Mark A. Newell, President
March 2019
Volume XLVIII, Issue 3

 In This Issue...
Ann's Article.........................Page 2
150th Celebration..................Page 3
150th Sponsors......................Page 4
Mentoring Program.................Page 5
Women Lawyers....................Page 6
SAVLP................................Page 7
Law Day..............................Page 8
Diversity & Inclusion...............Page 9
Young Lawyers......................Page 9
Vernon Crawford Bar.............Page 10
In the News........................Page 10
Significant Decisions..............Page 11
Announcements...................Page 12
Mobile Bar Foundation...........Page 13
Continuing Legal Education.....Page 14
March Calendar...................Page 14
Birthdays...........................Page 15
  2019 OFFICERS
President - MARK A.NEWELL
President Elect - GEORGE W. “SKIP” FINKBOHNER, III
Vice President - CHARLES J. "CHARLIE" POTTS
Secretary - MARY STONE
Treasurer - CHARLES E. “CHIP” TAIT
Assistant Treasurer - J. ROBERT "ROBBIE" TURNIPSEED
Executive Director - ANN F. SIRMON
Editor - JULIA J.SHREVE
President's Message

 What a great time it is to be a lawyer practicing in the Mobile Bar!  We have so much going on in the various arms of this organization.  Our newsletter and communications continue to show the improvements started by our last editor.  For the first time ever, the MBA is offering an affordable health care plan through Blue Cross Blue Shield.  Our educational programs include a mix of traditional as well as cutting edge topics. Our volunteer lawyer programs fill critical needs in our community.  Our members have gone on to serve our region and country on the national stage.  Our Bar Foundation provides much needed grants to legal and community organizations who might otherwise not be able to support victims and children without us.  These goals had to be the vision of the 32 lawyers who contributed money and founded the MBA 150 years ago. In case you are curious who they were, here are their names:
  • Decatur C. Anderson
  • Hurieosco Austill
  • Daniel P. Bestor
  • James Bond
  • William Boyles
  • Alfred E. Buck
  • Hugh L. Cole
  • Edmund S. Dargan
  • W.C. Easton
  • Lyman Gibbons
  • James Gillette
  • A.M. Granger
  • Peter Hamilton
  • Thomas A.G.T. Hamilton
  • Thomas H. Herndon
  • Gustavus Horton
  • M.B. Jonas
  • William G. Jones
  • Matthew E. Macartney
  • Thomas N. Macartney
  • Amos R. Manning
  • Cleveland F. Moulton
  • Gibson Y. Overall
  • Thomas H. Price
  • Henry St. Paul
  • John L. Smith 
  • R. Inge Smith
  • Robert H. Smith
  • George N. Stewart
  • John R. Tompkins
  • Harry T. Toulmin
  • Percy Walker
It’s time to celebrate the founding of our storied organization, and we will do so beginning March 28 th at the new federal courthouse, where we will hear from some of our more famous nationally recognized members, followed by toasts by our celebrity lawyers and judges, and a recognition of our 50-year practitioners.  You do NOT want to miss this event.  I look forward to seeing you there.
NO MARCH MEMBERSHIP LUNCHEON

SECOND NOTICE - MBA MEMBERSHIP DUES ARE DUE
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Ann's Article
We are happy to announce that the Mobile Bar Association is now offering Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS) health, dental and vision plans as a member benefit.  Today is the day!  Blue Cross Blue Shield Insurance enrollment is now OPEN!  

Below are some brief enrollment instructions, service numbers, what to expect and what you NEED before and during enrollment. Please read ALL the information to ensure your enrollment goes smoothly.  

What are the eligibility requirements?  
  1. Must be a member of the Mobile Bar Association and maintain an active membership.  We have several membership categories. Yes, paralegals, legal assistants and Alabama lawyers outside of Mobile can join if they want to participate in the plan.  If you are not a current member, you can join and pay 2019 membership dues to be eligible.  For more information on joining, please contact us at Bar Headquarters.
  2. Must work at least 20 hours per week in the legal field.
  3. If an employer is paying a portion of an employee’s premium, the employer must have at least 50% of the employees it pays for enrolled in the Mobile Bar Association’s plan.

