Skip Finkbohner, President -----
February 2020
Volume XLIV, Issue 2

 In This Issue...
Ann's Article...........................Page 2
Committee Updates...............Page 3
Young Lawyers......................Page 4
VZC Bar.................................Page 4
Women Lawyers....................Page 5
Significant Decision...............Page 5
SAVLP...................................Page 6
In the News...........................Page 7
Announcements....................Page 8
Mobile Bar Foundation..........Page 10
Upcoming Events..................Page 12
Birthdays...............................Page 13
    2020 OFFICERS
President - GEORGE W. (SKIP) FINKBOHNER, III
President Elect - CHARLES J. (CHARLIE) POTTS
Vice President - D. BRIAN MURPHY
Secretary - JENNIFER S. HOLIFIELD
Treasurer - J. ROBERT (ROBBIE) TURNIPSEED
Asst. Treasurer - JAMES ALEXANDER (ALEX) STEADMAN
Executive Director - ANN F. SIRMON
Editor - JULIA J. SHREVE
President's Message on Mentoring
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I got lucky, and that’s an understatement. 

In 1986 I returned to Mobile and went to work with my father’s law firm. I practiced with my dad for 17 years until 2003 when he was nearing retirement. Since then, I’ve been here at Cunningham Bounds. 
 
My father taught me how to try jury trials, and more broadly, how to practice law. Early on, he cut me loose to go to court and try cases. He was always available to answer questions, give guidance and share his wisdom and experience when asked. We tried a number of big cases together, including the last case he tried before he retired – a wrongful death case where our client obtained a multi-million dollar verdict. Since 2003, I’ve had the good fortune to practice law and try cases with the partners at Cunningham Bounds, and have learned from all of them.
 
The help I received from all of these lawyers was instrumental to any success I’ve had. Mentoring made a big difference for me and the path of my legal career.
 
For a variety of reasons, many younger lawyers do not have ready access to good mentoring. Some are solo practitioners. Others have started small law firms with one or two other younger lawyers. Some are interested in practice areas different from what is available in their current employment situation. Mentoring is helpful to all lawyers, especially younger ones, and that is why the Lawyer Mentoring Program of the Mobile Bar Association is so important. It is run by the Lawyer Mentoring Committee, which is one of the most active and hardworking committees of our Association.
 
 
The events sponsored by the Mentoring Committee the past few years have included seven (7) separate “Coffee with the Court” morning sessions with various judges to give young lawyers (and old ones too!) the opportunity to interface with judges outside of court, ask them questions, and get feedback. Other, more formal events organized and sponsored by the work of this important committee have included:
 
  • Marketing Your Practice in the Digital Age
  • Discovery Requests, Responses and Disputes (including ethical issues)
  • The Fundamentals, a Mock Trial From Opening Statement to Closing Argument
  • Preparing and Implementing a Law Firm Business Plan
  • Leaving a Firm – How to Protect Yourself, Including Advising Clients And Withdrawing From Cases
  • The Fundamentals of Trial Practice
  • How to Talk with Clients About Attorney’s Fees
  • Developing Time Management Skills and Beneficial Time Management Technology
  • Ethics and Civility
  • Law Office Management and Time Management Skills and Techniques
  • Communication Strategies (with clients, colleagues and supervisors) and Duties and Responsibilities of Advising Clients
  • The Fundamentals
  • Networking and Work-Life Balance Issues
 
All of the events headed up by the Mentoring Committee carry CLE credits, and all of them are free to young lawyers. Importantly, for the last four (4) years, Thompson Reuters has generously provided financial support for this program, and we are grateful to Thompson Reuters and to Katie Pettengill and Dylan Reeves who have been so helpful to Greg Vaughan and his committee.
 
In my opinion, the Mentoring Committee and its active work are vital to the health of the Bar here in South Alabama. I want to thank Greg Vaughan and all the committee members for what they have done and for what they continue to do. Please, keep up the good work! And, thank you so much to Thompson Reuters and to Katie Pettengill and Dylan Reeves for their financial assistance and support.
 
