Alabama State Bar Midyear Meeting

Wed, January 22 2020, 8:30 AM - Thu, January 23 2020, 5:00 PM [CST]

21196 E Beach Blvd, Gulf Shores, AL, 36542, United States

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Wed, January 22 2020, 8:30 AM - Thu, January 23 2020, 5:00 PM [CST]

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 AGENDA

WEDNESDAY JANUARY 22

9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Midyear Meeting Registration/Check-In

12:30 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Welcoming Remarks
(.5 hours MCLE credit)
Speakers: Chief Justice Tom Parker, Alabama Supreme Court; Rich Hobson, Administrative Director of Courts; Christy Crow, President of the Alabama State Bar; Judge Teresa Pullman, President of the Alabama Circuit Judges Association; Judge Carole Medley, President of the Alabama District Judges Association; and, Wally Lowery, Director of the Alabama Judicial College

1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Part 1 of Lawyers at the Movies: Learning from the Top“Lawyer” Movies of All-Time
(1.5 hours MCLE credit)
Speaker: William Newman, University of Southern Mississippi
Although Hollywood has a tendency to portray lawyers and the legal profession in a very unrealistic light, wonderful lessons for practicing lawyers nonetheless abound in some of the most beloved“lawyer” movies and TV shows of all time.

2:30 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.
Break

2:45 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.
Part 2 of Lawyers at the Movies: Learning from the Top“Lawyer” Movies of All-Time
(1.5 hours MCLE credit)
Speaker: William Newman, University of Southern Mississippi

4:15 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Break

4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Wellness Presentation (1.0 hour MCLE credit)
Speaker: TBA

6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Joint Reception with Alabama Circuit Judges Association and Alabama District Judges Association

 

THURSDAY JANUARY 23

7:45 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
Bu?et Breakfast and State of the Bar and Judiciary
(1.0 hour MCLE credit)
Speakers: Chief Justice Tom Parker, Alabama Supreme Court, and Christy Crow, President of the Alabama State Bar

9:00 a.m. – 9:15 a.m.
Break

9:15 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.
Plenary Session
(1.0 hour MCLE credit)
Speaker: TBA

10:15 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Break

10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Breakout Sessions

Civil Update
(1.0 hour MCLE credit)
Speakers: Judge Jim Hughey and Wilson F. Green

Criminal Update
(1.0 hour MCLE credit)
Speakers: Judge Teresa Pullman, Carmen Howell, and Kandice Pickett

Domestic Relations Update
(1.0 hour MCLE credit)
Speakers: Judge Jeremy Taylor, Holly Sawyer, and Heather Fann

“Ed Talks”
(1.0 hour MCLE credit)
Speakers: Judge Adrian Johnson, Jenna Bedsole, Brett King, and Diandra Debrosse Zimmerman

Evidence Update
(1.0 hour MCLE credit)
Speakers: Judge Scott Donaldson, Judge Lara Alvis, and Rip Andrews

11:30 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.
Break

11:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.
Bench & Bar Luncheon (1.0 hour MCLE credit)
Speaker: Chief Judge Stephen Dillard, Georgia Court of Appeals

12:45 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Break

1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Breakout Sessions

Criminal Update
(1.0 hour MCLE credit)
Speakers: Judge Teresa Pullman, Carmen Howell, and Kandice Pickett

Domestic Relations Update
(1.0 hour MCLE credit)
Speakers: Judge Jeremy Taylor, Holly Sawyer, and Heather Fann

DUI/Interlock Device Update
(1.0 hour MCLE credit)
Speakers: Zach Peagler, Sean McTear,  and  Samantha Naramore

Evidence Update
(1.0 hour MCLE credit)
Speakers: Judge Scott Donaldson, Judge Lara Alvis, and Rip Andrews

Workers’ Compensation Update
(1.0 hour MCLE credit)
Speakers: Judge Chris Comer, Kira Fonteneau, and Shawn Cole

2:00 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.
Break

2:15 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.
Breakout Sessions

Civil Update
(1.0 hour MCLE credit)
Speakers: Judge Jim Hughey and Wilson F. Green

Garnishments Update
(1.0 hour MCLE credit)
Speaker: Hilaire Armstrong

Landlord Tenant Update
(1.0 hour MCLE credit)
Speaker: Judge Joe Basenberg

Practical Trial Skills
(1.0 hour MCLE credit)
Speakers: Rip Andrews and Ashley Peinhardt

Workers’ Compensation Update
(1.0 hour MCLE credit)
Speakers: Judge Chris Comer, Kira Fonteneau, and Shawn Cole

3:15 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Break

3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Plenary Session—Leadership and Relationships with the Legislature
(1.5 hours MCLE credit)
Speakers: Paul DeMarco, Chris England, Judge Lang Floyd, Suzi Hu?aker, Judge Phil Seay, and Justice Sarah Stewart

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