Selma, AL 36702-0447
Tuscaloosa, AL 35403-2727
Montgomery, AL 36101-0270
Ft Payne, AL 35968-1612
Birmingham, AL 35226-5911
Winfield, AL 35594-1080
Montgomery, AL 36104-3741
Montgomery, AL 36103-4539
Birmingham, AL 35203-3344
Pelham, AL 35124-1163
Montgomery, AL 36104-5850
Decatur, AL 35602-0668
Birmingham, AL 35203-2122
Huntsville, AL 35802-1545
The Woodlands, TX 77380-2624
Irondale, AL 35210-0651
Huntsville, AL 35801-4933
Gulf Shores, AL 36542-3432
Dothan, AL 36303-4511
Huntsville, AL 35801-4933
Huntsville, AL 35801-4952
Montgomery, AL 36101-0671
The purpose of the Alabama State Bar Digital Communications Standing Committee is to assess and offer recommendations concerning information technology and digital communications needs so that timely, accurate and useful information is provided in a dynamic format for Alabama State Bar members, other stakeholders and for the public.
The Digital Communications Standing Committee’s responsibilities include:
- Develop policies, procedures and protocols for external and internal digital communications for the Alabama State Bar (ASB), including but not limited to, website, email, social media, mobile media and related methods of communication.
- Manage the existing website and oversee improvements made to the ASB website.
- Review existing information technology and digital communications needs for the ASB and related operations, committees, projects and activities.
- Develop, discuss and provide suggested usage of technology to improve the efficiency and cost effectiveness of delivery of services to ASB membership & related entities and activities. Examples include: fee notification, CLE material accessibility and usage; reports for membership and other constituencies; better research methods for membership records and lawyer referrals.
- Serve as the “idea bank” for new and innovative methods of communicating to all aspects of the ASB membership, the judiciary and the public.
- Provide ideas, policy review and implementation suggestions for law students and other professionals who have interaction with and association with ASB.
- Insure responsiveness to all identifiable stakeholders who communicate with or have need for information from the ASB.
- Collaborate with The Alabama Lawyer Board of Editors and other publications of the ASB, to explore options for more effective communication of the bar’s message to ASB membership. Provide direction and guidance to the public information officer on media relations and the use of social media while maintaining focus on technology support, efficiency and effectiveness.
- Annually provide to ASB leadership and the executive staff a report of needs and priorities, including but not limited to, training needs for ASB IT and general staff; equipment needs including security related assets, and continued improvement of broad based technology and communication methodologies for ASB membership.