Alabama State Bar Mid-Year Meeting 2023

Wednesday, 18 January 2023 12:00 PM - Friday, 20 January 2023 8:00 AM CST

26 North Royal Street, Mobile, AL, 36602, United States

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Mid-Year Meeting Registration Fee Partial Approval - $250.00

Registrations end on 01/17/2023

Guest Ticket - Joint Cocktail Reception Partial Approval - Free

Registrations end on 01/17/2023

Sponsored by Mobile and Baldwin County Bar Associations. Each attendee is allowed one spouse guest ticket for the cocktail reception.

Guest Ticket - Thursday Night Mardi Gras Partial Approval - Free

Registrations end on 01/17/2023

Sponsored by Mobile and Baldwin County Bar Associations. Each attendee is allowed one spouse guest ticket for the Mardi Gras reception

Volunteer Lawyers Program Trivia Night Partial Approval - $10.00

Registrations end on 01/17/2023

Join us for a night of fun, drinks and desserts! The Alabama State Bar Volunteer Lawyer Program is hosting a trivia night to raise money for the program. There will be prizes, trophies and bragging rights up for the taking! The games will begin at 8:00 p.m.

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Wednesday, 18 January 2023 12:00 PM - Friday, 20 January 2023 8:00 AM CST

Battle House Renaissance, 26 North Royal Street, Mobile, AL, 36602, United States.

Due to limited seating for the Noontime Knowledge Luncheon, any guest tickets, if available, will be sold onsite.

The hotel online reservation link will be provided in your the registration confirmation email. If you have questions or need help with the link, please do not hesitate to ask. We appreciate your business and look forward to a successful event.

Hotel(s) offering your special group rate:

•           The Battle House Renaissance Mobile Hotel & Spa for 159 USD per night

Event Summary:

Alabama State Bar Mid-Year Meeting 2023

Group Rate Start Date: Tuesday, January 17, 2023

Group Rate End Date: Friday, January 20, 2023

Last Day to Book: Tuesday, December 20, 2022

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Honorable Monet Gaines
District Judge
Fifteenth Judicial Circuit- Montgomery

About Honorable Monet Gaines

District Judge
Fifteenth Judicial Circuit- Montgomery
Honorable Karen Hall
Presiding Judge
Twenty-third Judicial Circuit

About Honorable Karen Hall

Presiding Judge
Twenty-third Judicial Circuit
Tiffanie Agee
Interim Dean
Miles Law School

In 2009, Dean Agee earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Sociology from Texas A & M University, where she focused primarily on research projects related to the curriculum in black Texas high schools before and after integration. She matriculated at the University of Alabama School of Law, where she earned both a J.D. in 2013, and an LL.M. in Business Transactions in 2016. Graduating cum laude, Dean Agee continued her research work on the historical roots of education in desegregated school systems. Dean Agee’s professional career includes an expansive legal practice. Since 2015, she has been a solo practitioner in her firm, Agee Law, LLC. She maintains a criminal, civil, trial, and appellate law practice, where she has successfully reversed criminal convictions. In addition, she has authored, co-authored, and contributed to several scholarly publications pertaining to law. In 2018, Attorney Agee joined the faculty of MLS teaching Legal Writing/Research, Agency & Partnership and Corporations, and is widely respected by students, faculty, and staff. Since joining the MLS faculty, she has brought many fresh ideas to the table and assisted the administration with curriculum changes. Dean Agee is an active member of the community and serves on multiple organizations and committees including, the Alabama Lawyers’ Association, Birmingham Bar Association, Magic City Bar Association and is the Membership Chair for the Black Women Lawyers Association of Alabama. She has been appointed to serve as a member of the Government Relations Liaison Committee of the Alabama State Bar as well as the Diversity and Inclusion Task Force Committee of the Alabama State Bar for the past 2 years. She’s a Board member of Alabama Appleseed Center for Law and Justice and she was most recently recognized as a member of the Alabama State Bar’s Leadership Forum Class 16. Recently, Dean Agee and her research were quoted in a CNN article regarding current events related to Alabama law.

