Board of Bar Commissioners to Meet This Week; Watch LIVE!

The BBC will meet Friday in Montgomery. You can stay informed on what's happening with your Bar by watching the live stream of the meeting at this link. The link will be live beginning at 10 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 29.

Reminder: Annual License Renewal Payments Past-Due; Statutory Late Fees Applied After Oct. 31

Payments made after Oct. 31 will be subject to a statutory late fee (for occupational licenses only). All members will notice a one-year fee decrease in fees. 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

Leadership Forum Now Recruiting Class 16

The Alabama State Bar is now accepting applications for Leadership Forum Class 16. All applications must be completed and received by the Bar by 5:00 p.m. on Nov. 15, 2021. Successful applicants will be notified no later than December 17. Class 16 will consist of no more than 30 participants.

Applicants must be in good standing with the Alabama State Bar and have practiced law for not less than 5 years and for not more than 16 years as of January 1, 2022 (based upon first admission to any state bar).

To apply, or nominate someone from your firm, please complete the online application. For more information, contact Robyn Bernier.

Notice Of and Opportunity For Comment On Amendments To the Rules of the United States Court of Appeals for the 11th 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 Monday December 6, 2021, to Wednesday January 5, 2022.
A copy of the proposed amendments may be obtained on and after Monday December 6, 2021, from the court’s website at  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 at, by 5:00 PM Eastern Time on Wednesday January 5, 2022.

Decisions and Opinions from Alabama's Appellate Courts

  • Click here to view the Supreme Court of Alabama decisions and opinions from Oct. 22.

  • Click here to view the Criminal Appeals decisions and opinions from Oct. 22.

  • Click here to view the Civil Appeals decisions and opinions from Oct. 22.

Buzz from the Bar

Featured Member Benefit: Alabama Lawyer Assistance Program (ALAP)

ALAP has confidentially serviced more than 1,000 lawyers in the state of Alabama since the program started in 2000. ALAP provides support and assistance, referrals for evaluation and treatment, monitoring for accountability and compliance, and ongoing guidance and support for any lawyer, law student or judge that may be in need.  

Admissions Ceremony: Photo Opportunity for Admittees

Thursday morning, the Alabama State Bar welcomes more than 450 new members at the Fall admission ceremony. All are welcome to take photographs with our new photo signs after the ceremony. Find these near the table where you pick up your certificate. 

Alabama State Bar Seeks To Fill Two Positions

The Alabama State Bar is currently accepting applications for two positions: the Director of Admissions and the Law Practice Management Coordinator. You can view the full job descriptions online. The deadline to apply is Oct. 31, 2021.

#MoreThanALawyer featuring Huntsville Attorney Tom Ryan

Friday’s #MoreThanALawyer featured L. Thomas Ryan, Jr. – winner of the 2021 Albert L. Vreeland Award. Share your story or nominate a fellow attorney today!

View Friday's feature >>

Pro Bono Month Info

Mark Your Calendar for This Week's Pro Bono Month Events.



  • Oct. 26 (10 a.m. - 2 p.m.) - Senior Wills Clinic
    Dr. Michael and Catherine Bullock Community and Recreational Center, 1428 Broad St., Selma

FREE CLE Wednesday, Oct. 27 at Noon: FEMA 101 and Disaster Legal Assistance: How Attorneys Can Prepare and Respond to Climate-Related Emergencies - Join national experts Jeanne Ortiz and Shrushti Kothari as they speak about Disaster Legal Assistance. Register here.



Don't miss the final ASB Book Club Meeting this Tuesday, Oct. 26, from Noon - 12:45 p.m.
Our Book Club discussion will take place via Zoom. The zoom link, meeting ID and password are listed below:
Join Link
Meeting ID: 937 4464 6276
Passcode: E9bXrV

The American Bar Association, an inaugural Book Club partner, will host (via Zoom) a book discussion with the author, Brittany Barnett, Wednesday, October 27, at 3 p.m.

Register in advance with the ABA to attend the book discussion with the author.

Legal Services Alabama Hosts Pro Bono Webinar Series

To register for these free CLEs, please click the title of the webinar(s) below:
Overcoming Bias in the Justice System
Heir Property in Alabama

Upcoming Events

The Mobile and Baldwin Bar Associations have partnered together to host the Supreme Court of Alabama for Oral Arguments on November 4-5, 2021 in Mobile, Alabama.

The Oral Arguments will be held starting at 9 AM at the Saenger Theatre at 6 South Joachim Street in Mobile. Attendance is open to Alabama practicing attorneys and area school students. Those planning to attend must register; Registration is free.

Available CLE Credits: 2.0

Click here to view the docket.

In Conjunction with the Oral Arguments, there will be an 3-Hour Appellate Practice CLE on Thursday, Nov. 4, followed by a Judges Welcome Reception.

Registration fees include entrance to the CLE and the reception. Registration by Friday, Oct. 29, is $100; afterwards it is $125. Register here.

IN MEMORIAM: Deceased Attorneys

Robert William Walker
Union Grove
Died: May 15, 2021
Admitted: January 10, 2013

Phillip Hampton Street
Atlanta, GA
Died: October 4, 2021
Admitted: September 26, 1986

Mary Amelia (Ame) Anderson
Died: October 13, 2021
Admitted: September 26, 1988

Craig Lamar Williams
Died: October 13, 2021
Admitted: September 26, 1978

Palmer Clarkson Hamilton
Died: October 15, 2021
Admitted: May 3, 1974

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