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Reducing Anxiety and Increasing Resilience as Attorneys

- Filed Under: Health & Wellness

by Lynn Hogewood We are settling into the fall semester at Cumberland with 160 first-year law students eager and anxious to achieve success.  Meanwhile, recent graduates are anxiously awaiting the July Bar…

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Supreme Court of Alabama Declares Temporary State of Emergency

- Filed Under: Courts

Effective Aug. 23, 2021, the Supreme Court of Alabama has declared a temporary state of emergency authorizing the use of audio/video technologies in place of in-person proceedings. The Order, which is in…

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The Scoop – 08.23.21

- Filed Under: Things To Know

This newsletter was emailed to all members on Monday, Aug. 23, 2021. If you did not receive it, please check your email preferences on your Dashboard to make sure you have checked…

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Supreme Court of Alabama Extends Workers’ Comp COVID Order

- Filed Under: Courts

The Supreme Court of Alabama has extended Orders pertaining to Workers’ Compensation Cases through Oct. 29, 2021, allowing for settlement hearings by phone or video conference and for a DOL Ombudsmen or…

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Military Law Committee to Host Military Law Symposium Aug. 6-7

- Filed Under: Press Releases, Things To Know

The Military Law Committee of the Alabama State Bar will host the 2021 Alabama Military Law Symposium for Aug. 6-7, 2021, in Birmingham, at the downtown Westin Hotel. 2021 MILITARY LAW SYMPOSIUM…

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Gibson Vance Begins Term as President-Elect of Alabama State Bar

- Filed Under: Press Releases

President-Elect Gibson Vance addresses the audience at the Alabama State Bar’s Grand Convocation on July 17, 2021. POINT CLEAR, Ala. – Montgomery lawyer Gibson Vance has begun his term as President-Elect of…

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Huntsville Attorney Taze Shepard Installed as 146th Alabama State Bar President

- Filed Under: Press Releases

Taze Shepard POINT CLEAR, Ala. – Taze Shepard, senior partner at Sparkman, Shepard & Morris P.C. in Huntsville, has begun his year of service as the 146th President of the Alabama State…

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Alabama State Bar Honors Several Award Winners at 2021 Annual Meeting Grand Convocation

- Filed Under: Press Releases, Uncategorized

MONTGOMERY – The Alabama State Bar announced the recipients of several awards honoring members of the legal profession as part of their Annual Meeting Saturday, July 17, 2021, at the Grand Convocation.

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FROM THE ALABAMA LAWYER: Alabama Local Government Procurement Law Basics

Audio version available - Filed Under: The Alabama Lawyer Articles

There are two procurement laws in Alabama that apply to nearly every purchase made by county commissions and other local governmental entities. Commonly referred to as the Competitive Bid Law and the Public Works Law, these two sets of statutes contain several requirements that must be satisfied in order for local governmental entities to properly expend public funds on certain projects, goods, or services.

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FROM THE ALABAMA LAWYER: Municipal Liability Cap on Damages and UIM Insurance

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No matter which side of the fence you find yourself on in litigation involving a municipality and allegations of damages, there are some basics you need to first familiarize yourself with before you can appropriately advise your client.

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