About Tiffanie Agee

Interim Dean
Miles Law School
Honorable Brent Craig
District Judge
Morgan County - Eighth Circuit

About Honorable Brent Craig

District Judge
Morgan County - Eighth Circuit
Honorable Martha Reeves Cook
District Judge
Tenth Judicial Circuit- Jefferson County

Judge Martha Reeves Cook was appointed as District Court Judge, Place 1, in March 2019, to fill the remaining term of Judge John Amari, who retired in January 2019. Judge Cook is a native of Selma, Alabama and a graduate of Selma High School. She received her Bachelor of Arts from Randolph-Macon Woman's College in Lynchburg, VA. Judge Cook obtained her J.D. from Cumberland School of Law in Birmingham, Alabama. Prior her appointment, Judge Cook practiced civil law for 20+ years, representing individuals and businesses, plaintiffs and defendants. Most recently, she opened her own mediation and law practice where she mediated cases involving real estate disputes, divorce and family matters, federal consumer laws, and personal injury cases. Judge Cook volunteers for the Wills Clinic sponsored by Cumberland School of Law and the Birmingham Volunteer Lawyers Program and speaks on conflict resolution topics at local and national events. Judge Cook is a member of the Alabama State Bar, the Birmingham Bar Association, and the Magic City Bar Association. She is the former chair and board member of the Vestavia Hills Chamber of Commerce and a graduate and former board member of Leadership Vestavia Hills. Most importantly, she is the mother of two wonderful sons.

About Honorable Martha Reeves Cook

District Judge
Tenth Judicial Circuit- Jefferson County
Honorable Tiffany B. McCord
District Judge
Fifteenth Judicial Circuit- Montgomery

About Honorable Tiffany B. McCord

District Judge
Fifteenth Judicial Circuit- Montgomery
Eileen Harris
Executive Director
Alabama Center for Dispute Resolution

About Eileen Harris

Executive Director
Alabama Center for Dispute Resolution
Linda Lund
Director of the Volunteer Lawyer Program
Alabama State Bar

About Linda Lund

Director of the Volunteer Lawyer Program
Alabama State Bar
Hilaire Armstrong
VLP Community Clinic Coordinator
Alabama State Bar

About Hilaire Armstrong

VLP Community Clinic Coordinator
Alabama State Bar
Peyton Faulk
Executive Director
Montgomery Volunteer Lawyers Program

About Peyton Faulk

Executive Director
Montgomery Volunteer Lawyers Program
Matthew W. Penhale
Partner
McCalla Raymer Liebert Pierce

About Matthew W. Penhale

Partner
McCalla Raymer Liebert Pierce
Graham Hewitt
Executive Director
Volunteer Lawyers Birmingham

About Graham Hewitt

Executive Director
Volunteer Lawyers Birmingham
Leon Hampton, Jr.
Principal
Beasley Allen

About Leon Hampton, Jr.

Principal
Beasley Allen
Honorable Alison Austin
Presiding Judge
Twenty-third Judicial Circuit

About Honorable Alison Austin

Presiding Judge
Twenty-third Judicial Circuit
Tatelyn Noda
Court Reporter
First Judicial Circuit of Alabama

About Tatelyn Noda

Court Reporter
First Judicial Circuit of Alabama
Jordan Groves
Freelance Court Reporter
Freelance Court Reporter

About Jordan Groves

Freelance Court Reporter
Freelance Court Reporter
Honorable Jill Phillips
Circuit Judge
Thirteenth Judicial Circuit- Mobile County

About Honorable Jill Phillips

Circuit Judge
Thirteenth Judicial Circuit- Mobile County
Honorable Jill Phillips
Circuit Judge
Thirteenth Judicial Circuit

About Honorable Jill Phillips

Circuit Judge
Thirteenth Judicial Circuit
Honorable Elisabeth French
Presiding Judge
Tenth Judicial Circuit- Jefferson County

About Honorable Elisabeth French

Presiding Judge
Tenth Judicial Circuit- Jefferson County
Honorable J. Clark Stankoski
Circuit Judge
Twenty-eighth Circuit

About Honorable J. Clark Stankoski

Circuit Judge
Twenty-eighth Circuit
D. Robert Stankoski
Founding Partner
Stankoski Myrick, LLC

About D. Robert Stankoski

Founding Partner
Stankoski Myrick, LLC
Jonathan Smothers
Managing Partner
Albertelli Law

About Jonathan Smothers

Managing Partner
Albertelli Law
Terri B. Lovell
Executive Director
Alabama State Bar

About Terri B. Lovell

Executive Director
Alabama State Bar
Joe Schell
Founder
Cite Court Reporting

About Joe Schell

Founder
Cite Court Reporting
Honorable Burt Smithart
Presiding Judge
Third Judicial Circuit- Bullock County

