Montgomery, AL 36109-3323
Montgomery, AL 36130-0152
Montgomery, AL 36104-3429
Vestavia, AL 35216-7713
Huntsville, AL 35804-8668
Birmingham, AL 35203-2118
Phenix City, AL 36868-1268
Anniston, AL 36201-4584
Tuscaloosa, AL 35404-2990
Deatsville, AL 36022-2836
Arab, AL 35016-1235
Fayette, AL 35555-0309
Vestavia, AL 35243-5209
Uniontown, AL 36786-0429
Washington, DC 20593-0007
Atlanta, GA 30309-7200
Fairhope, AL 36532-2958
Birmingham, AL 35205-2825
Birmingham, AL 35205-2825
Montgomery, AL 36130-3024
Montgomery, AL 36102-1871
Birmingham, AL 35203-2735
Montgomery, AL 36104-4261
Talladega, AL 35160-7442
Montgomery, AL 36124-0641
The continuing purpose of this committee is to maintain a meaningful relationship between the organized bar and the active duty judge advocate legal offices in this state. The committee should make itself available to the military communities in Alabama and the lawyers who are providing services for this substantial group of clients. It should serve as the vehicle for improving the professional relationship between the lawyers inside the gate at military installations and those outside the gate, so that each group can better serve its clients and the military and civilian communities as a whole. In addition, the committee should sponsor the annual Military Law Symposium, whose goals are to offer attendees continuing legal education that will be of assistance to them in their military and civilian legal practices, and to provide an opportunity for active duty, reserve, and National Guard personnel of services to interact.
The committee has a continuing goal to establish a good network of National Guard, Reserve, active and civilian attorneys to provide legal assistance in Alabama on Military issues. The “Legal assistance Program to Families when soldiers are deployed” shall be on-going.
The committee should recommend to the Bar ways more civilian-pro bono assistance can be carried out.
In addition, the committee should consider any or all of the following, as appropriate:
(1) maintain liaison with each active duty judge advocate legal office in Alabama;
(2) plan a meeting or gathering of staff judge advocates for discussion of specific
military matters, e.g. garnishment of military pay, claims against the government,
administrative discharge actions, and court martial rules and procedures; and suggest
ways to improve the relationship between the military community and the Lawyer
(3) look for ways to provide more free legal seminars for military service members and
- conduct the Annual Military Law Symposium.
- study and make recommendations whether to implement a “wounded warriors” program
- study and make recommendations for adequate legal assistance to soldiers and their families.
The committee should elect from its membership a secretary who shall be responsible for a written record of its actions. The secretary, or a designee, should keep minutes of all meetings of the committee, or any subcommittee. The original of the minutes will be filed with the Alabama State Bar within 14 days after the meetings, to be made a part of the committee’s permanent file.
The Alabama State Bar, through its designated staff liaison, will assist the committee in carrying out its purpose.