Which plan works best for me? 
Click here and learn more about the plans, rates and compare our plan to other plans.  Also, we have developed a Frequently Asked Questions document to help answer any questions you may have.  You can find all these documents on our website – www.mobilebarassociation.com.
Dates to remember:
  • Friday, March 1 - BCBS enrollment opens
  • Friday, March 15 - BCBS informational meeting at 1:00 p.m. at The Admiral Hotel
  • Friday, March 22 - Deadline to complete username and password process (by 5:00 p.m.)
  • Thursday, March 28 - Final deadline to complete enrollment, including payment (by 5:00 p.m.)
  • Wednesday, April 3 - First payment due for May
  • Wednesday, May 1 - Effective date of insurance plan 

We are excited to present this new member benefit to our association and hope you will take advantage of this opportunity. If you would like someone to speak to your group about this new member benefit, please contact me at Bar Headquarters 251-433-9790.

QUESTIONS:
·      ENROLLMENT FORM QUESTIONS:  228-762-2500
·      BCBS PLAN QUESTIONS:  1-800-292-8868
MBA GROUP #58179
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We would like to thank our sponsors of the 150 th Anniversary Celebration for their generous support. 

Platinum - $2,500

Gold - $1,000

Silver - $750

Bronze - $500

150th Friends - $150

This is our list of sponsors as of February 28, 2019. If you are interested in sponsoring the Anniversary Celebration, please contact the Mobile Bar Association by phone at 251.433.9790 or by email at asirmon@mobilebarassociation.com. 
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2019 MENTORING PROGRAM
By: Greg Vaughan, Alison Herlihy, Dottie Barker, and Winston Grow

The Mobile Bar’s Mentoring Program offers low cost (and sometimes no cost) CLE and networking opportunities to newer members of the Mobile Bar Association.  Please note that in order for newer members to take advantage of our special pricing, they must be current in their yearly dues to the Mobile Bar Association. 
            
A special thank you is in order to Thomson Reuters and its representatives Katie Pettengill and Dylan Reeves, as we enter the fourth year of our sponsorship relationship with them. Without their generous financial support, our programming would not be possible.  If you happen to see our Thomson Reuters representatives at one of our programs, please thank them for their loyal support.            

This year, we are pleased to offer three types of mentoring programs: Coffee with the Court , Group Mentoring, and The Fundamentals CLE .  All programming will take place at The Admiral Hotel. Look for more information in future MBA Bulletins on our Group Mentoring and the The Fundamentals CLE programs.
The Mentoring program is sponsored by:
Coffee with the Court
Coffee with the Court is new to our slate of programing for 2019.  The concept is to provide a forum for our members to get to know our local judges – over a cup of coffee.  At each session, two judges will present on the topic: My Top 5 Practice Pointers for Newer Lawyers in my Courtroom . All participants receive one hour of CLE credit, as well as coffee and bagels.  There is no cost for Mobile Bar members with 12 years of experience or less.  We welcome all other Mobile Bar members and non-members to join us, and standard CLE rates are charged.  Space will be limited – we are asking everyone to register in advance.  

This program will be offered six times in 2019 from 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. at The Admiral Hotel in the Cove Room. It is a small meeting room on the first floor near the restaurant. Again, we are asking everyone to register in advance.

Here are the following dates:
  • Thursday, March 14 - Mobile Cty. Circuit Judge Jill Phillips & Mobile Cty. District Judge Spiro Cheriogotis
  • Thursday, April 11 - Judges TBA
  • Thursday, July 11 - Judges TBA
  • Thursday, August 8 - Judges TBA
  • Thursday, September 12 - Judges TBA
  • Thursday, November 7 - Judges TBA
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By Catherine Spann, MBAWL Secretary:
 
The MBA Women Lawyers’ March event is tentatively scheduled as a luncheon at Café Del Rio on the causeway on Tuesday, March 12 . To receive more details closer to the time of the event, please join our email list by contacting MBAWL President Laura Coker at  lcoker@stonecrosby.com , or MBAWL Secretary Catherine Spann at  cspann@handarendall.com

Planning for our annual  Trailblazer Tea is underway and is scheduled for  May 14, 2019 . Please submit nominations for the TRAILBLAZER AWARD. Each year the MBAWL honors a woman lawyer who has had a distinguished legal career, made significant contributions to the practice of law, and set an example of professional achievement for other lawyers to follow. 

