Disability Inactive Status Task Force

Members

Members

position held email address mailing address phone number

fax number

Co-Chairpersons
 
PO Box 2026
Huntsville, AL 35804
-2026
(256) 533-3333 (256) 539-8511
Co-Chairpersons
 
PO Box 59292
Homewood, AL 35259
-9292
(205) 879-0088 (205) 871-0078
Vice Chairperson
 
PO Box 4160
Montgomery, AL 36103
-4160
(334) 269-2343 (334) 954-7555
 
 
400 Vestavia Pkwy Ste 100
Vestavia, AL 35216
-3750
(205) 824-8867
 
 
2102 Cahaba Rd Ste D
Birmingham, AL 35223
-1140
(205) 870-8655 (205) 870-1139
 
 
PO Box 1031
Fairhope, AL 36533
-1031
(251) 929-2225 (251) 929-2255
 
 
PO Box 11366
Birmingham, AL 35202
-1366
(205) 250-8427 (205) 328-1958
Staff Liaison
 
2740 Zelda Rd Fl 4
Montgomery, AL 36106
-2694
(334) 293-0567 (334) 293-0565
Staff Liaison
 
P.O. Box 671
Montgomery, AL 36101
(334) 269-1515

Purpose & Scope

 

On August 16, 2017, the Supreme Court of Alabama amended Rule 33(a) of the Alabama Rules of Disciplinary Procedure to allow for on-line publication of the transfer of a lawyer to disability inactive status, said on-line publication to be effective January 1, 2018. (copy attached as Exhibit 1)

 

The Task Force shall meet and formulate a recommendation (a) whether or not it is in the best interests of the public as well as of Alabama lawyers on disability inactive status for this fact to be made public or (b) whether it is the better view to keep that this information be kept confidential. The Task Force shall answer whether the public needs this type of information about those lawyers placed on disability inactive status in order to serve the public good.

 

In reaching a recommendation, the Task Force shall study and consider Rule 27, Rules of Disciplinary Enforcement which sets out the ways in which attorneys can be transferred to disability inactive status. The Task Force shall specifically consider the pros and cons of the effect of amended Rule 33(a) upon those attorneys placed on disability inactive status, and whether existing guidelines under Rule 26 (e) of the Alabama Rules of Disciplinary Procedure are sufficient.

 

The Task Force shall submit a comprehensive written report to the Executive Committee of the Alabama State Bar no later than October 31, 2017.

 

The staff liaisons shall assist the Task Force in carrying out this charge.

EXHIBIT 1

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