News: Courts

Supreme Court of Alabama Declares Temporary State of Emergency

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Effective Aug. 23, 2021, the Supreme Court of Alabama has declared a temporary state of emergency authorizing the use of audio/video technologies in place of in-person proceedings. The Order, which is in…

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Supreme Court of Alabama Extends Workers’ Comp COVID Order

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The Supreme Court of Alabama has extended Orders pertaining to Workers’ Compensation Cases through Oct. 29, 2021, allowing for settlement hearings by phone or video conference and for a DOL Ombudsmen or…

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Chief Deputy Clerk Position Vacancy for U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit

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The United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit is recruiting for the position of Chief Deputy Clerk. The position will be posted until Aug. 5, 2021. The vacancy announcement is…

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Download This: Zoom Virtual Hearing Handbook for Alabama Lawyers

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The Alabama State Bar’s COVID-19 Civil Bench and Bar Task Force has developed a Zoom Virtual Hearing Handbook for Alabama Lawyers. It is designed to provide lawyers with the basic tools and best…

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Reappointment of Bankruptcy Administrator J. Thomas Corbett, Northern District of Alabama

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The current five-year term of J. Thomas Corbett, United States Bankruptcy Administrator for the Northern District of Alabama, expires Dec. 4, 2021. As authorized under the Regulations of the Judicial Conference of…

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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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