NOMINATE AN OUTSTANDING WOMAN LAWYER FOR TRAILBLAZER TEA

Please send your nominations to this year’s Trailblazer Tea Event Chairs, LANICE TURRENS, at  Lanice.turrens@brockandstoutlaw.com , and MORGAN HOFFERBER,  mhofferber@mcdowellknight.com , on or before March 8 . Nominations should include a brief description of the feats the nominee has accomplished, how the nominee has achieved excellence in their field, and/or how the nominee has made significant changes to the legal profession. Past recipients of this prestigious award include: Helen J. Alford, Merceria L. Ludgood, Frank Fields Smith, Honorable Callie V.S. Granade, Beth Marietta-Lyons, Honorable Margaret A. Mahoney, Celia J. Collins, and M. Kathleen Miller. 


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by Dru Lauren, Managing Attorney:

That the Mobile Bar Association has been around and thriving for 150 years says it all. The South Alabama Volunteer Lawyers Program (“SAVLP”) is honored to be part of the MBA’s longstanding tradition. The SAVLP was started in 1987 as a project of the MBA. The founding members of the pro bono program saw a need for an organized approach to pro bono work for low-income clients in Mobile County. 

During the first two years of its existence, the Volunteer Lawyers Program (“VLP”) was operated through the office of the MBA Executive Secretary. A separate pro bono office was established in 1989 with a part-time director. By 2011, over 780 Mobile County attorneys were participating. In 2012, the program expanded its service area to include Baldwin, Clarke and Washington Counties.  Now lawyers from throughout the region volunteer their service through the program.  To reflect this expansion, the organization’s name was changed to the South Alabama Volunteer Lawyers Program. The SAVLP now has around 800 lawyers who volunteer their expertise and time to work with low-income clients in certain types of civil cases.

The SAVLP is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit program and a partner agency of both the United Way of Southwest Alabama and the United Way of Baldwin County with a full-time staff of four. We receive funding from the Alabama Law Foundation, the Mobile Bar Foundation, the Baldwin County Bar, the Mobile County Commission, Legal Services Alabama, the Mapp Foundation, and from members of the private bar.  

The SAVLP is a leader in Alabama and nationally in pro bono work. Through the leadership of the MBA founders and the enthusiastic participation of lawyers throughout the region, the spirit of volunteer work is readily embraced and thriving in South Alabama.

We would like to offer a special thanks to our founders: 
  • Ben H. Kilborn
  • William H. McDermott
  • Irvin Grodsky
  • Ann E. Taylor
  • Marshall J. DeMouy
  • Mitchell G. Lattof, Sr.
  • Lionel C. Williams
  • James H. Frost
  • Mary Beth Mantiply
  • G. Sage Lyons, Jr.
  • Robert E. Gibney
  • Ben H. Harris, Jr.
  • Herndon Inge, Jr.
Save the Date: SAVLP’s 2 nd Annual  Spring into WINE + ART will take place on  May 5, 2019 from 2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.  at the Fairhope American Legion overlooking scenic Mobile Bay.  The event offers an opportunity for the community to gather and sample fine wine, bid on local art and enjoy live music.  All attendees must be age 21 or over. Tickets are $35 in advance and $40 at the door. Please call 433-6693 or e-mail office@savlp.org for more information. The SAVLP is still looking for sponsors. We hope you will attend and support this event. 

The SAVLP will host our Monthly Advice Clinic at the Mobile County Courthouse, 4 th Floor on March 14 , 2019 from 1:00-3:00 p.m. We are always looking for additional volunteer attorneys for this limited legal advice clinic. 
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LAW DAY 2019
Calendar of Events
By Morgan S. Hofferber, Chair:

As Law Day is celebrated nationwide each year, the Mobile Bar Association (MBA) plans, facilitates, and attends many events commemorating this special occasion. This year’s Law Day theme is “Free Speech, Free Press, Free Society.” Please mark your calendars with the upcoming deadlines and events associated with 2019 Law Day. More information will be provided in next month’s Bulletin.

April 19, 2019  – Deadline for Liberty Bell Award Nominations

The MBA has, for many years, recognized members of 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., and last year’s recipient, Officer Justin Billa.
  • The Liberty Bell Award will be presented at the MBA Law Day Luncheon on Friday, May 17, 2019 at 11:45 a.m. at The Admiral Hotel. Nomination forms can be obtained from Ann Sirmon and/or on the MBA’s website. Please submit all nominations to Ann Sirmon at asirmon@mobilebarassociation.comon or before April 19, 2019.

