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FROM THE ALABAMA LAWYER: End of an Era – The Retirement of Bilee Cauley

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The Alabama appellate courts recently experienced the end of an era upon the retirement of Bilee Cauley as the reporter of decisions on December 31, 2020.

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FROM THE ALABAMA LAWYER: 30 Faces of Pro Bono, Part 4 of 6

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This year marks the 30th anniversary of the Alabama State Bar’s Volunteer Lawyers Program. As a way to thank all of our volunteers, we have selected 30 representatives and will be sharing their stories over the coming year.

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FROM THE ALABAMA LAWYER: 30 Faces of Pro Bono – Part 3 of 6

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Google defines commitment as the state or quality of being dedicated to a cause, activity, etc. Chief U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Henry Callaway is the definition of being committed to pro bono services

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FROM THE ALABAMA LAWYER: Book Review – McElroy’s Alabama Evidence, Seventh Edition (2020)

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The long-awaited seventh edition of McElroy’s Alabama Evidence is now available. And it doesn’t disappoint.

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FROM THE ALABAMA LAWYER: Coloring Outside the (Child Support Guide) Lines

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The one certainty we can all depend on in family law is that Rule 32 of the Alabama Rules of Judicial Administration establishes guidelines for calculating child support for combined family income of zero to $20,000 per month.

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FROM THE ALABAMA LAWYER: Did You Know…?

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When I was asked to consider writing an article for this issue, the only parameters given to me in deciding on what topic to write were posed in two questions: will the article help an actual Alabama lawyer in their practice of family law, and is the article written so that you would want to read it?

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FROM THE ALABAMA LAWYER: Parenting Plans in Alabama Divorce Cases

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Most divorce lawyers have a genuine desire to help their clients rebuild from the destruction that comes from a divorce. And one of the most important aspects of this is helping the client decide how to divide parenting time.

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FROM THE ALABAMA LAWYER: Registration Required – A Roadmap to Registering Foreign Domestic Relations Judgments

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Occasionally, a party to a domestic relations case encounters the need to register another state’s support or custody judgment in Alabama. This issue arises when a party seeks to file an action in Alabama to either enforce and/or modify a judgment entered by a foreign state.

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FROM THE ALABAMA LAWYER: Through Their Eyes – Jane Dishuck and Louise Turner

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Jane Dishuck, née Kimbrough, grew up the daughter of an attorney in Clark County during the Great Depression. Despite the social norms of the time, Jane’s father told her she could be whatever she wanted to be

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FROM THE ALABAMA LAWYER: A Gathering of Eagles – The Fiftieth Anniversary of Bill Baxley’s Service as Attorney General

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On May 5, 1970, the attention of the state of Alabama and, indeed, the country was focused on the democratic primary for governor where George Wallace was attempting to return to office by unseating incumbent governor Albert Brewer. That campaign is still regarded today as one of the most hard-fought contests in Alabama’s storied election history.

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