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BBA Committees

BBA Committees offer the opportunities for leadership, to connect with other attorneys and to contribute to the legal community. Committee preference request forms are available to members in October, with appointments beginning in January, but you can request to join a committee at any time by emailing jbuettner@birminghambar.org. 

Collaborative Law Committee


Promotes the understanding and use of the collaborative law process to resolve legal disputes


Community Education Committee


Promotes public education about the legal system through schools and community organizations; plans and coordinates annual Law Day events


Continuing Legal Education Committee


Prepares, develops and produces CLE programming throughout the year, helping to provide one of the Bar’s most important member benefits. The Committee looks at emerging trends in the law to identify timely and relevant topics of interest to the BBA members


Court Liaison Committee (State and Federal)


Serves as a liaison with Birmingham-area courts and fosters a collegial relationship between the Bench and the
Bar


Diversity and Inclusiveness Committee


Facilitates inclusiveness throughout the Bar and the legal profession by coordinating programs and discussions about diversity and inclusion


Elder Law Committee


Examines developments in elder law and develops legal-related programs to provide help and assistance to seniors

Entertainment Committee


Responsible for the Annual Picnic in June and the End-of-Year Party in December


Family Law Committee


Identifies issues in the practice of family law and facilitates projects and programs to address these issues


Fee Arbitration Committee


Acts as an arbitration board to hear and rule on fee disputes between attorneys and their clients
 

Future Leaders Forum Committee


Organizes the annual Future Leaders Forum, which is the Bar’s leadership development program for attorneys who have been in practice for 3‑8 years. Any member in his or her 3rd – 8th year of practice is invited to apply to the program, which runs from July through December each year


Grievance Committee


Investigates and reports to the Executive Committee on complaints filed with the Alabama State Bar against Birmingham area attorneys
 


Health Care Committee


Focuses on issues in health care law including transactional, regulatory and malpractice topics

Immigration Committee


Provides substantive information on practice trends, fosters the practice of immigration law among the members, and serves as liaison with the rest of the bar and the public on immigration law-related issues


In-House Practice Committee


Offers opportunities for in-house attorneys to get more involved in their Bar through networking events and CLE programs focused on issues they face 


Lifetime Achievement Award Committee


Annually recognizes an outstanding and distinguished member of the Bar


Long Range Planning Committee


Strategically and thoughtfully develops and
monitors long-term plans for the future of the Bar

Membership Committee


Reviews and approves submission of applications for membership and submits its recommendation to the Executive Committee; also explores and considers means to increase the value of membership in the Bar


Mentoring Program Committee


Implements the Bar’s Mentoring Program, which pairs newly-admitted lawyers with more seasoned lawyers for help in navigating the “real‑world” practice of law


Nominating Committee


Develops and submits to the Executive Committee the slate of nominees for elected office for the membership to vote on before each Annual meeting


Pro Bono Committee


Coordinates with and works in support of Volunteer Lawyers Birmingham, the 


Public Service Committee


Coordinates various public service projects, such as participation in Birmingham Reads and back-to-school supplies drives


Scholarship Committee


Reviews and evaluates law school scholarship applications from area law schools and makes recommendations to the Executive Committee for award. Its selection of scholarship recipients is based upon consideration of the following criteria: financial need, community involvement, work experience, unique life experience and academic record and potential


Health and Wellness Task Force


Explores topics related to lawyer wellness and presents programs to educate and create awareness of the importance of health and wellness (both physical and mental)


more Calendar

10/24/2018
CLE Webinar: "Yelp, I've Fallen for Social Media and I Can't LinkedOut"

10/25/2018
10th Annual Michael D. Freeman Bocce Ball Tournament & Chili Cook-Off

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