May 7, 2019  – Law Day Helpline - 6:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. at Local 15 TV.  
  • We need volunteers to staff the phone lines during this annual Law Day Helpline. If you would like to volunteer for a time slot, please contact Tammy Anderson at tanderson@mobilebarassociation.com.
  • A special thanks to Eiland & Ritchie for sponsoring the Helpline.

May 17, 2019  – Law Day Luncheon - 11:45 a.m. at The Admiral Hotel
  • Please join us for the annual MBA Law Day Luncheon. The Liberty Bell Award will be presented to a well-deserving citizen, Law Day essay contest winners will be announced and awarded, and a speech will be given by a guest speaker.
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DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION
Committee Update
By Suntrease Williams-Maynard, Chair:

In February, we celebrated Black History Month,also known as National African American History Month. This is an annual celebration of achievements by black Americans and a time for recognizing the central role of African Americans in U.S. history. Negro History Week began in 1926, the brainchild of noted historian Carter G. Woodson and other prominent African Americans, as a coordinated effort to teach African American history and to recognize accomplishments of African Americans. Since 1976, every U.S. president has officially designated the month of February as Black History Month. Although celebrated in the US and Canada in February, it is annually celebrated in October by the United Kingdom and the Netherlands (known as  Black Achievement Month ).

This year’s theme was Black Migrations and New Social Realities and it depicts African Americans’ journey for a better life. Between 1915 and 1979, six million African Americans changed the face of America, revamping a country and themselves, as they moved from the South to the northern, eastern, and western cities in search of new social realities to galvanize the hopes and dreams of a new nation of black people. 

The theme  Black Migrations  equally lends itself to the exploration of the century’s later decades from spatial and social perspectives, with attention to  new African Americans because of the burgeoning African and Caribbean population in the U.S.; Northern African Americans’ return to the South; racial suburbanization; inner-city hyperghettoization; health  and environmental changes;  civil  rights  and  protest  activism; electoral politics; mass incarceration; and dynamic cultural production.

As we begin the month of March, we are now moving into the celebration of Women’s History Month. If you have any photos or stories that you want to share on how you or your group celebrated Black History Month or upcoming events for Women’s History Month, please send your information to our Diversity & Inclusion Chair, Suntrease Williams-Maynard at  s.williams08@yahoo.com .
YOUNG LAWYERS
By Weathers Bolt, Young Lawyers President:

The  YOUNG LAWYERS would like to thank  MCDOWELL KNIGHT ROEDDER & SLEDGE, LLC for a great February meeting at  MOE’S ORIGINAL BAR B QUE.  McDowell Knight always does a fantastic job and we appreciate their continued support.
 
The March meeting will be hosted by  RENASANT BANK  on  March 21, 2019 at EXCHANGE 202 on Government Street . We look forward to seeing everyone on March 21 st . If you are not on the Young Lawyers e-mail list and would like to be, or if you have any questions, concerns, or comments, please e-mail me ( wbolt@starneslaw.com ), Vice-President Catherine Spann ( cspann@handarendall.com ), or Treasurer Blake Richardson ( brichardson@hglawpc.com ).
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BORN:  MBA member Emily Crow Killion and her husband Ryan welcomed Anne Carleton Killion on January 31, 2019. Annie is their first child, and all are home and doing well. 

BORN:   MBA member Weathers Bolt and his wife Molly welcomed the birth of their son, Evans Wright Bolt on February 9, 2019.   Wright is also the grandson of MBA Member Preston Bolt , and he joins proud big sister Willa.

DIED:  Friend of MBA  Shirley Vickers Clark passed away at home on February 2, 2019.   Shirley was a dedicated employee of Mobile County Circuit Court for 44 years until her retirement in 2009.  During her time in the clerk’s office, she helped many a young lawyer get things right.   Shirley is survived by her daughter, two grandchildren, two brothers and one sister.

DIED: Anne Carter Irvine , mother of MBA members George Irvine  and Carson Nicholson , died peacefully at home in Fairhope on January 25, 2019.  Anne graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Alabama with a degree in Chemistry.  She was president of her sorority.  After graduation she went to work for Merrill Lynch, becoming one of the first female stockbrokers in the South.  Many Mobilians will fondly remember her as the owner of the Pappagallo shop and then as the owner of the Celena’s ladies’ boutiques.  She later had many successful years as a realtor with Dauphin Realty.   Anne is survived by her one son, two daughters, six grandchildren, one sister and numerous nieces and nephews.
WHAT'S HAPPENING IN THE
VERNON Z. CRAWFORD BAY AREA BAR ASSOCIATION
By Suntrease Williams-Maynard, President:
 
The members of Vernon Z. Crawford Bar started off the year with a Community Service Project. During its holiday mixer, it hosted a sock drive to provide for the new clothing pantry for students at LeFlore High School. The bar association has been very active with this local high school as it is the only high school in Mobile County that features a Law Academy. 

