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Friday, March 23, 2018
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

Interlock Issues
Sean McTear, Deputy District Attorney, Montgomery County District Attorney’s Office

Opioid Litigation and Your Municipality
Mark Hayes, Director, Legal Services, Arkansas Municipal League

Opioids in Alabama: Law Enforcement and the Court System
Steven T. Marshall, Attorney General of Alabama


Friday, March 23, 2018
Judges / Prosecutors

Criminal Law - Appellate Update
Liles Burke, Associate Judge, AL Court of Criminal Appeals

Developments and Matters of Interest Impacting the State Judicial System
Lyn Stuart, Chief Justice, AL Supreme Court

Project Renew: Getting your License Back
Sylvia Bennett-Stone, Founder, CEO, Innovative Approach Foundation, Birmingham

Mental Health Issues in the Courtroom
Allison S. Boyd, MBA, JD, Programs Coordinator, Mental Health Services and Legal Counsel, Office of the Judge of Probate, Shelby County

Domestic Violence: Conditions of Release, and Things to Consider
Carl Chamblee, Municipal Judge, Trussville/Argo


Friday, March 23, 2018

Economic Incentives
Preston Bolt, Attorney, Hand Arendall LLC, Mobile

Electronic Records: Retention and Discovery
Paul Zimmerman, Attorney, Christian & Small, LLP, Birmingham

Social Media Pitfalls
Marcus Chatterton, Attorney, Balch & Bingham, LLP, Birmingham

Responding to Claims - What the City Attorney Needs to Know
Rick Howard, Attorney, Holtsford Gilliland Higgins Hitson & Howard, PC;
David Sikes, Litigation Manager, AMIC

Declining Sales Tax Collection in a Digital Age
Susan Snowden, Deputy Chief Financial Officer, Tuscaloosa;
Katy Metcalfe, Director of Budgets and Strategic Planning, Tuscaloosa


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: http://www.uscis.gov/save. 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