News and Updates

144th Annual Meeting Kicks Off Wednesday!

We're so excited about this year's in-person and virtual Annual Meeting! The in-person programming kicks off Wednesday afternoon, while the virtual sessions begin Thursday.

WE HAVE EXTENDED THE DEADLINE TO REGISTER FOR THE VIRTUAL TRACK through midnight Wednesday. Register on your dashboard. The $99 virtual track includes 13 CLE hours, including an hour of ethics.

You can view the extended version of the program here! We also have a free app for all attendees, which allowed you to view the meeting schedule, create a personalized schedule, view speaker photos and bios, view and download CLE materials, and much more.
Follow these simple steps to access the 2021 ASB Annual Meeting app:

  1. Use the link: or;

  2. Download the “Yapp” app to your mobile device

    1. For the Apple App Store

    2. For the Google Play Store

  3. Launch Yapp and enter the Yapp ID Code: ASBANNUAL21

Access and Print CLE Materials for use Onsite
We will not be providing printed handout materials or a thumb drive during the meeting. If you would like to have a printed handout with you during the meeting, you may access, download and print any or all of the 2021 Annual Meeting CLE Materials from the App.


All in-person attendees can enter to win the Grand Prize Giveaway, compliments of ISI, for a weeklong stay in HAWAII, with a round trip airfare for two includes. To enter, grab the Legal Expo Punch Card from your registration packet, and visit each Legal Expo vendor. Once your punch card is full, you can drop it in the drawing. We will draw for the winner at the Grand Convocation Saturday morning. 

Thank you for Insurance Specialists, Inc (ISI) for the giveaway!

Scroll down to the bottom of this email to learn more about the
2021 Annual Meeting Sponsors!

Supreme Court of Alabama Revokes All But One COVID-related Emergency Orders

The Court, having fully considered that the state of emergency for the State of Alabama has ended, ordered the end of the state of emergency for the Judicial Branch of the State of Alabama effective 5:00 p.m. on July 11, 2021. All previous administrative orders issued by this Court related to the COVID-19 pandemic are revoked, except for Administrative Order No. 10 issued on Apr. 28, 2021, which extended provisions pertaining to settlements in workers’ compensation cases until July 29, 2021, or further order of this Court. Read the full Order here.

Amendments to Alabama Rules of Appellate Procedure

The Supreme Court of Alabama has made chances to the Alabama Rules of Appellate Procedure. The linked Order amends Rule 28(d)(6), Rule 32(a)(3)(A), and Rule 32(a)(4), and adopts the committee comments to those rules, effective immediately. Also, please see the additional Order adopting Rule 21(g) and Rule 27(e), effective August 1, 2021.

Supreme Court Seeks Comment on Proposed Changes to Attorney Advertising Rules

The Supreme Court of Alabama requests written comments by any interested person on amendments to Rules 7.1-7.6 of the Alabama Rules of Professional Conduct that have been proposed by the Board of Bar Commissioners of the Alabama State Bar. Comments should be accompanied by the name (including position and organization if appropriate) and contact information of the submitting person and must be received by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, July 30, 2021.

Those submitting comments may do so in one of the following three ways:

  1. Mail: Please direct mailed correspondence to:
    Julia J. Weller, Clerk
    Supreme Court of Alabama
    300 Dexter Avenue
    Montgomery, AL 36104

  2. Email: If submitting a comment by email, please attach your submission as a separate document in PDF format and sent to

  3. Online Submission: Use the online submission form accessible at

Chief Deputy Clerk Position Vacancy for U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit

The United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit is recruiting for the position of Chief Deputy Clerk. The position will be posted until Aug. 5, 2021. The vacancy announcement is available by clicking 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.

Take the Law Firm Challenge today!

Help expand access to justice by taking the challenge! Swing by the VLP table at the annual meeting for a quick certification!

Contact Hilaire Armstrong for more information.

Appellate Court Information

  • Click here to view the Supreme Court of Alabama decisions and opinions from July 9.

  • Click here to view the Criminal Appeals decisions and opinions from July 9.

  • Click here to view the Civil Appeals decisions and opinions from July 9.

Upcoming Events and CLEs

New 2-Hour Wellness CLE Added

Our Lawyer Wellness CLE: Suicide Awareness and Prevention on Aug. 17 was so popular, it filled up quickly! We decided to add a second session, and its attendance is also capped at the request of the speaker.

Tuesday, Aug. 18 at 12 p.m. Register here
This CLE will be presented by the SAM Foundation and will be limited to 105 attendees.

Alabama Defense Lawyers Association to host Bibb Allen Memorial Trial Academy in August

Trial Academy is recommended for attorneys who seek to develop and/or polish basic trial skills. Trial Academy participants will focus on voir dire, opening statements, direct and cross examination, impeachment tactics, introduction of exhibits, objections, closing arguments, and ethics.

ADLA's Bibb Allen Memorial Trial Academy
August 12-13, 2021
Cumberland School of Law, Birmingham

The program is for ADLA members only.  Anyone who wishes to attend, and is not a current member, must fill out a membership application.  More information can be found at or call 334-395-4455 for more information. 

Member Benefit News

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Annual Meeting Sponsor Spotlight

Thank you to our sponsors!


2B Solutions

Alabama State Bar Administrative Law Section

Alabama Court Reporting

Alabama MedScreen

Badham Buck

Bedford Rogers Bowling & McReynolds

Carr Riggs & Ingram

Cory Watson, P.C.

Alabama State Bar Family Law Section

Fresh Managed It

Jinks Crow & Dickson

Lewis & Feldman

Maynard Cooper & Gale

Richard Raleigh & Christopher Lockwood of Wilmer & Lee, PA

Strategic Tax & Accounting

Alabama State Bar Workers’ Compensation Section

IN MEMORIUM: Deceased Attorney

Lenora Walker Pate
Died June 23, 2021
Admitted Sept. 27, 1985

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