The students were very appreciative as this helps supply items required as part of their school uniform. LeFlore High School offers a huge thank you to the Vernon Z. Crawford Bar, which has been in partnership with them over the last few years!

Additionally, the Vernon Z.  Crawford Bar is now a member the National Conference of Bar Presidents (NCBP) through the selection of their very own President as a Diversity Scholar. The NCBP is a national organization that is an affiliate of the ABA that provides valuable resources to local, metro and state Bar Presidents and associations nationwide. 
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In a case of first impression involving discovery in a medical malpractice action, the Supreme Court in  Ex parte Mobile Infirmary Association , No. 1170567 (Ala., December 14, 2018), held that a protective order in one lawsuit which allowed the plaintiff’s attorney to share confidential documents with other attorneys and staff in the attorney’s law firm for use in connection with other claims against the same medical care provider was invalid as a violation of Ala. Code § 6-5-551, the AMLA statute that prohibits discovery in one action involving other alleged acts or omissions. It did not matter that the order allowed use of the confidential materials in the other case only if the trial judge in that case concluded that such use was appropriate.

In Hartung Commerical Properties, Inc. v. Buffi’s Automotive Equipment and Supply Co. , No. 1170482 (Ala., December 7, 2018), the Alabama Supreme Court held that a trial court had acted improperly in granting summary judgment for a party as a penalty for another’s party’s spoliation of evidence.  The Court primarily seized upon the fact that the party moving for summary judgment had failed to present actual evidence – as opposed to legal argument – to support various factors of an analysis, such as whether there was no alternate evidence available to prove the relevant points.

In a case overruling the prior decision in  Ex parte Scott Bridge Co. , 834 So.2d 79 (Ala. 2002), the Supreme Court in  Ex parte Mercedes-Benz U.S. International, Inc. , No. 1170623 (Ala., January 4, 2019), held that a company’s mere purchase of supplies from a vendor in a county did not constitute “doing business by agent” within that county sufficient to accord worker’s compensation venue in that county over the company’s objection.  The Court held that it was unreasonable to expect a company’s mere purchase of goods in a county to be equated to consent to venue in that county.

In a case of first impression supporting the right of attorneys to be paid, the Court of Civil Appeals in  Harris v. Capell & Howard, P.C. , No. 2170973 (Ala. Civ. App. January 11, 2019), ruled that an attorney who had represented parties in a will contest and was holding settlement funds in the form of a check jointly payable to the parties and the attorney was entitled to file a motion before the circuit court in which the action was pending – which apparently happened also to be the county of the attorney’s residence – pursuant to Ala. Code § 34-3-62 asking that court to resolve the fee dispute.  The Court first rejected arguments that the trial court had jurisdiction because it had “retained jurisdiction” over the will contest dispute since such jurisdiction would relate solely to the litigated matter before the court.  However, the Court held that the fee dispute was properly adjudicated in that trial court because the statute provided the attorney could file a motion in the circuit court of the county of his residence and did not require the law firm to institute an independent action to collect attorney fees. The Court also rejected the client’s argument that the attorney had to formally intervene as a party in the case before he could file such a motion.
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ANNOUNCEMENTS
Attention new practicing attorneys in Mobile County: Don’t forget to visit the Mobile Bar Association and get an application for a Government Plaza Photo ID Card.  The card is $50.00, and the process is simple. Complete the application and submit the $50.00 fee to the Mobile Bar Association.  Then, take your receipt to the Security Office in Government Plaza.  Your photo will be taken and ID card issued; this will give you easier access into Government Plaza. 

The Alabama State Bar Pro Bono Committee is soliciting nominations for the 2019 Alabama State Bar Pro Bono Award . The award recognizes the outstanding pro bono efforts of attorneys, law firms, mediators and law students. Nominations can be based on a nominee’s direct pro bono representation of the poor in civil matters or on the encouragement and promotion of pro bono legal services or a combination of both activities. The nomination form is available on the Alabama State Bar’s web site. Click here to view form. The nomination deadline is  April 1, 2019 . The Award recipient(s) and those receiving meritorious recognition will be honored at the Alabama State Bar Annual Meeting.  

