Board of Bar Commissioners
The Board of Bar Commissioners (BBC) is the governing and policy-making body of the Alabama State Bar. The board is composed of 75 members. Of those 75, there are 66 members who are elected from the 41 judicial circuits (§34-3-40) and nine at-large members who are selected by the board (§34-3-41). Any member in good standing may run for election upon nomination by five or more members residing in the circuit where the nominee resides or upon a declaration of candidacy (§34-3-42). Commission terms run for three years beginning at the annual meeting in July following the member’s election or selection.
The Board of Bar Commissioners has the authority to promulgate and enforce rules relating to admissions, rules of ethics and discipline of its membership. Other responsibilities of the board include determining the qualifications and requirements for admission to the practice of law; investigating and acting on complaints concerning conduct of members and applicants for admission; overseeing the bar examination; assisting local bar associations and more.
Meeting Dates for 2022 - 2023
|September 16, 2022||Montgomery|
|November 4, 2022||Montgomery|
|January 20, 2023||Mobile|
|March 10, 2023||Montgomery|
|May 5, 2023||Montgomery|
|July 12, 2023||Point Clear|
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Officers & Executive Council
Mr. Carl Gibson Vance Download vCardCircuit: 15Beasley Allen Crow Methvin Portis & Miles, PC(334) 269-2343(334) 954-7555PO Box 4160
Montgomery, AL 36103-4160
Mr. Brannon Jeffrey Buck Download vCardCircuit: 10Badham & Buck, LLC(205) 521-0036(205) 521-00372001 Park Pl Ste 500
Birmingham, AL 35203-2746
Immediate Past President
Mr. Tazewell Taylor Shepard, III Download vCardCircuit: 23Sparkman Shepard & Morris, PC(256) 512-9924(256) 512-9837PO Box 19045
Huntsville, AL 35804-9045
Mrs. Elizabeth Couey Smithart Download vCardCircuit: 03(334) 738-8683(334) 738-8683PO Box 663
Union Springs, AL 36089-0663
Mr. Mark Seymour Boardman Download vCardCircuit: 18Boardman Carr Petelos Watkins & Ogle, PC(205) 678-8000(205) 678-0000400 Boardman Dr
Chelsea, AL 35043-8211
Hon. Terri Bozeman Lovell Download vCardCircuit: 15Alabama State Bar(334) 269-1515(334) 261-6310PO Box 671
Montgomery, AL 36101-0671
Mr. John Mark Debro Download vCardCircuit: 23Grace Matthews & Debro, LLC(256) 534-0491(256) 534-0493108 Jefferson St N
Huntsville, AL 35801-4845
Ms. Carmen Francis Howell Download vCardCircuit: 12(334) 475-2438PO Box 312558
Enterprise, AL 36331-2558
Mrs. Felicia Abernathy Long Download vCardCircuit: 15Hill Hill Carter Franco Cole & Black PC(334) 834-7600(334) 386-4394PO Box 116
Montgomery, AL 36101-0116