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30 Lawyers Pick 30 Books Every Lawyer Should Read


The great Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr. once confessed that his greatest thoughts were the result of wrestling with those of others. “Life-transforming ideas,” he wrote, “have always come to me through books.”

Celebrating The Blessing Of Kindness: The 2015 Terri Lowrey Spirit Award

In a society that places high value on intellectual achievement and top ranking positions, Christian & Small is proud to have an award that is all about celebrating people who are fun, perky, honest, giving, compassionate, graceful, determined, cheerful, faithful, loyal, smart and selfless.

Alabama Diversity Council Names Jenna Bedsole Among Alabama’s Top Business Women


Jenna M. Bedsole of Baker Donelson has been recognized by the Alabama Diversity Council as among the Top 15 Business Women in Alabama. Ms. Bedsole and the other honorees were recognized at the Alabama Women’s Conference, which was held at the Hyatt Regency Birmingham.


Sirote Attorneys W. Todd Carlisle and David W. Drum co-authored a Q&A guide to Alabama corporation law

W. Todd Carlisle and David W. Drum, attorneys in Sirote & Permutt¹s corporate and tax practice group in Birmingham, Alabama co-authored a Q&A guide to Alabama corporation law, published by the Practical Law Company.  The Q&A guide addresses key areas of Alabama¹s corporation law such as formation, foreign qualification, mergers, anti-takeover laws and dissolution.

Burr’s London Elected Lawyer of the Year by BLSA


BLSA, formerly Birmingham Legal Secretaries Association, awarded its 2015 Lawyer of the Year Award to Gary M. London, a partner at Burr & Forman LLP.

“Each year” according to Norma Henley, President of BLSA, “we honor one of Birmingham’s lawyers acknowledging not only their work in the legal profession, but also their commitment to…

Family holiday fun: “Yuletide in Dogtown” on Dec. 5-6 at UAB’s Alys Stephens Center

The dogs are back in town for this favorite holiday production presented by the University of Alabama at Birmingham’s Alys Stephens Performing Arts Center and ArtPlayJoin Spike, Fifi, Scotty and Beauregard on this interactive musical adventure created by local playwright – and the ASC’s very own…

Free legal clinic held at the main library in Tuscaloosa

The Alabama State Bar Volunteer Lawyers Program, in cooperation with the Tuscaloosa County Bar Association, the University of Alabama School of Law and Legal Services Alabama, will host a free legal clinic today for low-income residents of Tuscaloosa County… 

Red Cross Urges Donors to Give with Meaning This Holiday Season

This holiday season, the American Red Cross urges individuals to give something that means something – a blood or platelet donation. This simple, potentially lifesaving act can give patients in need another holiday season with loved ones.