My message to the members of the Association, especially our young lawyers, is: You should attend the seminars put on by the Mentoring Committee. They are carefully considered and planned, and they feature highly qualified and experienced speakers. And, they are free!
PLEASE JOIN US FOR A
Mardi Gras Social
Thursday, February 13th
The Athelstan Club | 3rd Floor
Arrive at 5:30 PM | Order of Polka Dots Roll at 6:30 PM



Register by Wednesday, Feburary 12th. | Registration is required in advance!
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Ann's Article
Happy Mardi Gras season!

Thanks to everyone that attended our January Membership Meeting at the federal courthouse on Friday, January 10 th . It was our first meeting of the year with a fun new twist…breakfast! It was a huge success.

 Back in the fall of 2019, we conducted a member survey to get your feedback on our membership meetings. Thank you to all who participated. Your Executive Committee recently reviewed the results and decided that we will move our Membership Meetings from The Admiral Hotel to The Battle House Hotel. Our first meeting at The Battle House will be on Friday, March 20 th at 11:45 a.m. There was a slight increase in the cost and the Executive Committee has decided to absorb the cost difference for the luncheon cost to remain the same at $23.00, per MBA member. We also asked everyone whether they would prefer the membership meetings to be held in morning, lunch or evening. The results were close for preferring a morning or lunch meeting, so we will be mixing up the membership meeting times and holding several breakfast meetings and several lunch meetings. Hence the reason for holding a breakfast meeting in January. Our next breakfast meeting will be held on Friday, October 16 th . Here’s my update on several other exciting items:

Mardi Gras Social : Speaking of new meetings and events, we will host a new event – a Mardi Gras Social - on Thursday, February 13 th at 6:00 p.m. at The Athelstan Club. The Order of Polka Dots will roll at 6:30 p.m. and arrive at The Athelstan Club around 7:00 p.m. It will be the perfect family-friendly event. Please make plans to join us. The price for MBA Members is Adults (21 and up) $25.00. That includes two drink tickets, hot dog, hamburger and chips. Children (4 – 20) $15.00 – unlimited drinks, hot dog, hamburger and chips. Children ages 3 and under free. The price for Non-MBA Members is Adults (21 and up) $30.00. That includes two drink tickets, hot dog, hamburger and chips. Children (4 – 20) $20.00 – unlimited drinks, hot dog, hamburger and chips. Children ages 3 and under $5.00. Everyone MUST register in advance to attend this event. Registration will close on Wednesday, February 12 th . If you are interested in attending, please click here to join us.

Moving : Mobile Bar Headquarters will be moving our office on Monday, February 17 th . Please note that we might not have phone or internet service for a couple of days. We will keep you posted on phone and internet delays via our Facebook page. We will also sell some of the office furniture. If you are interested in any of the furniture, please contact Tammy or me for additional details.

Website : Tammy and I are working very hard to get the new website up and running. In the coming days, you will receive a separate email that will provide you with a username, password and instructions on how to log-in.

Premium Memberships : Don’t forget about our premium memberships. With the new website, we will offer our own version of a lawyer referral service called Find a Lawyer . If someone in the community feels they need an attorney, they can visit our website and search for an attorney. To participate in the Find a Lawyer service, it is considered a Premium Membership. The cost is $100 annually to participate. For this, you will be searchable over 43 different practice areas on the public side of the website. It will include your picture, contact information, and description of your practice. If you are interested in participating in Find a Lawyer , please include the additional $100 when paying your membership dues. Even if you have paid your membership dues and decide later that you want to participate in Find a Lawyer , it not too late! You can sign-up anytime. Please contact Mobile Bar headquarters for more information.

