News Post

Coronavirus Safety Measures

The Alabama State Bar has been working diligently to develop a plan for the bar’s operation that considers guidance received from federal and state authorities and also our duty and obligation to serve you, our members.

Effective Tuesday, Mar. 17, 2020, we will have limited hours of operation within the building due to COVID-19, and many of our employees will be working remotely, where possible. They will remain available to assist you when needed, although there may be some delays in providing that assistance.

In addition, the ASB building will be closed to the public until further notice, starting Mar. 17. The situation is fluid and changing at a rapid pace, so we will continue to monitor developments, and make changes as necessary. If you had arranged to hold a meeting, mediation, deposition or other event at the bar building in the next few weeks, you will be (if you have not already been) contacted by a member of our staff to arrange rescheduling.

We stand ready to continue to carry out the essential functions of the Bar and will continue to keep you updated and provide guidance about how to move forward. Please heed the recommendations of local and federal health officials to protect yourselves, your families, your friends and your colleagues from this virus.

We understand that this situation will likely cause significant hardships to many of your. Please let us know how we might provide resources to help you withstand the changes created by the pandemic.

We have developed a landing page on our website with the latest information and changes in protocol that may impact our members. This page will be updated frequently to keep you informed of the status of court closures, meetings, events and changes to bar services.

View the Coronavirus web page here.

You can help by notifying us if you learn of closures to your county’s courthouse or any other changes that may be of interest to attorneys statewide.

Please let us know if you have further questions or concerns.

The Alabama State Bar (ASB) is the official licensing and regulatory organization of lawyers in Alabama. Since 1923, when the Alabama State Bar was created by an act of the legislature, ASB programs and activities have continuously served the public and improved the justice system. It is dedicated to promoting the professional responsibility and competence of its members, improving the administration of justice and increasing the public understanding of and respect for the law.

Melissa Warnke
Director of Communications, Alabama State Bar
(334) 517.2218 (o) | (256) 338.0621 (c)