The Young Lawyers Section of the Birmingham Bar presents "Cocktail Party Law 2016 - Election Season" with Othni Lathram (Alabama Law Institute), Kyle Whitmire (Alabama Media Group), Tom Spencer (Samford University), Terri Sewell (U. S. Congress), Katherine Robertson (Alabama Policy Institute), John Neiman (Maynard Cooper & Gale), Kareem Crayton (Crimcard Consulting), Paul DeMarco (Parsons Lee & Juliano), Judge Robert Vance (Circuit Court of Jefferson County), Retired Judge Caryl Privett (Circuit Court of Jefferson County), Lyord Watson (Birmingham City School Board), Michael Choy (Burr Forman), Brett Bloomston (The Bloomston Firm), and Alyson Hood-Raines (The Bloomston Firm).
Cocktail Party law is designed to give practitioners safe and solid answers to legal questions raised by friends and family that may fall outside of their typical areas of practice. There will be four panels. The first session is entitled, "City, County, and State Structure and Policy" and will focus on the legal intersection between the City of Birmingham and Jefferson County and the proposed changes to amending the Alabama Constitution. The second session is entitled, "Elections and the Constitution: Voting Rights, Voter ID, Campaign Finance, and District (Re)Mapping," and will focus on recent, pending, and anticipated U. S. Supreme Court decisions on these issues. The third session is entitled, "How to Run for Office," and will focus on the "how to's" of running for state political office. The fourth and final session is entitled, "Civilian and Law Enforcement Interactions" and will focus on the legal implications when the interactions between law enforcement and civilians turn violent or deadly.
Application pending approval by the Alabama State Bar for 4.0 hours MCLE Credit (including 0 ethics). Free for current members of the BBA's Young Lawyers Section, $25.00 Law Student, $50.00 for all other attendees. Click here for a registration form.