Thanks again for all your support and feedback! We are always interested in hearing your thoughts and ideas about how to improve the Mobile Bar Association and our activities. Please feel free to contact me any time by phone at 251.433.9790 or by email at asirmon@mobilebarassociation.com . We are listening.
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DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION COMMITTEE
Update
By Suntrease Williams-Maynard, Diversity and Inclusion Chair
Since Groundhog Day is early February, we will host a “shadow” day for our students on February 4, 2020. All those that are interesting in participating by mentoring a student can email Chair Suntrease Williams-Maynard at s.williams08@yahoo.com . We need your support to make this day a success! 
 
The Diversity and Inclusion Committee of the MBA is partnering with Le Flore High School’s Law Academy to assist with a mock trial against Davidson High School on March 4, 2020 in U.S. Magistrate Sonja Bivins’s courtroom. The Law Signature Academy is three-year course sequence beginning in the 10 th grade where students explore various fields of law that include criminal and civil law, juvenile justice, corrections, criminology and constitutional law. In addition to classroom requirements, students have authentic career and college experiences through internships and partnerships with local corporations, bar association, universities, law firms and others in the field of study.
 
We need MBA volunteers to help coach and assist the teams. This opportunity is a fun way to give back to our community and help increase diversity in our profession! The time commitment is flexible. If you are willing to help or would like more information, please contact Lisa Cooper at lcooper@handfirm.com or 251-694-6266. 
2020 LAW DAY
By Weathers Bolt, Law Day Chair
Law Day, held annually in May, is a national time set aside to celebrate the rule of law. Law Day provides an opportunity to understand how law and the legal process protect our liberty, strive to achieve justice and contribute to the freedoms that all Americans share. This year’s Law Day theme is Your Vote, Your Voice, Our Democracy: The 19 th Amendment at 100 .
 
Events in the community to celebrate the 100 th Anniversary of the 19 th Amendment:

Saturday, March 14, 2020 – Women’s Centennial March at 9:00 a.m. The March will begin at Bienville Square and end in Mardi Gras Park. It will be followed by a Festival with food, entertainment and fun for the whole family. The March is being organized by the League of Women Voters of Mobile in celebrating the 100 th Anniversary of the passage of the 19 th Amendment.
 
The Mobile Bar Association plans, facilitates, and attends many events to commemorate Law Day. 
The events and dates are:
Accepting Nominations for the Liberty Bell Award
Wednesday, April 8, 2020  – Deadline for Liberty Bell Award Nominations
The Mobile Bar Association annually recognizes an individual in the Mobile community whose service has strengthened the American system of freedom under law. Established more than 30 years ago by the American Bar Association, the award is given to an outstanding citizen, particularly a non-lawyer, who by their service has (1) promoted a better understanding of the Constitution, (2) encouraged respect for the law and the courts, (3) stimulated a deeper sense of individual responsibility, (4) contributed to the effective functioning of our government, and/or (5) fostered a better understanding and appreciation of the rule of law.
 
Past recipients have included Mr. Joseph H. Langan, Ms. Mary S. Zoghby, Ms. Johnnie Sue Watts, Archbishop Oscar Lipscomb, Judge Michael E. Zoghby, Mr. John U. O’Brien, Dr. Yvonne Kennedy, Judge Jon F. Butler, Judge W. Brevard Hand, Mr. T. Massey Bedsole, Mr. Bob Grip, Judge Rosemary Chambers, Mr. John P. O’Brien, Mobile Sheriff Sam Cochran, Mr. James D. Sears, Judge Don Davis, Dr. William P. Taylor, Judge Henry A. Calloway, III, Mrs. Nann Worel, Dr. Bernard Eichold, Mr. Raymond O. Brazell, Ms. Casi Callaway, Mr. Patrick Guyton, Officer Steven Green, Mrs. Doris Littleton, Mr. Ken Megginson, Mr. Reggie Copeland, Corporal Michael Grandquest, Mr. Charles R. Diard, Jr., Officer Justin Billa and last year’s recipient, Officer Sean Tuder.

The Liberty Bell Award will be presented at the MBA Law Day Luncheon on Wednesday, May 6th at 1:00 p.m. at the Battle House Hotel. If you are interested in nominating someone for the award, please contact Ann Sirmon by email at asirmon@mobilebarassociation.com .
 
