The Alabama Lawyer

About The Alabama Lawyer

The Alabama Lawyer is a bi-monthly publication of the Alabama State Bar. It is published in January, March, May, July, September and November. In addition to keeping members up to date on the latest changes in various laws/rules and how they affect their practice, it also provides members and the public a way to keep current with Alabama State Bar activities, policies/procedures and information pertaining to other bar members.

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The Alabama Lawyer is published six times each year, in January, March, May, July, September and November. For advertising deadlines and other information, contact Director of Publications Margaret Murphy.

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Recent Articles

Circuit Criminal Trial and Evidence Practice Pointers

Judge William H. Filmore, Tobie J. Smith, and J. Patrick Lamb

Most Often Cited Rule of Evidence: 404(b)

The first sentence of Alabama Rules of Evidence Rule 404(b) gives the general rule: “Evidence of other crimes, wrongs, or acts is not admissible to prove the character of a person in order to show action in conformity therewith.”

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Circuit Civil Trial and Evidence Practice Pointers

By Judge Elisabeth A. French, Julia T. Cochrun, and LaBella S. McCallum

With changes in the law school curriculums in terms of evidence requirements, many in the legal profession have observed that attorney trial skills have declined in recent years.

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District Court Trial and Evidence Practice Pointers

By Megan K. McCarthy and Jason S. McCormick

In September 2019, district courts in Alabama became much more active for a civil lawyer because the district court’s jurisdictional limit increased from $10,000 to $20,000.

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Probate Court Evidentiary and Procedural Potential Pitfalls

By Judge William D. Motlow and R. Bradley Phillips

There is a misconception among some attorneys that the Rules of Evidence do not apply during proceedings in the probate courts of this state. Rule 1101 of the Rules states the “rules of evidence apply in all proceedings in the courts of Alabama.”

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