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FROM THE ALABAMA LAWYER: Representing Foster Parents in Adoptions

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By Samuel J. McLure

Many foster parents lack the tools and knowledge to advocate for the best interests of the child in their care. All foster parents have to go through a Trauma Informed Parenting for Permanency and Safety class (TIPS) where they learn that their role is to provide a temporary safe home for a child while the Department of Human Resources (DHR) works with parents to alleviate the underlying causes of dependency.
So, when a lawyer is consulted by foster parents who feel at odds with the system, what does that lawyer do?

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FROM THE ALABAMA LAWYER: Interstate Adoptions

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By Jared N. Lyles

The Interstate Compact on the Placement of Children act (the ICPC) was put into place to encourage the cooperation and communication between state authorities that are involved in the interstate placement of children in foster care or for adoption.

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FROM THE ALABAMA LAWYER: Counseling Adoptive Parents

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By Susan M. Brown

As lawyers, we are called to be both advocates and counselors. Clients may come to you for help with legal filings about an adoption. But to advise them wisely, you should be sure they have realistic expectations about this most important decision. Here are a few basic considerations to help your clients make informed decisions.

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FROM THE ALABAMA LAWYER: A Primer on Alabama Adoptions

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By Jonathan A. Griffith

Many attorneys love the idea of connecting a loving family with a child in need of a forever home, but are intimidated by the adoption process. This article is designed to help those lawyers.

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Attorney Wellness Month Plans and Resources

- Filed Under: Health & Wellness

The Quality of Life, Health & Wellness Committee has planned a full slate of events and offerings to recognize the month of May as ASB Wellness Month for Lawyers and Judges and…

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Law Day and Law Month to Be Celebrated in May

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The 2022 Law Day theme is “Toward a More Perfect Union: The Constitution in Times of Change.”  Commemorated annually, Law Day is an opportunity to host or participate in discussions about law…

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Governor Kay Ivey Proclaims May 2 ‘Law Day’ in Alabama

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Montgomery, AL – Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey has proclaimed May 2, 2022, as Law Day in the State of Alabama. Gov. Ivey presented Alabama State Bar Executive Director Terri Lovell and Lawyers…

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2022 Legislative Session: Final Week

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Legislative Summary The Alabama Legislature met for the final days of the 2022 Regular Legislative Session this week. A desire to finish pushed lawmakers to work long days and nights with multiple…

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2022 Legislative Session: March 27-30

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Legislative Summary Legislators returned from spring break ready to close out the session. The legislature met for three session days this week and packed in a full slate of committee meetings as…

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ASB Position Opening: Admissions Administrative Assistant

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The Alabama State Bar Admissions office has an immediate position available for an Administrative Assistant.  Overview The Administrative Assistant- Admissions is a highly responsible administrative position and reports to the Admissions Director…

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