Middle School Essay Contest
Friday, March 27, 2020 – Deadline for Middle School Students to submit essay
The Mobile Bar Association is sponsoring an essay contest for Mobile County middle school students in conjunction with its 2020 Law Day events. This year’s essay theme is Your Vote, Your Voice, Our Democracy: The 19 th Amendment at 100 . Essays should be between 600-800 words and should include a provided cover sheet. All information must be complete in order for the student to qualify. Prizes will be awarded to the top three applicants in Mobile County. If your student is interested in participating in the essay contest, please contact Ann Sirmon with the Mobile Bar Association. Her email address is asirmon@mobilebarassociation.com .
 
Tuesday, May 12, 2020  –  Law Day Helpline   - 6:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. at Local 15 TV.  
NEED: 6 attorneys for the 5 time slots to answer the phone lines. Time slots are 90 minutes.
Time slots are: 6 – 7:30 AM, 7:30 – 9:00 AM, 9:00 – 10:30 AM, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM, 12:00 – 1:00 PM, time slots. To sign-up, please contact John Kavanagh by email at jkavanagh@burr.com .
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YOUNG LAWYERS
By Catherine Simon Spann, President
Happy Mardi Gras season! The Young Lawyers Section is excited to announce the First Annual Trivia Event held in November 2019 raised $5,386.88 for the Boys & Girls Clubs of South Alabama. The money will go to support the installation of five new clubs at local schools. Thank you for the hard work of the Trivia event committee and special thanks to Russ Johnson for his efforts in organizing the event.
 
Pictured is Catherine Spann delivering the donation to Tim Wills, CEO, and Dr. Lynda Carroll, Chairman of the Board of Directors, of the Boys & Girls Clubs of South Alabama.
 
Thank you to Pro Legal Discovery Solutions and Pro Legal Court Reporting for sponsoring the January meeting. It was a great party and a beautiful venue.
 
The location and time of the February meeting, hosted by McDowell Knight Roedder & Sledge, LLC , is TBD . Please look out for a later email with more information.
 
To join the e-mail list, please e-mail me, Catherine Spann ( cspann@handfirm.com ), Vice President Blake Richardson ( brichardson@burr.com ), or Treasurer Johana Gerheim ( Johanabucci@mobileda.org ). For updates and additional information, please follow us on Facebook (Mobile Bar Association Young Lawyers   https://www.facebook.com/groups/97086876767/ ) and Instagram ( @ Mobile_Young_Lawyers).
VERNON Z. CRAWFORD BAR ASSOCIATION
By Suntrease Williams-Maynard, President
Members of the Vernon Z. Crawford Bar Association hosted its Christmas Mixer on December 12, 2019 at the Fuse Factory. Members came together to celebrate the year and the holiday season as an organization. The members also collected items to donate to the Salvation Army, especially for our cooler months. Thanks to all that supported this cause! Additionally, the Executive Board extends its sincerest appreciation to Vernon Z. Crawford member, Freddie Stokes, for his assistance in coordinating this event.
Members of the Vernon Z. Crawford Bar began the New Year learning creative strategies for being a “savvy saver.” This lunch meeting was held on January 24, 2020, and was sponsored by Gerald Ramos, who is a Financial Services Professional for the New York Life Insurance Company. Mr. Ramos discussed ways to save and invest in today’s market.

Finally, please save the date for the Vernon Z. Crawford Bar Association’s 2020 Mardi Gras CLE on February 21 and February 22 at the Battle House Hotel!
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By Christine Burns, Secretary
Did you know the year 2020 marks the 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment, which guarantees and protects women’s constitutional right to vote? Want to learn more about the history of women’s suffrage in Alabama and earn 1.0 CLE credit?
 
