Alabama State Bar

415 Dexter Avenue
Montgomery, AL 36104
P.O. Box 671
Montgomery, AL 36101
Telephone: (334) 269-1515
Fax: (334) 261-6310
Web: http://www.alabar.org
Email: info@alabar.org
Center for Professional Responsibility
Fax: (334) 261-6311
Email: cpr@alabar.org

Overview

Established: 1879; Unified in 1923.
Total Number of Members: 15,700
Out of State Members: 2,500

Bar Profile:
The Alabama State Bar is the licensing and regulatory authority for lawyers in Alabama. It has nineteen committees, nine task forces and twenty one sections. The bar operates a Client Security Fund, a statewide Lawyer Referral Service, a statewide Volunteer Lawyers Program, a statewide Center for Dispute Resolution, a statewide Law Office Practice Management Program, a statewide Lawyers Assistance Program for Impaired Attorneys, a statewide Fee Dispute Resolution Program, and approved lawyer certification programs in a number of specialty fields of law. The Bar also has a skilled staff of professionals who administer the Alabama Bar exam as well as an experienced staff of attorneys and investigators who operate the Alabama Center for Professional Responsibility under the leadership of the General Counsel.

The Alabama Law Foundation has made grants of IOLTA funds over $12 million since 1989. Presently, some sixty-four percent of Alabama's lawyers eligible to participate in the IOLTA program do so. The Bar has a highly developed, effective network of communications tools and programs designed to respond to member need for timely information about bar activities as well as the public's need to know about lawyers and the administration of justice in Alabama.

The Alabama State Bar's award winning website is an ever expanding portal of information and services. The Bar recently produced a video, "To Serve the Public" which won a national "Telly" award for excellence.

Annual Meetings:

July 14-16 2011
Pt. Clear, Alabama

July 19-21 2011
Destin, Florida

Current Officers & Leadership

President
Alyce M. Spruell
P.O. Box 1010
Tuscaloosa, Alabama 35401
Phone: (205) 345-8755
Fax: (205) 345-8793
Email: Email: alyce@tuscaloosalaw.net

President-Elect
James R. Pratt, III
20225 3rd Ave. North, Ste. 800
Birmingham, AL 35203
Phone: (205) 323-5330
Fax: (205) 324-2165
Email: jim@hwnn.com

Executive Director
Keith B. Norman
P.O. Box 671
Montgomery, AL 36101
Phone: (334) 269-1515
Fax: (334) 261-6310
Email: keith.norman@alabar.org

Sections

General Counsel
J. Anthony McLain
Phone: (334) 269-1515
Fax: (334) 261-6311
Email: tony.mcclain@alabar.org

Director of Programs
Edward M. Patterson
Phone: (334) 269-1515
Email: ed.patterson@alabar.org

Director of Regulatory Programs
Angela Parks
Phone: (334) 269-1515
Email: cle@alabar.org

Director of Service Programs
Laura Calloway
Phone: (334) 269-1515
Email: laura.calloway@alabar.org

VLP Director
Linda Lund
Phone: (334) 269-1515
Email: VLP2@alabar.org

Alternative Dispute Resolution Director
Judy Keegan
Phone: (334) 269-1515
Email: judy.keegan@alabar.org

Communications Director
Brad Carr
Phone: (334) 269-1515
Email: brad.carr@alabar.org

Membership Director
Mary Corbitt
Phone: (334) 269-1515
Email: ms@alabar.org

Admissions Director
Dorothy Johnson
Phone: (334) 269-1515
Email: admit@alabar.org

Lawyers Assistance Program Director
Jean-Marie Leslie
Phone: (334) 269-1515
Email: jeanmarie.leslie@alabar.org

Alabama Law Foundation Director
Tracy Daniel
Phone: (334) 269-1515
Email: tdaniel@alabar.org