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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


 2018 Fall Law Conference Resources

Sponsor Thank You Online Fall 2018 01



CLE Form

Evaluation Form


Thursday, October 18, 2018
Judges / Prosecutors and Attorneys

Harassment Complaints: Preparing for Complaint, Policy Provisions, Procedure, Disposition
Mickey McInnish, Senior Staff Attorney,Montgomery; Bill Barousse, Director,City Investigations, Montgomery

Emily’s Law: Dangerous Dog Bill
Julie Barnard, Assistant City Attorney, Birmingham;Mindy Gilbert, AL Senior State Director,Humane Society of the U.S.

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

Legislative Update
Ken Smith, Director, ALM; Lori Lein, General Counsel, ALM

Managing Your Online Reputation Ethically & Professionally
Ernest Svenson, Speaker, author and founder, PaperlessChase.com LLC, New Orleans, LA


Friday, October 19, 2018
Judges / Prosecutors

Legal Updates   (Additional Resource: Mandatory Liability Insurance)
Will Hill Tankersley, Attorney, Balch & Bingham; Casey Biggs Bates, Attorney, ALEA

Interlock and DUI Law Changes
Casey Biggs Bates, Attorney, ALEA

Top 5 Things That Can Get a Judge in Trouble
Rosa Davis, General Counsel, Judicial Inquiry Commission

Municipal Court Bond Procedures... Where are we now?
Joseph Boohaker, Presiding Judge, 10th Judicial Circuit, Civil Division


Friday, October 19, 2018

The 2020 Census: Geographic Partnership Opportunities
William Curry, Geographer, Atlanta Regional Office, US Census Bureau

The Open Records Act: Corn Flakes, Pennies, College Football and Coach Freeze
Mark Boardman, Attorney, Boardman, Carr, Petelos, Watkins & Ogle, P.C.

Cemeteries & Monuments
Florence Kessler, Chief Asst. City Attorney, Mobile

Update on the Status of the Law Regarding Sober Living Homes
Terrill Pyburn, Special Counsel, Delray Beach, FL

Municipal Liability Task Force
Scott Speagle, Webster, Henry, Bradwell, Cohan, Speagle & DeShazo, P.C.


Saturday, October 20, 2018

The Impact of Padilla v. Kentucky: Where do we go from here?
Jeff Bramer, Judge, Warrior; Natasha Snow, Attorney, Snow & Nichols, LLC

Protecting the Identity of Innocents - Tips for Judges and Prosecutors
Allison Boyd, Probate Judge, Shelby County

Multi Jurisdictional Fines & Costs Collection: Is there a solution?
Miles Huffstutler, Judge, Homewood; John Archibald, Political Columnist, AL.com; Carl Chamblee, Judge, Trussville/Argo; Brad Bishop, Judge, Hoover


Saturday, October 20, 2018

Qualified Immunity
Lisa Soronen, Executive Director, State and Local Legal Center, Washington, D.C.

How to Create and Operate a Local Land Bank    (link to supplemental information: Birmingham Land Bank )
James Stanley, Chief Asst. City Attorney, Birmingham; Eric Fancher, Administrator, Birmingham Land Bank Authority

Wireless Telecommunications Infrastructure Update
Andy Rotenstreich, Attorney, Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz, PC

Transportation Network Companies
Judge John Garner, Executive Director, AL Public Service Commission

SCOTUS and Federal Caselaw Update
Lisa Soronen, Executive Director, State and Local Legal Center, Washington, D.C.


Additional Information



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