News: Press Releases

Birmingham Lawyer Anthony A. Joseph Named President-Elect of 17,000-Member Alabama State Bar

Montgomery, Ala., August 21, 2012 – Anthony A. Joseph, a shareholder in the Birmingham law firm of Maynard Cooper & Gale PC, has been chosen president-elect of the 17,000-member Alabama State Bar.

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Attorney Phillip W. Mccallum takes office as President of the Alabama State Bar

Montgomery, Alabama, July 21, 2012 – Phillip W. McCallum, a founding shareholder and senior partner in the Birmingham law firm of McCallum Methvin & Terrell PC, has become president of the 17,000-member…

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Alabama State Bar Presents Awards to Recognize Outstanding Contributions to the Profession

Montgomery, Alabama, July 20, 2012 – At the Alabama State Bar’s 2012 Annual Meeting, held this week in Sandestin, Fla., awards honoring members of the legal profession were presented to the following:

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Ala. Lawyers Hall Of Fame Inductees Include: State’s 1st U.S. Supreme Court Justice; B’ham City Council Member, Prominent Civil Rights Atty

Montgomery, Alabama, April 23, 2012 – The lawyer who became the first Alabamian to sit on the U.S. Supreme Court, a well-known civil rights lawyer, and a former member of the Birmingham…

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2012 Law Day Competition Winners Announced; Schools In B’ham, Montgomery, Phenix City Sweep 3 Categories

Montgomery, Alabama, April 17, 2012 – As the nation prepares to celebrate Law Day, May 1st a national day set aside to celebrate the rule of law, the Alabama State Bar has…

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New Rules Permit Lawyers To Let Clients Handle Parts Of Their Own Case Under Supervision; Result Will Be Lower Legal Costs

Montgomery, Alabama, April 05, 2012 – Middle- and low-income Alabama litigants can now get legal help even if they cannot afford to pay a lawyer to handle the entire matter. New rules…

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Economic Survey Of Ala. Lawyers Reveals Market Forces Have Negative Effect On Income; 66% Of Lawyers Are In Solo/Small Firms

Montgomery, Alabama, April 4, 2012 – The Alabama State Bar has released the results of its periodic study of the economics of law practice in Alabama for the year 2010. State Bar…

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State Bar Announces 2012 Law Day Theme Contest For Students; “No Courts, No Justice, No Freedom”

Montgomery, Alabama, February 28, 2012 – Court funding cutbacks affect all Alabamians. This year’s Law Day theme reflects the somber truth that the current funding crisis experienced by the court system, the…

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State Bar Unveils Free Web-Based App For Mobile Devices; Attys Can Get Last-Minute Research That Could Prove Decisive

Montgomery, Alabama, February 15, 2012 – Alabama lawyers can now access on-the-go information with a free, mobile web-based application for the bar’s Member Directory as well as Formal Ethics Opinions issued by…

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State Bar’s 2012 Legislative Priority Highlights Improving Access to Justice and Preserving the Integrity of the Justice System

Montgomery, Ala., February 6, 2012 – As the state Legislature prepares for the 2012 legislative session, the Alabama State Bar today urged state lawmakers to provide greater access to the justice system…

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