About Honorable Burt Smithart

Presiding Judge
Third Judicial Circuit- Bullock County
Karen Laneaux
Director of Admissions
Alabama State Bar

About Karen Laneaux

Director of Admissions
Alabama State Bar
Othni Lathram
Director
Alabama Legislative Services

About Othni Lathram

Director
Alabama Legislative Services
Chris Colee
Law Practice Management Program Coordinator
Alabama State Bar

About Chris Colee

Law Practice Management Program Coordinator
Alabama State Bar
Senator Will Barfoot
Senator
Alabama State Senate

About Senator Will Barfoot

Senator
Alabama State Senate
Representative Matt Simpson
Representative
Alabama House of Representatives

About Representative Matt Simpson

Representative
Alabama House of Representatives
Justice Kelli Wise
Supreme Court Justice
Supreme Court of Alabama

About Justice Kelli Wise

Supreme Court Justice
Supreme Court of Alabama
Justice Tommy Bryan
Supreme Court Justice
Supreme Court of Alabama

About Justice Tommy Bryan

Supreme Court Justice
Supreme Court of Alabama
Dr. Rachel Fry
Psychologist
Fry Health

About Dr. Rachel Fry

Psychologist
Fry Health
Justice Jay Mitchell
Supreme Court Justice
Supreme Court of Alabama

About Justice Jay Mitchell

Supreme Court Justice
Supreme Court of Alabama
Justice Sarah Stewart
Supreme Court Justice
Alabama Supreme Court

About Justice Sarah Stewart

Supreme Court Justice
Alabama Supreme Court
Jacy Fisher
Attorney
Greg Varner Law

About Jacy Fisher

Attorney
Greg Varner Law
Felicia T. Long
Attorney
Southern Company

About Felicia T. Long

Attorney
Southern Company
Joe Basgier
Assistant City Attorney
City of Birmingham

About Joe Basgier

Assistant City Attorney
City of Birmingham
Chief Justice Tom Parker
Chief Justice
Alabama Supreme Court

About Chief Justice Tom Parker

Chief Justice
Alabama Supreme Court
Gibson Vance
ASB President
Alabama State Bar

About Gibson Vance

ASB President
Alabama State Bar
Chief Justice Nathan L. Hecht
Chief Justice
Texas Supreme Court

About Chief Justice Nathan L. Hecht

Chief Justice
Texas Supreme Court
Roman Shaul
ASB General Counsel
Alabama State Bar

About Roman Shaul

ASB General Counsel
Alabama State Bar
Ryan Leaf
Retired NFL Quarterback
ESPN Football Analyst

Ryan David Leaf is an advocate for those struggling with mental and behavioral health issues and encourages audiences to transform the way we think about mental health issues and addiction. Ryan works to eliminate the mental health stigma and says, “asking for help is a sign of strength, not weakness!” Leaf used his prison time as an opportunity to accomplish something of greater importance. Leaf describes the time in prison as a time of “spiritual growth and humility.” Today, Ryan Leaf is the voice for the recovery community. His mission is to reach anyone in need of hope. At one time, Ryan felt completely consumed by his mental health issues and the only way to pacify his pain was with drugs. Out of that desolation, he hopes to inspire others to begin their road to recovery to see that happiness and health can always be achieved. He chooses to share his story dealing with mental health issues and substance abuse in order to reach the person who cannot yet imagine a better life for themselves. Ryan’s wish is to be an example that a better life is always possible. Ryan is also a strong advocate for military service men and women. His father is a veteran and works with the foundation Merging Vets & Players (MVP), an organization comprised of a blend of combat veterans, players, coaches, and mentors, who understand what it means to overcome adversity, and who rise to face every challenge affecting the veteran community Leaf is a college and NFL football analyst for ESPN, Westwood One Sports, and the PAC-12 Network. He continues to host his SiriusXM radio show on NFL, ESPNU, & PAC-12 Radio, as well as his own TV Show “The Straight Line w/ Ryan Leaf”. He also travels the country and speaks to communities all over the country. His story in his own words is available where you get your podcasts. BUST: The Ryan Leaf Story.

