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Wellness: Gratitude Attitude in the Legal Profession

- Filed Under: Health & Wellness

by Erika Tatum, Shareholder at Hill Hill Carter The legal profession can be a daunting endeavor. As attorneys, we spend most of our time wearing multiple hats, putting out fires, and jumping…

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2021 Legislative Session: Week Three

- Filed Under: Legislative Updates

Legislative Tracking The Alabama State Bar provides legislative status reports concerning pending legislation that may be of interest to our members. The reports divide legislation into the following categories for your convenience:

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Save the Date: 144th Annual Meeting, July 14-17, 2021

- Filed Under: Things To Know

More Information Coming Soon! We are currently compiling a list of possible speakers and presenters. If you know a dynamic speaker who would be a good fit for our conference, email the…

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2021 Legislative Session: Week Two

- Filed Under: Legislative Updates

Legislative Tracking The Alabama State Bar provides a tracking report concerning pending legislation that may be of interest to our members. You can find our updated bill tracking spreadsheet here. Legislative Summary…

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Fred Gray Deserving of Presidential Medal of Freedom Says Alabama State Bar President Bob Methvin

- Filed Under: Press Releases

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Alabama State Bar President Robert G. “Bob” Methvin, Jr. this week, sent a letter to President Joe Biden, requesting that he award Montgomery native Fred D. Gray…

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2021 Legislative Session: Week One

- Filed Under: Legislative Updates

Legislative Tracking The Alabama State Bar provides a tracking report concerning pending legislation that may be of interest to our members. You can find our updated bill tracking spreadsheet here. Legislative Summary…

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Straighten Up: How Your Posture Affects Your Practice

- Filed Under: Health & Wellness

by: Calle Mendenhall

“Posture separates ‘primitive form’ from ‘advanced’ peoples and the ‘ill’ from the ‘healthy’.”

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Circuit Criminal Trial and Evidence Practice Pointers

Audio version available - Filed Under: The Alabama Lawyer Articles

Judge William H. Filmore, Tobie J. Smith, and J. Patrick Lamb

Most Often Cited Rule of Evidence: 404(b)

The first sentence of Alabama Rules of Evidence Rule 404(b) gives the general rule: “Evidence of other crimes, wrongs, or acts is not admissible to prove the character of a person in order to show action in conformity therewith.”

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Circuit Civil Trial and Evidence Practice Pointers

Audio version available - Filed Under: The Alabama Lawyer Articles

By Judge Elisabeth A. French, Julia T. Cochrun, and LaBella S. McCallum

With changes in the law school curriculums in terms of evidence requirements, many in the legal profession have observed that attorney trial skills have declined in recent years.

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District Court Trial and Evidence Practice Pointers

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By Megan K. McCarthy and Jason S. McCormick

In September 2019, district courts in Alabama became much more active for a civil lawyer because the district court’s jurisdictional limit increased from $10,000 to $20,000.

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