Chason & Chason, P.C.  announces that  Joseph D. Thetford, Jr. is now a Partner.

Hand Arendall Harrison Sale LLC is proud to announce  Christopher S. Williams has been promoted to member of the firm.

Silver Voit & Thompson, Attorneys at Law, P.C., announces that  Ashley Robinson has joined the firm as an associate.

DOWNTOWN OFFICE SPACE COMING AVAILABLE:  456 Conti Street, Mobile, AL 36602. 
Available: One large office Room. Within walking distance of federal courts. 
Amenities: Receptionist, Polycom telephone, Internet, WIFI, Email, large color copier/scanner, street parking, lobby, and kitchen. Contact:  James M. Byrd at 251-438-2973. 

DOWNTOWN OFFICE SPACE AVAILABLE:   209 N. Joachim Street in historic DeTonti Square.  Available: one large office.  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 431 6011.
 
DOWNTOWN OFFICE SPACE AVAILABLE: Great location, two blocks from the courthouse in historic Church Street area. One large office downstairs and space for your secretary. Parking available. Conference room and kitchen. Within walking distance of our courthouse. Established firm.
If interested, please e-mail  bmt.for.christ@gmail.com .

DOWNTOWN OFFICE SPACE FOR LEASE:  Beautiful, spacious office in an historic home in the beautiful DeTonti Square neighborhood. Plentiful onsite parking, 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

Attorney with 5+ years litigation experience needed for Mobile based firm. Please contact Andy Rutens at  arutens@gallowayllp.com or call Andy at 476-4493 if you have any interest.

Position Title: Associate Attorney (full time)
Small insurance defense firm seeking associate for the Mobile office with at least one year’s experience. Standard pay and benefits package applies.  
Requirements: Applicant must have graduated in the top 20% of their class, and have excellent writing and time management skills.  
Experience with an insurance defense firm is a plus. All submissions will be treated as confidential.
Please contact: William E. Pipkin, Jr., AUSTILL, LEWIS, PIPKIN & MADDOX, PC
Commerce Building, Suite 508, 118 N. Royal Street, Mobile, AL 36602, Phone: 251.431.9006, Email:  bpipkin@maplaw.com

Daphne Insurance defense firm seeks  PARALEGAL with 3+ years of experience in litigation. Experience should include: Assisting attorney(s) in preparing for trials, hearings, and depositions; drafting legal documents such as subpoenas and pleadings; assisting in case analysis meeting all applicable deadlines; e-filing on Pacer and Alacourt; summarizing medical and billing records; summarizing depositions; and managing cases for assigned attorneys. Must have strong communications skills and the ability to work effectively as part of a litigation team. Must possess excellent organization skills, be detail-oriented, and be able to operate well under pressure with minimal supervision. Flexible work scheduled and excellent benefits. Send cover letter and Resume to  bhmlegal@yahoo.com .
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THE MOBILE BAR FOUNDATION HAS RECEIVED THE FOLLOWING DONATIONS:

IN MEMORY OF
James V. "Jim" Roberts, Jr.
By: Mr. and Mrs. Caine O'Rear, III

MOBILE BAR FOUNDATION
Please consider making a tax deductible donation to the Mobile Bar Foundation:

Name: ____________________________________________________________________________________
Address: __________________________________________________________________________________
Phone: _______________________________________ E-Mail: _____________________________________
YES, I want to make a donation to the Mobile Bar Foundation -
In honor/memory of: ______________________________________________________________________
Acknowledgement sent to:

Name ____________________________________________________________________________________
Address: __________________________________________________________________________________
YES, I want to become a member of the Mobile Bar Foundation -

__ Life member ($5000, can be paid in up to 5 annual installments
__ Sustaining Member ($100 or more annually)
__ Regular Member ($50 - $99 annually)
__ Member of MBA practicing 5 years or less ($25 - $99)
__ I would like more information on including the Foundation in my estate planning

I donate my gift of: $__________

Check: __________ (Please make checks payable to the Mobile Bar Foundation)
*Credit Card: Visa/Mastercard# __________________________________________________________________
Signature: _________________________________________________ Exp: ______________________________

