Learn more about legal organizations in the state of Alabama including the Alabama State Bar, the Alabama State Board of Legal Specialization, the Alabama Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, Alabama Association for Justice, and lawyer referral services in Alabama.
The Alabama State Bar is the licensing and regulatory organization for Alabama attorneys, responsible for administering the bar examination and investigating claims of misconduct. The Alabama State Bar is subject to the rules of the Alabama Supreme Court. Over 17,000 Alabama lawyers are licensed to practice in the state by the Alabama State Bar.
Since January 1, 1994, the Alabama State Bar Rules of Specialization give attorneys the ability to earn special recognition as a certified specialist in a particular area of the law. Currently Alabama has specialty certification for approximately 90 attorneys in several different areas of the law through the Alabama State Board of Legal Specialization. The rules allow attorneys special recognition that verifies their qualifications and credentials for a particular legal practice area. All of the attorneys with specialty certification in Alabama... Read more »
The Alabama Criminal Defense Lawyers Association (ACDLA) was formed in 1981. ACDLA serves as the unified voice of the state’s criminal defense community. Its primary mission is to promote excellence in the practice of criminal law and to protect the rights of the accused. Each year members enjoy the Summer Seminar keynote address, annual meeting... Read more »
Founded in 1946, the mission of the Alabama Association for Justice is to ensure every person injured by the recklessness, negligence, and/or misconduct of others can pursue justice in the courtroom – no matter the size and power of the entity that caused the injury. The AAJ strives to accomplish equality in the courtroom for individuals and powerful entities alike through various strategies. These include educating the public on tort reform, working legislatively to eliminate civil justice restrictions, and providing quality continuing legal education recognized by the Alabama State Bar.
Alabama has several lawyer referral services, including the one sponsored by the Alabama State Bar in Montgomery. Additionally, local bar associations also sponsor Lawyer Referral Services in Birmingham and Mobile, Alabama.
Read more about the Alabama State Bar Lawyer Referral Service, the Birmingham Bar Lawyer Referral Service, and the Mobile Bar Association Lawyer Referral Service.
Article last updated on Friday, July 10, 2015.