In the State of Alabama, many people are injured because of the negligence, recklessness, or intentional misconduct of an individual or company. These people have the opportunity to file a personal injury lawsuit with the help of a lawyer in their state. Unfortunately, not all people that call themselves lawyers are reputable or able to properly launch a lawsuit. Membership in the Alabama State Bar is the reassurance needed to insure that an individual is qualified to present a court case in front of Alabama courts.
The Alabama State Bar has jurisdiction over the conduct of attorneys in Alabama. It stimulates interest in improving the administration of justice. Its Board of Commissioners provides for the examination of applicants who seek to practice law. The Alabama State Bar is the licensing and regulatory agency for attorneys in the State of Alabama, and is therefore subject to Rules of the Alabama Supreme Court.
The Alabama State Bar has a full-time staff consisting of a Secretary/Executive-Director, General Counsel, administrative, and clerical personnel. All staff members are qualified to organize the Bar. The Bar oversees and supports a Mandatory Continuing Legal Education Program as well as other programs for the members of the Alabama State Bar. The Bar also maintains a separate office in Montgomery, which is operated under sponsorship of the State Bar’s Disciplinary Commission and works with the General Counsel.