Midyear Meeting

The 2020 Midyear Meeting will be held Wednesday, January 22 through Thursday, January 23, at The Lodge at Gulf State Park in Gulf Shores.

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Do you have dietary restrictions? Email Director of Programs Ashley Penhale to make arrangements.

AGENDA

WEDNESDAY JANUARY 22

9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Midyear Meeting Registration/Check-In

10:00 a.m. – 11:30 p.m.
Women’s Section Judicial Brunch (separate $40 ticket required)
Gulfview Ballroom 3

12:30 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Welcoming Remarks
(.5 hours MCLE credit)
Speakers: Chief Justice Tom Parker, Alabama Supreme Court; Rich Hobson, Administrative Director of Courts; Christy Crow, President of the Alabama State Bar; Judge Teresa Pullman, President of the Alabama Circuit Judges Association; Judge Carole Medley, President of the Alabama District Judges Association; and, Wally Lowery, Director of the Alabama Judicial College

1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Part 1 of Lawyers at the Movies: Learning from the Top“Lawyer” Movies of All-Time
(1.5 hours MCLE credit)
Gulfview Ballrooms 1-2
Speaker: William Newman, University of Southern Mississippi
Although Hollywood has a tendency to portray lawyers and the legal profession in a very unrealistic light, wonderful lessons for practicing lawyers nonetheless abound in some of the most beloved“lawyer” movies and TV shows of all time.

2:30 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.
Break

2:45 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.
Part 2 of Lawyers at the Movies: Learning from the Top“Lawyer” Movies of All-Time
(1.5 hours MCLE credit)
Gulfview Ballrooms 1-2
Speaker: William Newman, University of Southern Mississippi

4:15 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Break

4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Stop, Look & Listen: Why Wellness Truly Takes a Village
(1.0 hour Ethics credit)
Gulfview Ballrooms 1-2

Speaker: Champ Crocker and Robert Thornhill

6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Joint Reception with Alabama Circuit Judges Association and Alabama District Judges Association
Gulfview Ballrooms 1-2

 

THURSDAY JANUARY 23

7:45 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
Buffet Breakfast and More Than a Lawyer Podcast
(1.0 hour MCLE credit)
Gulfview Ballrooms 1-2
Speakers: Chief Justice Tom Parker, Alabama Supreme Court, and Christy Crow, President of the Alabama State Bar

9:00 a.m. – 9:15 a.m.
Break

9:15 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.
Accountability Courts: A New Hope
(1.0 hour MCLE credit)
Gulfview Ballrooms 1-2

Speaker: Speaker: Judge Bob Armstrong, Judge Scott Donaldson, Judge John Graham, Judge Phil Seay,
Rep. Chris England, Rep. Jim Hill, and moderator Judge Terri Bozeman Lovell

10:15 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Break

10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Breakout Sessions

Civil Update
(1.0 hour MCLE credit)
Gulfview Ballroom 1

Speakers: Judge Jim Hughey and Wilson Green

Criminal Update
(1.0 hour MCLE credit)
Gulfview Ballroom 3

Speakers: Judge Teresa Pulliam, Carmen Howell, and Kandice Pickett

Domestic Relations Update
(1.0 hour MCLE credit)
Gulfview Ballroom 4

Speakers: Judge Jeremy Taylor, Holly Sawyer, and Heather Fann

“Ed Talks”
(1.0 hour MCLE credit)
Live Oak 1-3

Speakers: Judge Adrian Johnson, Jenna Bedsole, Brett King, Pooja Chawla,
Judge Pamela Higgins and Ashley Peinhardt

Evidence Update: Deepfakes/Social Media
(1.0 hour MCLE credit)
Gulfview Ballroom 2

Speakers: Judge Scott Donaldson and Judge Lara Alvis

11:30 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.
Break

11:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.
Bench & Bar Luncheon
(1.0 hour MCLE credit)
Gulfview Ballrooms 1-2

Speaker: Chief Judge Stephen Dillard, Georgia Court of Appeals

12:45 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Break

1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Breakout Sessions

Criminal Update (Repeat)
(1.0 hour MCLE credit)
Gulfview Ballroom 3

Speakers: Judge Teresa Pulliam, Carmen Howell, and Kandice Pickett

Domestic Relations Update (Repeat)
(1.0 hour MCLE credit)
Gulfview Ballroom 4

Speakers: Judge Jeremy Taylor, Holly Sawyer, and Heather Fann

DUI/Interlock Device Update
(1.0 hour MCLE credit)
Gulfview Ballroom 1

Speakers: Zach Peagler, Sean McTear, and Samantha Naramore

Evidence Update: Deepfakes/Social Media (Repeat)
(1.0 hour MCLE credit)
Gulfview Ballroom 2

Speakers: Judge Scott Donaldson and Judge Lara Alvis

Workers’ Compensation Update
(1.0 hour MCLE credit)
Live Oak 1-3

Speakers: Judge Chris Comer, Kira Fonteneau, and Shawn Cole

2:00 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.
Break

2:15 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.
Breakout Sessions

Garnishments
(1.0 hour MCLE credit)
Gulfview Ballroom 3

Speakers: Hilaire Armstrong

Civil Update (Repeat)
(1.0 hour MCLE credit)
Gulfview Ballroom 1

Speakers: Judge Jim Hughey and Wilson Green

Landlord Tenant Update
(1.0 hour MCLE credit)
Gulfview Ballroom 4

Speakers: Peyton Faulk and Michael Godwin

Trial Skills 101
(1.0 hour MCLE credit)
Gulfview Ballroom 2

Speakers: Brannon Buck, Ashley Peinhardt, and moderator Kitty Rogers Brown

Workers’ Compensation Update (Repeat)
(1.0 hour MCLE credit)
Live Oak 1-3

Speakers: Judge Chris Comer, Kira Fonteneau, and Shawn Cole

3:15 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Break

3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Plenary Session—Leadership and Relationships with the Legislature
(1.5 hours MCLE credit)
Speakers: Paul DeMarco, Rep. Chris England, Judge Lang Floyd, Suzi Huffaker, Judge Phil Seay, and Justice Sarah Stewart