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ATTORNEY POSITION OPENING: Community Clinic Coordinator, Volunteer Lawyers Program

- Filed Under: Things To Know

First published on March 26, 2021 Description of Position:  The Alabama State Bar Volunteer Lawyers Program (VLP) seeks a motivated, well-organized attorney to coordinate pro bono activities.  This position offers a unique…

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2021 Legislative Session: Week Eight

- Filed Under: Legislative Updates

Legislative Tracking The Alabama State Bar provides legislative status reports concerning pending legislation that may be of interest to our members, with direct links to the actual legislation. The reports divide legislation…

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2021 Legislative Session: Week Seven

- Filed Under: Legislative Updates

Legislative Tracking The Alabama State Bar provides legislative status reports concerning pending legislation that may be of interest to our members, with direct links to the actual legislation. The reports divide legislation into the…

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Boosting Your Mood and Getting Fit On-Trend

- Filed Under: Health & Wellness

By Effie Hawthorne, Associate General Counsel at the Alabama Board of Medical Examiners If you’re like many other Alabama attorneys, you haven’t seen the inside of a gym in a year thanks…

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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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FROM THE ALABAMA LAWYER: Justice Samuel Alston Beatty – A Reminiscence

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Samuel Alston Beatty was a man of many titles and talents: lieutenant, bomber pilot, member of the Greatest Generation, major, lawyer, doctor, professor, assistant dean, dean, and judge. He can be described by many adjectives: smart, humorous, devilish, animated, irascible, persistent, outgoing, larger than life, and testy.

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FROM THE ALABAMA LAWYER: 30 Faces of Pro Bono, Part 2 of 6

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Joseph Abrams, an attorney for the City of Birmingham, has dedicated the majority of his young career to providing legal services to those who can’t afford it

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FROM THE ALABAMA LAWYER: Expungement of Criminal Records

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Why do we have or need an expungement law? Since judicial records are generally considered to be public records, they are usually available for inspection and copying by the public.

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FROM THE ALABAMA LAWYER: Driving Under the Influence – An Overview

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Driving under the influence, or DUI, is a serious crime. It can have serious consequences for the livelihood and freedom of the accused. It is one of the few crimes where the initial behavior–consumption of an alcoholic beverage–is a legal act.

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FROM THE ALABAMA LAWYER: Practical Tips in DUI Cases

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A DUI case can be almost a walk-through case, or it can be one of the most complicated cases a criminal defense lawyer will handle. This article is intended to provide practical tips no matter what kind of case you have.

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