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FROM THE ALABAMA LAWYER: Practical Considerations for Opening and Running a Plaintiff’s Litigation Practice

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Starting a new firm, despite the area of practice, can be a daunting challenge. When I left a firm and decided to open my own practice in 2010 (before eventually teaming up with my current senior partner), I knew practically nothing about how to open or run a law office.

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FROM THE ALABAMA LAWYER: Employment Law for the Solo and Small Firm Lawyer

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Alabama is an at-will employment state. An employer can terminate an employee for any reason, for no reason, or for a bad reason. The employer doesn’t have to have a reason, and he doesn’t have to give a reason.[1]

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FROM THE ALABAMA LAWYER: 30 Faces of Pro Bono -Part 5 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. Each volunteer represents hundreds of others who have made the program successful. That success is not confined to the program, but is shared with every volunteer and every client who received assistance.

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Mind Full? Or Mindful? – ASB Task Force on Quality of Life, Health & Wellness

- Filed Under: Health & Wellness

By Lynn D. Hogewood Mindfulness – are you tired of hearing the word?  Is your mind full?  Or are you mindful?  What does any of this mean anyway?  The word mindfulness and the…

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Gov. Ivey Proclaims October 2021 Pro Bono Month in Alabama

- Filed Under: Press Releases, Uncategorized

Gov. Ivey signs a Proclamation celebrating October as Pro Month in Alabama. Photos by Hal Turner. MONTGOMERY – Gov. Kay Ivey has proclaimed October 2021 “Pro Bono Month” in Alabama. The Alabama…

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July 2021 Alabama State Bar Exam Results Released

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The July 2021 bar exam results have been released. The pass list is available here. You can view your Alabama State Bar Exam results on your secure user homepage. The Fall 2021…

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Reducing Anxiety and Increasing Resilience as Attorneys

- Filed Under: Health & Wellness

by Lynn Hogewood We are settling into the fall semester at Cumberland with 160 first-year law students eager and anxious to achieve success.  Meanwhile, recent graduates are anxiously awaiting the July Bar…

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Supreme Court of Alabama Declares Temporary State of Emergency

- Filed Under: Courts

Effective Aug. 23, 2021, the Supreme Court of Alabama has declared a temporary state of emergency authorizing the use of audio/video technologies in place of in-person proceedings. The Order, which is in…

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The Scoop – 08.23.21

- Filed Under: Things To Know

This newsletter was emailed to all members on Monday, Aug. 23, 2021. If you did not receive it, please check your email preferences on your Dashboard to make sure you have checked…

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Supreme Court of Alabama Extends Workers’ Comp COVID Order

- Filed Under: Courts

The Supreme Court of Alabama has extended Orders pertaining to Workers’ Compensation Cases through Oct. 29, 2021, allowing for settlement hearings by phone or video conference and for a DOL Ombudsmen or…

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