ASB Position Opening: Admissions Director

The Director of Admissions (Director) is a highly responsible administrative and supervisory position, which reports directly to the General Counsel and Executive Director. The Director's primary responsibilities include the administration and enforcement of the Rules Governing Admission to the ASB. You can view the full job description here. The application deadline is Oct. 31, 2021.

ASB Position Opening: Law Practice Management Coordinator

This position is responsible for educating attorneys on best practices for managing their practice and law firm, including gathering information, reviewing member benefit proposals, presenting and planning CLE programs, writing for publications, and consulting with individual attorneys and firms. Read the full description here. The deadline to apply is Oct. 31, 2021.

Official Court Reporter Vacancy Announcement

The United States District Court for the Southern District of Alabama is currently accepting applications for a full-time Official Court Reporter in Mobile, Alabama.  Candidates must be Realtime proficient and utilize Computer Aided Transcription (C.A.T.), with Realtime certification strongly preferred.
For more detailed qualification requirements, compensation and benefits, and application instructions, please see full notice of vacancy at

REMINDER: Annual License Renewal Payments Due 

While Annual License Renewal Payments were due Oct. 1, payments made after Oct. 31 will be subject to a statutory late fee. Alabama State Bar members will notice a one-year fee decrease in fees. Occupational license fees are reduced from $325 to $300, and the corresponding reduction of the special membership fee goes from $162.50 to $150. Please note, fees will return to the regular rate in 2022. Payment may be made online or you can print a voucher to mail with your check at

Decisions and Opinions from Alabama's Appellate Courts

  • Click here to view the Criminal Appeals decisions and opinions from Oct. 8.

  • Click here to view the Civil Appeals decisions and opinions from Oct 8.

  • Click here to view the Supreme Court of Alabama decisions and opinions from Sept. 30 (most recent).

The Supreme Court of Alabama will host Oral Arguments at Saenger Theatre in Mobile on Nov. 5, 2021. Click here to view the docket here.

Buzz from the Bar

Featured Member Benefit: Fastcase

Did you know that as a Fastcase subscriber, you have free access to the JurisPro Expert Witness Directory? Find the most comprehensive directory of expert witnesses available across thousands of fields right on the Fastcase platform. Login now using your member account.

Wellness Corner: Mindful or Mind Full?

Mindfulness – are you tired of hearing the word?  What does any of this mean anyway?  In this month's wellness corner article, learn more about what mindfulness is and how practicing mindfulness can promote your health and well-being.

Alabama Lawyer September Issue Now Available

Don't miss the latest issue of the Alabama Lawyer - now available on the Alabama Lawyer homepage. You can also find audio versions of September articles and a digital flip-book version of the magazine, too!

#MoreThanALawyer featuring Stephen Rygiel

Friday’s #MoreThanALawyer featured attorney and 2021 Public Interest Lawyer Award Winner Stephen Rygiel. Share your story or nominate a fellow attorney today!

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Pro Bono Month Info

What is Your Story – Thoughts From Week One of the Pro Bono Celebration Book Club

As lawyers, we all have a story to tell. That story might be something from our past that causes embarrassment, shame, or anger. That story might be something you view as a weakness in our profession. However, in the first week of the book club, we learned that we all have a story that can be used as a strength. We learned to be open to share those stories to encourage and influence others. This week also taught us the value of mentorship to individuals that reach out to us. We all live such busy lives, but take that time to inspire others to enter our legal profession, but especially if a person has the courage to cold call your office for advice. As lawyers, we should never step away from our responsibility to render service including mentoring the next generation of lawyers. What is your story?
Join us for the second week and register for the book club online. Book Club discussions will take place via Zoom from Noon - 12:45 p.m. everyTuesday in October. The zoom link, meeting ID and password are listed below:
Join Link
Meeting ID: 937 4464 6276
Passcode: E9bXrV

Mark your calendar for this week's Pro Bono Month events: 

    Wednesday, Oct. 13 at Noon: Top 10 Mistakes Made in Mediation
    - Cooper Shattuck has been a mediator on the Roster of the Alabama State Court Mediators and an arbitrator on the Roster of the Alabama Center for Dispute Resolution since 1998. Mediation gives parties the opportunity to resolve disputes in a timely manner while having more control over possible solutions and agreements. Join Cooper as he discusses the Top 10 Mistakes Made in Mediation. Register here.

    Oct. 12 - Senior Wills Clinic (Dothan, AL) Volunteers needed. Please contact Hilaire Armstrong to volunteer.

Upcoming Events

Alabama Bank Counsel Conference Set for Oct. 21 in Birmingham

The Alabama Bankers Association will host the Alabama Bank Counsel Conference on Oct. 21 at the Renaissance Birmingham Ross Bridge Golf Resort & Spa. This event will feature U.S. Attorney Prim Escalona as the featured keynote ethics speaker.
For attorneys who advise financial institutions on legal matters, this conference is the perfect way to gain additional insight into several important topics affecting the community, regional, and national banking landscape.
Click here for a registration form and for more information!
Ready to register? Click here to register online.

ADLA Upcoming Events

Live CLE Webinar: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Panel
Oct. 21, 11:00 a.m. Register here.

District 3 Mixer at The Lower Lounge in Montgomery
Oct. 21, 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm | Register here.


Barre & Bubbly Hosted by the Women in the Law
Oct. 29, 9:30 am - 11:30 am | Register here.

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