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BBA Committees

BBA committees offer excellent opportunities to connect and contribute!  They are responsible for much of the work of the Association, and members are typically appointed each year by the Bar President.  Committee Preference request forms are available to members in September, and the President makes appointments to begin the following January.  If you interested to participate on a Committee outside the typical committee cycle, please contact the BBA Executive Director, Bo Landrum, at  All BBA members are welcomed and encouraged to apply for membership in one or more committees.

 Attorney Transitions

This committee works to explore opportunities to assist attorneys at all levels of practice who might transition from or within the practice due to economic challenges, change of career direction, substance abuse or other disability, or retirement. The committee stays abreast of current and emerging issues that impact attorneys, and recommends ideas and initiatives to help address them.

 The Birmingham Bar Bulletin

The Bulletin Committee works to identify timely and relevant topics for articles in the BBA's quarterly magazine, the Birmingham Bar Bulletin. Committee members often draft articles for inclusion in the publication.

 Civil Courts Procedures

The Civil Courts Procedures Committee acts as a liaison with Birmingham-area Civil Courts on topics and issues related to civil court practice.

 Continuing Legal Education

The Continuing Legal Education Committee prepares, develops and produces CLE programming throughout the year, helping to provide one of the Bar's most important member benefits. The Committee looks at emerging trends in the law to identify timely and relevant topics of interest to the BBA membership.

 Community Education

The Community Education Committee promotes public education about the legal system through schools and community organizations. The Committee also plans and coordinates annual Law Day events for the Bar.

 Crisis Relief

The Crisis Relief Committee looks at practical ways that the Bar Association and the legal community can help in the event of a natural or other disaster, whether responding to victims of a tornado or assisting a firm in the event of an office flood or fire.


The Diversity/Inclusivity Committee examines and identifies means through
which the Bar can promote and encourage inclusivity within the legal profession;

 Elder Law

The Elder Law Services Committee examines developments in elder law, and develops legal-related programs to provide help and assistance to the elderly.


The BBA Entertainment Committee is responsible for the Association's social functions, and coordinates the annual BBA Spring Picnic in June and the annual BBA Holiday Party in December.

 Family Law

The Family Law Committee identifies issues in the practice of family law and facilitates projects and programs to address these issues.

 Family, Domestic, and Juvenile Courts Procedures

This committee serves as a liaison to the local family, juvenile and domestic courts, and monitors and reports on developments in related court procedures.

 Fee Arbitration

The Fee Arbitration Committee exists to arbitrate fee disputes between attorneys and their clients, and disputes between attorneys.

 Future Leaders Forum

The Future Leaders Forum Committee organizes the annual BBA Future Leaders Forum, which cultivates leaders from among a group of motivated attorneys who have been in practice for 3-8 years. Any Birmingham Bar member who will be in his or her 3rd-8th year of practice is invited to apply to the program, which runs from July through December each year.


The BBA Grievance Committee investigates and reports on complaints filed with the Alabama State Bar against Birmingham area attorneys.

 History & Archives

The History & Archives Committee promotes appreciation for the Birmingham Bar's long history, and works to safeguard and display artifacts of historical significance.

 Judicial Liaison

The Judicial Liaison Committee serves as the Bar's chief liaison to members of the local, state and federal judiciary.

 Lifetime Achievement Award

The Lifetime Achievement Award Committee annually recognizes outstanding and distinguished members of the Bar.

 Long Range Planning

The Birmingham Bar Long Range Planning Committee prepares, introduces and monitors implementation of plans for the future of the Association.

 Medical Liaison

The Medical Liaison Committee works to improve the relationship between the BBA and various medical groups and organizations.


The Membership Committee reviews and approves submission of applications for membership to the Executive Committee. It also explores and considers means to increase membership and Association value for members.


The BBA Mentoring Committee is charged with evaluation and implementation of the Bar's Mentoring Program, which pairs newly-admitted lawyers with more seasoned lawyers for help in navigating the "real-world" practice of law.

 Municipal Courts

The Municipal Courts Committee acts as liaison on behalf of the Bar with various Municipal courts.


The Birmingham Bar Nominating Committee works to propose a slate of nominees for elected office at each Annual meeting.

  Pro Bono

The Pro Bono Committee works in concert with the BBA Volunteer Lawyers Program to organize and implement an annual appreciation event for volunteers and donors during National Pro Bono Week.

 Public Relations

The Public Relations Committee works to enhance the image of the Bar and the legal profession through coordination with the media and other groups. It also identifies topical speakers as requested by outside entities.

 Public Service

The Public Service Committee coordinates various public service projects, including Service Juris and back-to-school supplies drives.


The BBA Scholarship Committee reviews and evaluates law school scholarship applications from all are law schools, and makes recommendations to the Executive Committee for award.  Its mission is to promote the BBA memorial scholarships and to annually select the scholarship recipients based upon equal consideration of the following criteria:  financial need, community involvement, work experience, unique life experience, and academic record and potential.
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