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Thursday, September 21, 2017
Judges / Prosecutors and Attorneys

Attorney General’s Opinions Update
Ward Beeson, Chief, Opinion’s Division, Attorney General’s Office

Legislative Update
Ken Smith, Executive Director, ALM;
Perry Roquemore, The Bloom Group

Ethical Quicksand
Jeremy McIntire, Assistant General Counsel, AL State Bar

Municipal Court/Judicial Immunity Update
Conrad Anderson, Greg Cook, Will Hill Tankersley, Jr., 
Balch & Bingham LLC., Birmingham

When It’s Dark Enough, You Can See the Stars (a Universal Guide to Stress Management)
Brent Cosby, Laurel Oaks Behavioral Health Center


Friday, September 22, 2017

Judges / Prosecutors

Community Outreach Beyond the Court
Tawanna Morton, President, Cross Roads to Intervention, Birmingham

Recent Legislation and Opinions Impacting the Municipal Court
Mark Erwin, Municipal Judge, Saraland

The Judicial Article 1973 - Does It Need Tweaking, Updating, Amending or Left Alone
Clay Hornsby, Deputy Director, Alabama Law Institute

The Future for All Municipal Courts
Andra Sparks, Presiding Judge, Birmingham

Top Federal Appellate Developments and Pending Cases on Municipal Court Bail and Collection Practices
Ed R. Haden, Balch & Bingham, LLC., Birmingham


Friday, September 22, 2017


AG Update on Firearm Determinations
Wes Shaw, Assistant Attorney General, Attorney General’s Office

Pitfalls and Best Practices for Bond Issues
Barry Staples, Maynard, Cooper & Gale P.C., Birmingham

Recreational Immunity
George Royer, Lanier, Ford, Shaver & Payne, P.C., Huntsville

SCOTUS and Federal Caselaw Update
Lisa Soronen, Executive Director, State and Local Legal Center

Low Impact Development and Green Infrastructure
Julie Barnard, Asst. City Attorney, Birmingham; 
Andrew Reese, V.P., AMEC Foster Wheeler


Saturday, September 23, 2017

Judges / Prosecutors

Special Topics in Forensic Toxicology: The Impact of Marijuana Legalization and an Update on the Opioid Epidemic
Curt Harper, Toxicology Discipline Chief, Department of Forensic Sciences

The Real Cost of Municipal Court Costs
Susan Fuqua, Court Director, Hoover Municipal Court

Uniform Sentencing
Ricardo Woods, Attorney, Burr & Foreman, LLP, Mobile

Ethical Considerations for Municipal Judges
Randy Van Vleck, General Counsel, New Mexico Municipal League


Saturday, September 23, 2017


Due Process - Nuts and Bolts
Elizabeth Carter, Hill, Hill, Carter, Franco, Cole & Black, Montgomery

Eminent Domain Primer
James Bradford, Balch & Bingham, Birmingham

We Are Going to Make Your Day! Prepare Ahead!
Mickey McInnish, Senior Staff Attorney, City of Montgomery

Public Works Bid Law Update
Lister Hubbard, Capell & Howard, P.C., Montgomery

Disaster & Daily Events: Use of the Incident Command System
Panel - Glenda Webb, City Atty., Tuscaloosa;
Robert Spence, Attorney, Rosen Harwood, Tuscaloosa;
Alan Martin, Fire Chief, Tuscaloosa;
Rob Robertson, Director of Tuscaloosa Co. EMA


Additional Information



The Alabama League of Municipalities (the League) has assisted in the development of a streamlined application process for using the Systematic Alien Verification for Entitlements (SAVE) Program to verify the immigration status of individuals seeking state and local benefits. The SAVE Program is a web-based service that helps federal, state and local benefit-issuing agencies, institutions, and licensing agencies determine the immigration status of benefit applicants.

Pursuant to the Beason/Hammon Alabama Taxpayer and Citizen Protection Act, originally passed in 2011 and amended in 2012, Alabama's municipalities are required to use the SAVE Program to verify the immigration status of certain individuals seeking certain benefits from a municipality.

Using this process allows a municipality to gain access to the SAVE Program more quickly and simply than the normal SAVE Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) process.

The League encourages all municipalities to strongly consider using the streamlined process. Municipalities, however, may also choose not to use this streamlined process for the listed approved benefits, but in doing so may be required by the SAVE Program to submit additional information regarding legal authorities and other aspects of its benefits programs before finalizing a SAVE MOA.



If your municipality has already started the registration process online, please do not re-register online with the SAVE Program. If your municipality has already registered online but is still awaiting approval, please submit an "Authorities for the SAVE Program" without re-registering

In order to gain access to the SAVE Program, your municipality MUST first be registered online at: After registering, simply complete the "Authorities for the SAVE Program" document attached hereto and also found at [link to form] and submit it by fax to the SAVE Program, attention to "SAVE Registration" at (802) 860-6907.

If you need to use the SAVE Program for benefits not found on the streamlined "Authorities for the SAVE Program" or you have any question regarding the registration process please contact the SAVE Program via e-mail at: (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) or telephone (877) 469-2563.

If you have any questions about the authorities listed on the "Authorities for the SAVE Program" and whether Alabama Law requires verification of citizenship for those benefits listed, please contact the League Legal Department at (334) 262-2566.


Grassroots Advocacy

Timely Topics

The Clerk's Manual has been updated. It has been posted on the Clerk's Page and HERE.

Important Changes to Municipal Police and Planning Jurisdictions

Police Jurisdiction Bulletin
from the League

Police Jurisdiction Notices - ADOR