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

FROM THE ALABAMA LAWYER: Alabama Local Government Procurement Law Basics

There are two procurement laws in Alabama that apply to nearly every purchase made by county commissions and other local governmental entities. Commonly referred to as the Competitive Bid Law and the Public Works Law, these two sets of statutes contain several requirements that must be satisfied in order for local governmental entities to properly expend public funds on certain projects, goods, or services.

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FROM THE ALABAMA LAWYER: Municipal Liability Cap on Damages and UIM Insurance

No matter which side of the fence you find yourself on in litigation involving a municipality and allegations of damages, there are some basics you need to first familiarize yourself with before you can appropriately advise your client.

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FROM THE ALABAMA LAWYER: Alabama Municipal Law 101 (A Primer on the Basics)

Alabama has 463 incorporated municipalities located in 67 counties. These entities are designated by state law as either cities (population of more than 2,000) or towns (population of fewer than 2,000) and range in size from the state’s largest city, Birmingham (population 212,247) to the town of McMullen (population 10).

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FROM THE ALABAMA LAWYER: Private Judging – A Means for Expediting Justice for Litigants

The pandemic of 2020 has certainly posed challenges for our Alabama court system and contributed to a backlog of cases. This backlog creates a hardship for litigants in civil matters seeking resolution to their legal matters. Private judging offers a means for litigants to have their day in court while avoiding a potentially lengthy period of time.

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