Please join the Mobile Bar Association Women Lawyers (MBAWL) at Café Del Rio on the Causeway on Tuesday, February 11, 2020 at 11:45 a.m. for its first luncheon of 2020. Margaret Enfinger Pace of the Law Office of Floyd Enfinger, Jr., P.C. will be presenting on this interesting and commemorative topic.
 
The cost is $18 for dues-paid members and $21 for guests. Annual MBAWL dues are $25. Please bring a check made payable to MBAWL.   
 
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Tiffany Smith at tbs@emcdonoughlaw.com or Lauren Collinsworth at lcollinsworth@stonecrosby.com
In what may be a case of first impression, the Supreme Court in Ex parte Burkes Mechanical, Inc. , No. 1180402 (Ala., December 6, 2019), held that an employee’s negligence and wantonness claims against an employer arising after the employee’s injury and involving the attempted on-site treatment of the employee’s injuries were not covered by the exclusivity provisions of the workers’ compensation statute and, thus, would survive a motion to dismiss. The Court further held that the trial court’s denial of the employer’s motion to dismiss the employee’s tort of outrage count, which was not alleged to be covered by the exclusivity provision of the workers’ compensation statute, was not reviewable by means of a petition for writ of mandamus.
 
In another case of first impression, the Court of Civil Appeals in Rothwell v. Molitor , No. 2180845 (Ala. Civ. App., December 13, 2019), held that because the notary acknowledgment for the will named the testator as being one of the witnesses to the will rather than the actual witness, the witness’ signature was not properly acknowledged by the notary and, thus, the will was not self-proving. Furthermore, given that the witnesses had not testified in the hearing leading to the admission of the will to probate, the appellate court concluded that the will had not been properly proved and, thus, was not entitled to be admitted to probate.
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By Dru Lauren Bishop, Pro Bono Manager
20 Pro Bono Hours for 2020 Challenge
#probono20for20
We’re issuing a challenge: Commit to volunteering at least 20 hours in 2020. 

As an additional incentive, you can earn CLE credit for your pro bono hours. You’ll earn an hour for every 6 hours you volunteer, for a maximum of 3 CLE credits. By committing to volunteering 20 hours, you can earn 3 hours of CLE. 
Here are some ways to get started working toward your goal:

  • Help Pro Se District Court Litigants (2 hours each week): Volunteer at our new District Court Self Help Desk. The Help Desk is held each Monday afternoon from 1-3 p.m. at Government Plaza. Attorneys provide brief assistance to pro se litigants with district court cases. Attorneys can help with basic forms, information on filing, pleadings, and procedure. The Help Desk not only empowers clients, it also saves time for our District Court Judges.
  • Volunteer at one of our monthly limited legal advice clinics (2 hours per clinic): SAVLP sets up 18 clinics a year in our community- the second Thursday of each month from 1-3 p.m. at the Mobile Courthouse, and alternating months at Prodisee Pantry in Spanish Fort.
  • Take a pro bono case: Did you know that most of our clients are not seen at clinic but are referred directly to local attorneys? If you haven’t been asked to take a case in a while, email us to get back on the direct or in office referral list.
  • Set up an appointment to see clients at our office (average 2 hours): Meet with pre-screened clients at SAVLP. Our office is located in the newly renovated Commerce Building on the corner of Royal and St. Louis streets. Attorneys can make an appointment to see several clients in our office.
  • Run your pro bono cases through SAVLP: We know you do a lot to help our community; you may even take cases pro bono through your practice. By having you and the client complete some simple paperwork SAVLP can offer you insurance protection, CLE credi,t and additional support. SAVLP benefits by being able to show the need for access to justice in our community to grant funders.
  • Thank our local heroes (2-3 hours): On February 4th and 6th we will have an estate planning clinic for emergency personnel at Baldwin 911. We offer Wills for Heroes clinics at least 4 times per year.
 
