Federal and State Government Lawyers Month

President Taze Shepard has named the month of December "Federal and State Lawyers Month." This month, our two free CLEs will focus on that theme.

FREE CLE: The Government's Lawyer

Join us Dec. 8 for a free CLE featuring presenter Jay Town, former U.S. Attorney, former Asst. District Attorney, and former Marine JAG lawyer. 

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FREE CLE: Comparing the Roles of State Agency Counsel and Private Appointed Counsel
Co-sponsored by the Alabama State Bar and the Montgomery County Bar Association

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More Upcoming CLEs

Free CLE: Preserving the Rights of Medicaid Recipients Both at and Outside of Administrative Hearings

Join Legal Services Alabama and the Alabama Disabilities Advocacy Program (ADAP) to learn more about protecting and preserving the rights of Medicaid recipients. The training will broadly cover the categories of services available under each Alabama Home and Community Based Services (HCBS) waiver and will be presented by ADAP Attorney Shandra Monterastelli.

Dec. 9 at 12 PM | Register here

Wellness and Ethics CLE

Join the Quality of Life, Health and Wellness Committee for a free CLE: A Perspective on Health and Wellness for Lawyers and Judges and Ethical Considerations. The course has been approved for 1.0 CLE including an ethics credit.

Friday, Dec. 17, 2021 | 12 to 1 p.m.

The panel discussion features Judge Martha Cook, Judge Brendette Brown Green, Dr. Rachel Fry and Susan Han; moderated by Christy Crow.

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Buzz from the Bar

Fred Gray Speaks at  Rosa Parks Day Ceremony

Civil Rights attorney Fred Gray spoke during a Rosa Parks Day and art unveiling ceremony at the Troy University Rosa Parks Museum in downtown Montgomery on Wednesday Dec. 1, 2021.

Reminder: MCLE Deadline Dec. 31

You are required to complete at least 12.0 total MCLE credits, including at least 1.0 Ethics credits. These credits must be completed no later than Dec. 31, 2021, and reported no later than Feb. 15, 2022.

Alabama Lawyer: Audio Versions Available 

Audio versions of the Nov. Alabama Lawyer articles are available on our website. Go to the Alabama Lawyer homepage, and click on the "Audio Version Available" button beneath the title of each article. At the top of the page there is a "play" button. It's that easy!

The Holiday Rush: Are You Ready?

Ship early to ensure your packages arrive in time this holiday season and use your UPS member benefits to save on shipping. Be sure to check the latest info on UPS’s holiday shipping calendar and ship by dates. 

Decisions and Opinions from Alabama's Appellate Courts


  • View the Supreme Court of Alabama decisions and opinions from Dec. 3.

  • View the Criminal Appeals decisions and opinions from Dec. 3

  • View the Civil Appeals decisions and opinions from Dec. 3

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