Mail to: Mobile Bar Foundation, P.O. Drawer 2005, Mobile, AL 36652

* All credit card transactions will incur a $2.00 processing fee.
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MOBILE BAR ASSOCIATION
Upcoming Continuing Legal Education Opportunities
Mentoring Committee hosting Coffee with the Court
Discussion: Top 5 Practice Pointers for New Lawyers in our Court Room
Thursday, March 14, 2019
7:30 – 8:30 AM | 1.0 hour of CLE available credit
YOU MUST PRE-REGISTER TO ATTEND THIS EVENT!
The Admiral Hotel
251 Government Street  |  Mobile, Alabama 36602

Friday, March 15, 2019 - FEDERAL LAW PRACTICE CLE - CANCELLED

Mobile Bar Workman’s Comp Section
Lunch and Learn
Monday, March 18, 2019
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM | 1.0 CLE available credits
The Athelstan Club
170 St. Francis Street | Mobile, AL 36602
CALENDAR OF EVENTS
Friday - March 1
Enrollment Opens for BCBS

Monday, March 4 - Tuesday, March 5
MBA Headquarters closed for Mardi Gras

Thursday - March 14
Coffee with the Court hosted by Mentoring Committee
The Admiral Hotel

Thursday - March 14
Executive Committee Meeting
 The Athelstan Club

Friday - March 15
BCBS Information Meeting
1:00 PM at The Admiral Hotel

Friday - March 15
MBA Bulletin Articles Due
Friday - March 15
Federal Court Update CLE - CANCELLED

Monday, March 18
Workman's Compensation Lunch and Learn
The Athelstan Club

Thursday - March 21
Grievance Committee Meeting
The Athelstan Club

Friday, March 22
BCBS user name/ password process complete

Thursday - March 28
150th Celebration
 Federal courthouse and Battle House Hotel

Thursday - March 28
BCBS application due by 5:00 PM

NO MEMBERSHIP MEETING
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Listed below are members that are celebrating birthdays in March:
Carvine Langham Adams
Kristopher O. Anderson
Michael David Anderson
Grover Ernst Asmus
Eaton G. Barnard
Paul Thomas Beckmann
Mack B. Binion
Windy CockrellBitzer
James W. Bodiford
Mary Allie Elizabeth Boller
Thomas R. Boller
R.Preston Bolt
Stephanie Lee Booth
Marc Edmund Bradley
Thomas McLean Bramlett
Douglas L. Brown
Tamra E. Bryant
Jerome Christopher Carter
Rosemary D. Chambers
I. David Cherniak
Timothy AllenClarke
James Paul Clinton
Edwin J. Curran
Richard E. Davis
G. Edgar Downing
Patrick C. Finnegan
Charles Jackson Fleming
Timothy Wayne Fleming
Benjamin Young Ford
Ross Alexander Frazer
Gregory M. Friedlander
George C. Gaston
Callie V.S. Granade
J. David Greene
William H. Hardie
Mildred M. Hartzog
J. Stephen Harvey
Andrew McEvilley Jones
Braxton L. Kittrell
Banks Christian Ladd
Gilbert B. Laden
Michael L. Lapeyrouse
Goodman G. Ledyard
David J. Maloney
Anna Lundy Mangham
John P.C. McCall
John William McClurkin
Jacqueline Marie McConaha
Douglas L. McCoy
Nicole Giardina McDonough
Bert W. Milling
Lindsay C. Mims
Kenneth Paul Murray
Joseph Michael Oaks
Henry F. O'Connor
Mary Elizabeth Olsen
Charlie Ronald Pearman
Wesley Pipes
William E. Pipkin
Virginia Broadway Poynter
Austin Smitherman Prestwood
David L. Ratcliffe
Gabrielle E. Reeves
James E. Robertson
Ian Rosenthal
Kevin M. Ryan
Steven Paul Savarese
Joseph Allan Shaw
Lewis Robert Shreve
E. Watson Smith
Michael A. Smith
Catherine Simon Spann
Scott David Stevens
Shane Allen Taylor
Renee' Elizabeth Thiry
Lucy Elizabeth Tufts
Tracy P. Turner
Michael E. Upchurch
Robert Sewell Walker
H. William Wasden
Jarrod Joel White
Adam Thomas Williamson
Michael P. Windom
David G. Wirtes
Ernest Franklin Woodson
Jessica Breanne Stanley Zarzour
Alexander Garrett Zoghby
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