News: Courts

Despite Some Courthouse Closures, the Courts Remain Open for Business

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Alabama’s Judges and Lawyers Work Together to Ensure Public’s Access to Justice MONTGOMERY, Ala. – While many courthouses throughout the state are shuttering as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Courts…

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2020 Eleventh Circuit Judicial Conference

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The 2020 Eleventh Circuit Judicial Conference will take place May 7-8, at the Renaissance Atlanta Waverly Hotel in Atlanta, Georgia. The conference is being convened by the judges of the Eleventh Judicial…

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Jefferson County Judicial Commission Accepting Application for Domestic Relations Division Place 1

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Contributed Birmingham, Ala – The Jefferson County Judicial Commission is accepting nominations for a vacancy in the Circuit Court, Domestic Relations Division, Place 1. Applications will be accepted from Mar.17 to Mar.

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Public Comment Opportunity for 11th Circuit Rule Changes

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NOTICE OF AND OPPORTUNITY FOR COMMENT ON AMENDMENTS TO THE RULES OF THE UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE ELEVENTH CIRCUIT Pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 2071(b), notice and opportunity for…

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Judge Elisabeth French to Become First Female Presiding Judge of Jefferson County Court System

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Contributed Birmingham, Ala. – Judge Elisabeth French is the first woman selected to serve at the helm of the Jefferson County judicial system since its beginning in 1821. Judge Elisabeth French She…

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Passing the Torch: New Marshal Installed at Alabama Supreme Court

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MONTGOMERY, Ala. – In a packed Courtroom at the Supreme Court of Alabama on Wednesday, February 12, 2020, a historic “passing of the torch” ceremony was held to swear-in the Thirteenth Marshal…

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Deadline Extended to Jan. 31 for Magistrate Judge Vacancy

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The Judicial Conference of the United States has authorized the appointment of a full-time United States Magistrate Judge for the United States District Court for the Middle District of Alabama at Montgomery,

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U.S. Senate Confirms Montgomery Attorney Austin Huffaker as Federal District Judge

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R. Austin Huffaker, Jr. was confirmed by the U.S. Senate to be a federal District Judge for the Middle District of Alabama. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Montgomery attorney R. Austin…

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Public Notice for Appointment of U.S. Magistrate Judge

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The Judicial Conference of the United States has authorized the appointment of a full-time United States Magistrate Judge for the United States District Court for the Middle District of Alabama at Montgomery,

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Changes to Rules of Appellate Procedure Take Effect Oct. 1

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Starting Oct. 1, 2019, several amendments to the Alabama Rules of Appellate Procedure take effect. A summary of the more notable changes are as follows: Rules 3(a), (d), and (e) were amended…

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