Mandatory Professionalism Seminar for New Admittees

January 22, 2016

The University of Alabama School of Law, Tuscaloosa
8:30 a.m.
3 hours, including 3 hours of ethics

This seminar is the Professionalism seminar required by the Alabama State Bar Rule 9 for all newly admitted attorneys in Alabama.

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$229 LIVE ON SITE SEMINAR - includes handout materials in ELECTRONIC FORMAT Registration
48 hours prior to the seminar you will receive a link for downloading and printing the written materials.

To pay by check, you may download and print the mail in registration form.
Mail your form and check to: CLE Alabama, Box 870384, Tuscaloosa, AL 35487-0384.

8:00-8:20 a.m.             Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:20 a.m.                       Welcome & Announcements                              

8:30-9:00 a.m.             Introduction to Professionalism

The Lawyer’s Creed:

                        To the profession, I offer assistance. I will strive to keep our business a profession and our profession a calling in the spirit of public service.

                                    Lee H. Copeland
                                    President, Alabama State Bar
                                    Copeland Franco Screws & Gill PC

9:00-10:00 a.m.            True Professionalism in the Practice of Law

The Lawyer’s Creed:

To my clients, I offer faithfulness, competence, diligence and good judgment. I will strive to represent you as I would want to be represented and to be worthy of your trust.

                                    Craig A. Alexander
                                    Rumberger Kirk & Caldwell

10:00-10:10 a.m.         Break

10:10-11:40 a.m.         Professionalism to The Court, Your Client and to Opposing Counsel

            The Lawyer’s Creed:

To the opposing parties and their counsel, I offer fairness, integrity and civility. I will seek reconciliation and, if we fail, I will strive to make our dispute a dignified one.

Panel Discussion presented by Fellows of the American College of Trial Lawyers

                                   Melody H. Eagan
                                   Lightfoot Franklin & White

                                   Silas G. "Dell" Cross, Jr.
Cross & Smith LLC

                                   Derrick A. Mills
                                   Marsh Rickard & Bryan

                                   Stephen W. Still, Jr.
                                   Starnes Davis Florie, LLP

11:40 a.m.                   Adjourn