To stay up to date on our volunteer opportunities, make sure you’re getting e-mails from us. Add DruLauren@savlp.org to your contact list and check your junk mail filter. 
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KUDOS: MBA Members A. Patrick Dungan , Alison Baxter Herlihy , and Christopher Scott Williams were selected to Mobile Bay Magazine’s 40 Under 40 class of 2019. 40 Under 40 is a program designed to recognize 40 of the top individuals younger than age 40 who demonstrate leadership, professional excellence and a commitment to the Bay Area community. Congratulations Patrick, Alison, and Chris!
 
KUDOS: MBA members Bryan Comer and Christine Hart were chosen for the Alabama State Bar Leadership Forum Class 15. The Alabama State Bar Leadership Forum is honored as a dynamic and highly effective model for nurturing and developing leadership skills and values among a select group of qualified, promising lawyers each year. Now in its 15th year, the Alabama State Bar Leadership Forum has illuminated a pathway for other state bars and legal organizations recognizing the need for servant-minded bar and community leadership.
 
DIED:  On January 5, 2020, MBA Member Michael S. McGlothren passed away following a brief illness. A native of Mobile, Mike earned his undergraduate degree from the University of South Alabama and his law degree from Cumberland School of Law. He primarily represented plaintiffs until he retired from the practice of law a few years ago. Mike is survived by his wife, two stepdaughters, one brother, and several nieces.
 
DIED: Father of MBA Member Bill Messick , Cloy Harvey Messick, died on January 10, 2020, one month shy of his 90 th birthday. Cloy served in the U.S. Army in Korea during the Korean Conflict and earned a Bronze Star for his heroism. He was in the furniture business for approximately 50 years before retiring a few years ago. Cloy was predeceased by his wife and is survived by his son, Bill, and several sisters.
 
DIED : On December 25, 2019, Patricia Macon “Pat” Lyon, mother of MBA member BJ Lyon , passed away. A Mobile native, Pat grew up at First Baptist Church and later joined Ashland Place United Methodist Church. She is survived by six children, nineteen grandchildren, and nine great-grandchildren.
 
DIED: Joseph Stafford “Si” Green, father of MBA member Matt Green , died on December 15, 2019. A lifelong resident of Mobile, Si was a 1963 graduate of UMS and went on to earn a degree in Business Administration from Mississippi Southern. He spent a long and successful career in sales and served honorably in both Operation Desert Shield and Desert Storm. While at war, he befriended and helped feed United Nations troops from all over the world. Si is survived by his wife of 48 years, two children, and two grandchildren.
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ANNOUNCEMENTS
If you have a copy of or information regarding Last Will and Testament of Bruce Travis Holloway, Jr. , please contact the Law Office of Jeffrey R. Sport at 251-308-1001 .
 
Small but successful civil litigation firm in Mobile is seeking an associate or possible partner with a book of business. A skilled litigator, with appellate experience, is preferred, but all attorneys who are able to bring some of their own civil clients will be considered. Law offices are located in a quality professional space close to downtown, in a clean, comfortable environment, with easy street access, and plentiful free parking. Email inquiries to: managingpartner2020@gmail.com .

Carr Allison’s Mobile office is looking to hire a litigation associate attorney to handle liability claims. Qualifications include: Certain skills are required including self-confidence, good common sense with the ability to make good decisions, excellent communication skills, excellent writing skills, timeliness, organization, and the ability to travel. Defense litigation experience of 2-5 years is ideal. Professional liability and construction experience are preferred, but not required. We are looking for a motivated, self-starter who wants to join our team for the long term. Serious inquiries only. Please send cover letter, resume and writing sample to Donna Reddish at dreddish@carrallison.com .

Hill Hill Carter is pleased to announce that Reed Morgan Coleman has been named a shareholder of the firm. Reed practices in the firm’s Fairhope office.
 
Adams and Reese is proud to congratulate Michael A. Berson who has been elected to partnership in the firm, effective January 1, 2020.
 
Burr & Forman LLP announces the election of Robert Shreve to partnership, effective January 1, 2020.
 
Burr & Forman LLP announces the recent addition of Mobile-based associate Roger Varner, Jr.
 
