in Law Society (MILS) is excited to return to in person luncheons starting this month! Instead of our usual Zoom luncheons we will be meeting at Bettola Italian Restaurant on Wednesday, June 16, for an informal lunch gathering.

Wednesday, June 16
11:30 am
Bettola Italian Restaurant
2930 3rd Avenue South
Should you have any questions, feel free to contact the Co-Chairs Emily Hornsby or Susan Han of the MILS Alabama Chapter:

Birmingham Bar and Magic City Bar Partner for School Supply Drive

The Birmingham Bar Association and the Magic City Bar Association are partnering on a School Supplies Drive. Please help elementary school children succeed in school by selecting items from our Amazon wishlist or by making a tax deductible financial donation by June 29.

Details are available here.

Appellate Court Information

  • Click here to view the Supreme Court of Alabama decisions and opinions from June 11.

  • Click here to view the Criminal Appeals decisions and opinions from June 11.

  • Click here to view the Civil Appeals decisions and opinions from June 11.

Features from the Bar

Featured Member Benefit: Clio

To help your firm thrive in 2021, start by building a success plan. This involves identifying your firm’s goals and what tools you need to make it all happen. To begin, read How to Build Your Law Firm’s 2021 Success Plan.

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.

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.

We list the new individuals and firms that have completed the challenge in each week's "Scoop!" Won't you join them on the list?

  • Michael A. Wing, LLC 


For more information contact Hilaire Armstrong.

IN MEMORIAM: Deceased Attorney

William Lee Irons
Admitted: Sept. 7, 1966
Died: June 1, 2021

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