Alabama State Bar Announces Members of Leadership Forum Class 18

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MONTGOMERY – The Alabama State Bar announced the lawyers selected for Leadership Forum Class 18. Leadership Forum is honored as a dynamic and highly effective program for nurturing and developing leadership skills…

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Salute to Veterans 2023

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In honor of Veterans Day each year, we asked our members who have served and continue to serve in the military to share photos and stories. Thank you for your service and…

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FROM THE ALABAMA LAWYER: “Throw Me a Lifeline!” – The Survivor Benefit Plan Open Season

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Attorneys who handle divorce cases will sometimes encounter a military divorce settlement. An often-overlooked aspect of the pension divisions is the Survivor Benefit Plan (SBP) – a survivor annuity for the former spouse. This article deals with retrieving a potentially overlooked death benefit, and how to apply for SBP coverage.

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FROM THE ALABAMA LAWYER: An Overview of the 2023 Amendments to the Alabama Rules of Evidence

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On March 3, 2023, the Alabama Supreme Court approved two amendments to the Alabama Rules of Evidence that became effective May 1, 2023.[1]

First, an amendment to Rule 404(b) significantly changed (and increased) the prosecution’s burden to provide notice of “other acts” evidence offered against the criminally accused.

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Gov. Ivey Proclaims October 2023 Pro Bono Month in Alabama

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Governor Kay Ivey has proclaimed October 2022 “Pro Bono Month” in Alabama. The Alabama State Bar’s annual celebration, which officially kicks off Saturday, October 1, is a statewide effort to connect pro bono providers and attorneys across Alabama. It also is an opportunity to showcase the incredible difference that pro bono lawyers make to our state, to our system of justice, to our communities, and most of all, to the clients they serve.

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2022-2023 Section Annual Reports

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View Annual Reports here.

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2023 Alabama State Bar Annual Awards

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MONTGOMERY – The Alabama State Bar announced the recipients of several awards honoring members of the legal profession as part of its annual meeting Saturday, July 15, 2023, at the Grand Convocation.

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Alabama State Bar Annual Report 2022-2023

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Annual Report The Alabama State Bar’s Annual Report provides members with information and statistics related to the state bar’s mission. Reports include membership demographics, leadership lists, bar finances and statistics related to…

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Prioritizing YOU: A Focus on Women’s Health Month

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By Effie Hawthorne, Associate General Counsel, Alabama Board of Medical Examiners As the Alabama State Bar’s Attorney Wellness Month comes to an end, so does another wellness-focused month: Women’s Health Month! While…

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2023 Legislative Session: May 9-11

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Legislative Summary The Alabama Legislature has now completed 20 of the 30 allotted session days. It was a two-day session week, and Wednesday was full of committee meetings. As of this week,

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