Effective January 1, 2011, Alabama Municipal Court Judges must complete a minimum of six hours of continuing judicial education (including one hour of judicial ethics) specifically relating to municipal court practice and procedure per calendar year. Newly appointed Municipal Court Judges must complete six hours of mandatory judicial education requirements within the first year of their appointment to the office. Judicial education credits for each municipal judge must be reported in writing to the AJC director by December 31 of each year.
The Rules for Mandatory Continuing Judicial Education for Alabama Municipal Court Judges are available here.
The Alabama Municipal Judges Association (AMJA) organized as a section of the Alabama League of Municipalities (ALM) at the AMJA annual meeting on November 9, 2007. AMJA was created to serve and benefit municipal judges throughout the State of Alabama. The goals of AMJA are to foster communication and education for municipal judges in order to increase the efficiency and effectiveness of Alabama's municipal courts.
All Alabama municipal judges, full-time or part-time, are eligible for full membership in AMJA. The cost for a full membership is $75.00 for each calendar year.
AMJA members enjoy benefits such as:
- Reduced conference attendance rates; and
- Access to the ALM legal department and current legal developments including legislation and case law.
AMJA membership dues also enable the Association to bring in recognized national and regional experts to speak on topics of interest to municipal judges.
President: Mary Eugenia Murchison, Municipal Judge, Foley
President Elect: Sybil Denise Cleveland, Municipal Judge, Huntsville
Vice President: Carl Edward Chamblee, Jr., Municipal Judge, Trussville and Argo
Secretary-Treasurer: Rob Johnston, Assistant General Counsel, Alabama League of Municipalities
Immediate Past President: Patrick Haralson Tate, Municipal Judge, Fort Payne
Past President 2012 - 2014: Alvin Holmes Whiddon Jr., Municipal Judge, Mobile
Past President 2010 - 2012: Andrew John Segal, Municipal Judge, Owens Crossroads
Past President 2008 - 2010: Charles Solon Rodenhauser, Municipal Judge, Huntsville
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The Alabama Association of Municipal Attorneys was created on May 2, 1992, at the annual Municipal Attorneys Conference in Birmingham. AAMA was created to serve and benefit municipal attorneys and prosecutors throughout the State of Alabama. The goals of AAMA are to foster communication and education of attorneys and the public as to the unique aspects of municipal law.
All attorneys who represent a municipality are eligible for full membership in AAMA. The cost for a full membership is $75.00.
AAMA members enjoy benefits such as:
- Opportunities to network and communicate with other members to share ideas and ask questions;
- Reduced conference attendance rates;
- Notification of legal and legislative developments;
- Discounted rate for access to League Law, ALM's groundbreaking online legal research system. League Law will also allow you to access PDFs of two critical publications: Selected Readings for the Municipal Official and Handbook for Mayors and Councilmembers.
AAMA membership dues also enable us to bring in recognized national experts to speak on topics of interest to municipal attorneys.
Vice President Jimmy Nunn, Attorney, Selma
Secretary-Treasurer Lorelei Lein, General Counsel, Alabama League of Municipalities
Immediate Past President Kelly Butler, Attorny, Hand Arendall
Past President Glenda D. Webb, City Attorney, Tuscaloosa