News: Press Releases

Fred Gray Deserving of Presidential Medal of Freedom Says Alabama State Bar President Bob Methvin

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Alabama State Bar President Robert G. “Bob” Methvin, Jr. this week, sent a letter to President Joe Biden, requesting that he award Montgomery native Fred D. Gray…

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Alabama State Bar License Plate Raises Money for Lawyers in Need

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Montgomery, Ala. – The Alabama State Bar has created Lawyers Render Service, Inc. – a foundation to raise money to help lawyers in need who are facing medical crises or other life-altering…

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Sara Clark, Oldest Member of Alabama State Bar, Passes Away

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Sara Dominick Clark, the oldest member of the Alabama State Bar, passed away Sunday, Nov. 8, 2020, at the age of 102. Clark, who was admitted to the Bar in 1941, was…

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Alabama State Bar Welcomes New Employees

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Dawynrico McCain joined the Alabama State Bar as Investigator/Paralegal with the Office of General Counsel in February. McCain will assist Assistant General Counsel Mark Moody in the handling of possible disciplinary and…

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Chief Justice Tom Parker Designates October Pro Bono Month

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MONTGOMERY – Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Tom Parker issued an order designating October 2020 as Pro Bono Month in the Alabama Judiciary. His order recognizes the valuable contributions made by attorneys…

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Cumberland Launches Legal Clinic for Veterans

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Contributed Birmingham, Ala. – Samford University’s Cumberland School of Law has launched the first full-service law school clinic in Alabama for veterans. The Cumberland Veterans Legal Assistance Clinic (C-VETS) provides free legal…

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Thousands of Alabamians Served Annually by Alabama State Bar Lawyer Referral Service

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Montgomery, Ala. – The Alabama State Bar’s Lawyer Referral Service (LRS) receives about 50 calls a day from Alabamians seeking legal assistance. Since Oct. 1, 2019, more than 10,500 referrals have been…

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Jury Trials to Resume in Alabama with New Safety Protocols

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MONTGOMERY – Starting in September, jury trials will resume in Alabama with new procedures in place to decrease the chances of courtroom exposure to COVID-19. Some Alabamians will begin receiving jury summons…

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Birmingham Attorney Bob Methvin, Jr. Installed as Alabama State Bar President

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MONTGOMERY – Robert G. “Bob” Methvin, Jr., the founding shareholder of Methvin, Terrell, Yancey, Stephens & Miller P.C. in Birmingham, has begun his year of service as the 145th President of the…

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Huntsville Attorney Taze Shepard Elected President-Elect of the Alabama State Bar

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MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Taze Shepard, senior partner at Sparkman, Shepard & Morris P.C. in Huntsville, was elected 2020-2021 President-Elect of the Alabama State Bar. His term officially began on June 26, 2020,

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