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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Archives

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Recent Articles

FROM THE ALABAMA LAWYER: Hanging a Shingle (Some Practical Pointers)

Congratulations! By making the decision to enter the world of solo or small firm practice, you have embarked on a career that will provide you moments of unspeakable personal and professional satisfaction, punctuated by periods of uncertainty, self-doubt, great frustration, and, yes, sheer terror. Not to worry–you are not the first person to choose this path. Help is available. Read on.

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FROM THE ALABAMA LAWYER: Top Five Traits of Legal Professionals

Lawyers of my generation are fond of reminiscing about what we term “the good old days.”

Back in our day, we say, we knew how to pick up the phone and take care of business; we had no need of snarky emails. Back in our day, we say, we knew how to fight fair.

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

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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