News and Updates

Thanks for Making Our 144th Annual Meeting GRAND! 

Thank you to all our attendees, presenters, sponsors, and vendors from the 144th Annual Meeting. It was wonderful to see friends and colleagues in person while being able to provide a virtual track as well. We had nearly 400 members join us at the Grand Hotel and another 170 attending virtually, making for the largest Annual Meeting attendance to date!

>>View and download photos from the event here

Taze Shepard Begins Term as 146th Alabama State Bar President

Congratulations to Taze Shepard who begins his term as President as well as Gibson Vance, our new President-Elect! Look for full articles about their plans for their term in next week's Scoop.

We also congratulate these members who received awards during Saturday's Grand Convocation:

Ellen Brooks, Award of Merit
Judge Brendette Brown Green, Judicial Award of Merit
Judge Sibley Reynolds, Judicial Award of Merit
Christy Crow, William D. "Bill" Scruggs, Jr. Service to the Bar Award
LaBella McCallum, J. Anthony "Tony" McLain Professionalism Award
John Brinkley, Commissioner's Award
Mike Ermert, Commissioner's Award
Jana Garner, Commissioner's Award
Rebekah McKinney, Commissioner's Award

Also, congratulations to this year's President's Award recipients:

Clay Ryan
Courtney Gipson
Raymond Bell
Jana Garner
Tom Perry
Ane Debro
Hal Turner
Rebekah McKinney

Mike Ermert
Diandra Debrosse
Mark Boardman
Terri Tompkins
Cassandra Adams
Cliff Mendheim
Jeff Bowling
Lang Floyd

Hashtag Contest Winner:

Congratulations to
Pooja Chawla for winning the #ASBGrandReturn Hashtag Contest! 

She'll receive a free registration to the 2022 Annual Meeting!

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.

Appellate Court Information

  • Click here to view the Criminal Appeals decisions and opinions from July 16.

  • Click here to view the Civil Appeals decisions and opinions from July 16.

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

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

Upcoming Events and CLEs

Second Suicide Awareness CLE Almost Full

Our Lawyer Wellness CLE: Suicide Awareness and Prevention planned for 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.

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