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Alabama State Bar Presents Fred David Gray with Resolutions Honoring Life, Legacy and Legal Career

The Alabama State Bar on Wednesday, June 16, 2021, presented Attorney Fred David Gray with an official resolution honoring his life, legacy and legal career, adopted by the 75-member Alabama State Bar Board of Bar Commissioners. 

ASB President Bob Methvin presented the framed resolution at the Tuskegee History Center.

“I am proud to be here on behalf of the Alabama State Bar, the Board of Bar Commissioners and our 18,000+ members. Mr. Gray’s courage and conviction inspire all of us every day,” said President Methvin, as he handed the framed resolutions to Mr. Gray. “Fred Gray became a lawyer because he understood that lawyers help people. For over sixty years, he has made this country a better place by following through on his commitment to destroy everything segregated that he could find.”

Members of Gray’s family and Tuskegee community leaders joined Alabama State Bar officers and staff for the ceremony and press conference. Attendees gave Mr. Gray a standing ovation as he stepped up to the podium to receive the resolution.

“Thank you to the Alabama State Bar for this recognition. It is with deep humility that I accept this award on behalf of all those unknown heroes and clients whose names never appear in print and whose faces never appear on television. Those are the persons who laid the foundations so that you may honor me here today. I pledge to you that I will keep fighting for equal justice under the law,” said Mr. Gray.

At the press conference, President Methvin also announced plans to break ground on the Fred David Gray Courtyard adjacent to the Alabama State Bar building on Dexter Avenue in downtown Montgomery.

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Annual Meeting Virtual Track Registration

Don't forget, if you can't make it to the Annual Meeting in person, we have added a Virtual-Only track. 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. Register on your dashboard!

The full agenda is on the Annual Meeting page on our website. You can view it here!

Annual Meeting Sponsor Spotlights:

Every Monday between now and the Annual Meeting, we want to shine a spotlight on our amazing sponsors. Their support allows us to put together a top-notch event with acclaimed CLE speakers.

Today, get to know our SILVER sponsors:


A Message from the ASB Women's Section: Don’t Miss These Events at the Annual Meeting!

Friday, July 16

  • 11:00 a.m. – CLE on Mentorship, Sponsorship and Allyship Throughout Your Career

  • 12:30 p.m. – Maud McLure Kelly Reception and Luncheon – you do not have to attend the Annual Meeting to attend the luncheon

  • 6:00 p.m. – Silent Auction to benefit the Women’s Section Scholarship Program 

Please see the flyer here for more details. Please email Sherrie or Jennifer with any questions.  

Last Day to Sign-up for 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 p.m. today. Be sure to reference this task force and include your contact information. If selected for an appointment, you will be notified this summer.

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.

Notice of and Opportunity For Comment on Amendments to the Rules of the United States Court of Appeals for The Eleventh Circuit

Pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 2071(b), notice and opportunity for comment is hereby given of proposed amendments to the Rules of the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit.  The public comment period is from Aug. 4 to Sept. 3, 2021.
A copy of the proposed amendments may be obtained on and after Aug. 4, 2021, from the court’s website.  A copy may also be obtained without charge from the Office of the Clerk, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, 56 Forsyth St., N.W., Atlanta, Georgia 30303; phone: 404-335-6100. 
Comments on the proposed amendments may be submitted in writing to the Clerk at the above address, or electronically, by 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time on Sept. 3, 2021.

Appellate Court Information

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

  • Click here to view the Criminal Appeals decisions and opinions from June 18.

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

IN MEMORIAM: Deceased Attorney

Stephen Keith Orso
Admitted: Sept. 25, 1981
Died: June 10, 2021

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