Stephanie L. Booth has started her own firm, Gulf Coast Elder Law, LLC .
 
Professional office space available close to downtown on Dauphin Street under the Live Oaks. Can accommodate a small firm or single tenants. All amenities available, including free parking. Contact: mechele@satterwhitelaw.com or call 251-432-8120 .
 
DOWNTOWN OFFICE SPACE: 209 N. JOACHIM STREET IN HISTORIC DETONTI SQUARE. Available: One large office upstairs, one large office downstairs, and one small office upstairs, including secretarial space. Within walking distance of federal courts. Amenities: Receptionist, VOIP telephone, internet, WIFI, email, fax machine, large color copier/scanner, onsite parking, lobby, conference room and kitchen. Contact MARY MIDDLETON ( mary@evanscrowe.com ) or EVANS CROWE ( crowe@evanscrowe.com ) at 251-431-6011.
 
DOWNTOWN OFFICE SPACE AVAILABLE:   Large beautiful offices in the Church Street East Historic District are available for rent at 501 Church St, within walking distance of state and municipal courts. Amenities: VOIP telephone, internet, WIFI, email, 3 in 1 copy, scan, fax machine both upstairs and downstairs and unlimited hours of convenient, free street parking for all, including clients, waiting area, kitchenette, plus optional space for staff. Contact Lee Hale , Sr. 251-433-3671 ext 2 or 251-509-5903 or at lee.hale1948@gmail.com .
 
MIDTOWN OFFICE SPACE AVALIABLE FEBRUARY 1, 2020 : Spacious office in an historic home located in the beautiful Midtown on Dauphin Street. Office is located a few blocks from Broad Street. Plentiful onsite parking. Office includes a conference room, waiting area, kitchenette, balcony looking over Dauphin Street, plus optional space for staff if needed. Contact Buzz Jordan at 251-432-5400 or at buzz@rossandjordan.com .
 
DOWNTOWN OFFICE SPACE FOR LEASE:  Beautiful, spacious office in an historic home in the beautiful DeTonti Square neighborhood. Plentiful onsite parking, including an EV Charging space, available conference room, waiting area, kitchenette, plus optional space for staff. Receptionist onsite. Internet provided. A block from the Federal and Bankruptcy Courthouses. Perfect for a Solo, or out of town firm desiring Mobile presence. 205 N. Conception St.  Contact HENRY BREWSTER at 251-338-0630 or hbrewster@brewsterlaw.net .
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LAWYERS IN RECOVERY

Lawyers in Recovery (“LIR”) is a fellowship of lawyers who share their experience, strength and hope with each other to hopefully solve their common problems and help others to recover from alcoholism, addiction, depression or similar conditions. LIR meetings are designed to last one hour and start promptly at 5:30 p.m. on the first and third Thursdays of every month at 205 Church Street in Mobile. LIR meetings are modeled on the steps and traditions of Alcoholics Anonymous and participants pledge and place substantial emphasis on anonymity. If anyone needs additional information on LIR Meetings, they can anonymously call the Mobile Bar Association office for referral to a LIR Member who will also keep all communications confidential.
NEW MEMBERS
The following lawyers were admitted to the Mobile Bar Association, Friday, January 17, 2020.
Active Member

Catherine Gail Kirkland , graduated from the University of Texas in 2001; admitted to the Texas State Bar in 2011; admitted to the Alabama State Bar in 2019; employed with Starnes Davis Florie LLP.

Jeral Hamilton Jordan , graduated from Birmingham School of Law in 2017; admitted to the Alabama State Bar in 2018; employed with Warhurst Law.