About Ryan Leaf

Retired NFL Quarterback
ESPN Football Analyst
Professor Michael Gerhardt
Professor
UNC Law School

About Professor Michael Gerhardt

Professor
UNC Law School
John Phelps
Consultant
Pathfinder Executive Consulting

About John Phelps

Consultant
Pathfinder Executive Consulting
Joseph Abrams
Attorney
City of Birmingham

About Joseph Abrams

Attorney
City of Birmingham
Nicole King
City Attorney
City of Birmingham

About Nicole King

City Attorney
City of Birmingham
Amanda Cutshall Goozee
President
Workers' Comp Section

About Amanda Cutshall Goozee

President
Workers' Comp Section
Lindsey Simmons
Speaker
Workers' Comp Section

About Lindsey Simmons

Speaker
Workers' Comp Section

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09:00 AM

Midyear Meeting Registration/Check-In

09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
10:00 AM

Women's Section Judicial Brunch

10:00 AM - 11:30 AMRiverview Hotel
12:00 PM

Welcoming Remarks

12:00 PM - 12:45 PM
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  • Terri B. Lovell

    Executive Director

01:00 PM

Building Bridges to the New Normal with Mediation: Create Win-Win for the Bench, Bar & Litigants

01:00 PM - 01:50 PM
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  • Honorable Brent Craig

    District Judge

02:00 PM

Lawyers as Leaders

02:00 PM - 02:50 PM
  • John Phelps

    Consultant

03:00 PM

Working Together for Access to Justice

03:00 PM - 03:50 PM
  • Chief Justice Nathan L. Hecht

    Chief Justice

04:00 PM

Alabama Pro Bono Alliance

04:00 PM - 04:50 PM
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  • Linda Lund

    Director of the Volunteer Lawyer Program

05:00 PM

Joint Cocktail Reception

05:00 PM - 06:30 PM

Sponsors

07:30 PM

Volunteer Lawyer Program Trivia Night

07:30 PM - 10:00 PM

Sponsors

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07:30 AM

Continental Breakfast

07:30 AM - 08:30 AM
07:30 AM

Midyear Meeting Registration/Check-In

07:30 AM - 12:00 PM
08:00 AM

American Bar Foundation Coffee (invitation only)

08:00 AM - 08:50 AM

Sponsors

Tiger King and Tiger Claims: A Study in Workers' Compensation Issues

08:00 AM - 08:50 AM
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  • Amanda Cutshall Goozee

    President

Sponsors

2023 Legislative Session Preview

08:00 AM - 08:50 AM
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  • Othni Lathram

    Director

Sponsors

09:00 AM

PLENARY- Appellate Trends and Case Management

09:00 AM - 09:50 AM
  • +3
  • Justice Kelli Wise

    Supreme Court Justice

10:00 AM

The Journey to Becoming a Judge

10:00 AM - 10:50 AM
  • +4
  • Honorable Jill Phillips

    Circuit Judge

Technology in the Courtroom

10:00 AM - 10:50 AM
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  • Honorable J. Clark Stankoski

    Circuit Judge

11:15 AM

Noontime Knowledge- Lying to Myself: The Ryan Leaf Story

11:15 AM - 12:45 PM
  • Ryan Leaf

    Retired NFL Quarterback

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12:45 PM

BREAK

12:45 PM - 01:00 PM
01:00 PM

Lawyers in Politics: Do the Disciplinary Rules Still Apply?

01:00 PM - 01:50 PM
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  • Roman Shaul

    ASB General Counsel

Building Your "Buffers": Managing and Preventing Burnout

01:00 PM - 01:50 PM
  • Dr. Rachel Fry

    Psychologist

02:00 PM

Building Bridges to a Protected Record

02:00 PM - 02:50 PM
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  • Joe Schell

    Founder

Drug and Public Nuisances Abatement Post-COVID

02:00 PM - 02:50 PM
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  • Joe Basgier

    Assistant City Attorney

The Next Generation Bar Exam

02:00 PM - 02:50 PM
  • Karen Laneaux

    Director of Admissions

03:00 PM

Residential Mortgage Foreclosure Redemption with Matthew Penhale and Jonathan Smothers

03:00 PM - 03:50 PM
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  • Matthew W. Penhale

    Partner

Practical Diversity: Making the Connection Between Diversity and Equitable Inclusion

03:00 PM - 03:50 PM
  • Tiffanie Agee

    Interim Dean

04:00 PM

Your Future Law Firm: Legal Tech Tips, Tricks, Services and Websites

04:00 PM - 04:50 PM
  • Chris Colee

    Law Practice Management Program Coordinator

Rule of Law in 2023

04:00 PM - 04:50 PM
  • Professor Michael Gerhardt

    Professor

06:30 PM

Mardi Gras Reception

06:30 PM - 08:30 PMHistory Museum of Mobile

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