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Alabama State Bar Names Montgomery Attorney Karen Laneaux as Admissions Director

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Monday, Jan. 3, 2022 MONTGOMERY – The Alabama State Bar (ASB) has selected Karen Laneaux to serve as its next admissions director. In this role, Karen will oversee the…

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Chris Colee to Lead Alabama State Bar’s Law Practice Management Program

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Monday, Jan. 3, 2022 Chris Colee, Director of the Law Practice Management Program MONTGOMERY – The Alabama State Bar has tapped Chris Colee to lead its dynamic new Law…

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Health and Wellness: Giving Yourself Permission

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by Calle Mendenhall Farris, Riley & Pitt, LLP The parties have been had.  The gifts unwrapped.  The in-laws (hopefully) out of your home.  Finally, time to take a deep breath, relax, and reconnect…

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FROM THE ALABAMA LAWYER – We’re Not in Kansas Anymore: Mediating Tips for Mediators and Lawyers in the Land of Zoom

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The Covid-19 pandemic has had a profound impact on virtually everyone, and lawyers are no different. Mediation is just one of the areas in which our practices have been significantly affected. While some of the Covid-19 consequences were temporary, the ability to gather virtually or remotely is here to stay. Dorothy was right: “We’re not in Kansas anymore!”

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FROM THE ALABAMA LAWYER – Using Zoom Breakout Rooms

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BREAKOUT ROOMS allow you to seamlessly split your ZOOM mediation into separate virtual rooms for private discussion among the parties. You can also bring the parties back to the MAIN ROOM if needed.

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FROM THE ALABAMA LAWYER – Blazing the Trail: Alabama’s First Black Lawyers

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The history of black attorneys in Alabama is a rich one, particularly their contributions during the civil rights struggle. But those attorneys, just like the black legal pioneers in recent decades who rose to seats on the Alabama Supreme Court, the federal bench, and at the helm of the Alabama Bar, stood on the shoulders of giants.

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FROM THE ALABAMA LAWYER – Keeping Your Firm Cyber-Safe: Solutions Born of Experience

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It is a common misconception that cyberattacks are instant, that if you have been attacked, it happened in that moment. It is violating enough to imagine someone breaking into your home, but I want you to imagine it.

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FROM THE ALABAMA LAWYER: 30 + 1 Faces of Pro Bono – Part 6 of 6

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This year marks the 30th anniversary of the Alabama State Bar’s Volunteer Lawyers Program. As a way to thank all of our volunteers, we selected 30 representatives and have been sharing their stories over the past year.

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FROM THE ALABAMA LAWYER: Why Appellate Courts Commonly Dismiss or Summarily Deny Relief in Appellate Proceedings in Civil Matters

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It goes without saying (but I will nevertheless state it for the record): practice before the Alabama appellate courts in civil matters requires familiarity with the Alabama Rules of Appellate Procedure, the Alabama Rules of Civil Procedure, statutory law, and judicial precedent.

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FROM THE ALABAMA LAWYER: Tips Regarding Appeals to the Alabama Supreme Court in Civil Matters

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When appealing to the Alabama Supreme Court, practitioners must comply with the Alabama Rules of Appellate Procedure. Those rules set forth the steps for filing an appeal, information regarding time limitations

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