William L. Moorer , graduated from the University of Mississippi School of Law in 2019; admitted to the Alabama State Bar in 2019; employed with Phelps Dunbar, LLP.
A DONATION HAS BEEN MADE TO THE
MOBILE BAR FOUNDATION

In Memory of
SALLY MORRISSETTE
By: Mr. and Mrs. Caine O'Rear, III

In Memory of
MICHAEL S. MCGLOTHREN
By: E. J. Saad
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TRI THE GULF
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SAVE THE DATE
NATURALIZATION CEREMONY

Friday, March 6, 2020 at 11:00 AM

U. S. District Courthouse
Judge Terry F. Moorer, Courtroom 3B

155 St. Joseph Street
Mobile, AL 36602
CALENDAR OF EVENTS
Tuesday, February 4
MBA Diversity & Inclusion Student Shadow Day

Thursday, February 6
Executive Committee Meeting
The Athelstan Club

Thursday, February 6
Lawyers Helping Lawyers
205 Church Street

Tuesday, February 11
Women Lawyers Meeting
Cafe Del Rio Restaurant

Tuesday, February 11
Bankruptcy Section Quarterly Meeting
Alabama Southern District Probation Office
2nd Floor Conference Room | 205 Church St.

Thursday, February 13
MBA Mardi Gras Social
The Athelstan Club
Saturday, February 15
Bulletin Deadline

February 16 - 17
Mobile Bar Headquarters Moves to New Office
150 Government Street, Suite 1,000-A

Thursday, February 20
Grievance Committee Meeting
The Athelstan Club

Thursday, February 20
Lawyers Helping Lawyers
205 Church Street

February 21 - 22
Vernon Z Crawford Bar Mardi Gras CLE
Battle House Hotel

February 24 - 25
Mobile Bar Headquarters Closed for Mardi Gras

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Listed below are members that are celebrating birthdays in February:
Samuel Grey Alidor
Jay P. Altmayer, II
Margaret Holladay Alves
Tristan Russell Armer
Christina May Bolin
Gregory P. Bru
Ann Winslow Butts
Bradley R. Byrne
Henry H. Caddell
Bryan Eugene Comer
Keri Renee Coumanis
Stephen G. Crawford
Katriesa Ann Crummie
Charles H. Dodson, Jr.
Sarah Bond Dorger
Mark Alan Dowdy
Martha Elizabeth Durant
William Thomas Eiland
George Allan Eyrich
Henry Wade Faulkner, Jr.
Gary W. Fillingim
Karlos Fitzgerald Finley
Duane A. Graham
Roger Crane Guilian, Sr.
Jason K. Hagmaier
Neil L. Hanley
Neil Stewart Hanley
George N. Hardesty, Jr.
James E. Hasser, Jr.
Benjamin Connell Heinz
Warren C. Herlong, Jr.
Christine Cassie Hernandez
Kristina Morgan Sanders Hofferber
Robert Ely Hunter
Wesley Jerome Hunter
Robert Gerald Jackson, Jr.
Theodore K. Jackson, III
James Crowell Johnston
Neil C. Johnston
Vivian Gaines Johnston, V
John P. Kavanagh, Jr.
Frank H. Kruse
Chase R. Laurendine
Sara Elizabeth Lee Liles
Michael Mark Linder, Jr.
Robert Christopher Matthews
Jason S. McCormick
Weyman W. McCranie, Jr.
Edward B. McDermott
M. Kathleen Miller
Pamela Kirkwood Millsaps
William Kyle Morris
Robert H. Mudd, Jr.
Jason B. Nimmer
Faith Ann Pate Nixon
Edward Thomas Overton
James Donnie Patterson
Martin R. Pearson
Robert Jeffrey Perloff
Will Grimes Phillips
Kenneth J. Riemer
John Burruss Riis
Clay T. Rossi
Raymond A. Russell
Henry R. Seawell, IV
Kirk C. Shaw
Michael A. Shaw
Michael Morris Shipper
William S. Shulman
Derek Adam Siebert
Matthew Paul Simpson
April Dodd Smith
Lacey Daughdrill Smith
William Bradley Smith
Mark E. Spear
Jeffrey R. Sport
Richard H. Taylor
Michelle Manley Hart Thomason
Kenneth A. Watson
Zachary Ryan Weaver
Jessica L. Welch
A. Holmes Whiddon, Jr.
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