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BBA Committees

BBA Committees offer the opportunities for leadership, to connect with other attorneys and to contribute to the legal community. Committee preference request forms are available to members in October, with appointments beginning in January, but you can request to join a committee at any time by emailing 

Collaborative Law Committee

Promotes the understanding and use of the collaborative law process to resolve legal disputes

Community Education Committee

Promotes public education about the legal system through schools and community organizations; plans and coordinates annual Law Day events

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 members

Court Liaison Committee (State and Federal)

Serves as a liaison with Birmingham-area courts and fosters a collegial relationship between the Bench and the

Diversity and Inclusiveness Committee

Facilitates inclusiveness throughout the Bar and the legal profession by coordinating programs and discussions about diversity and inclusion

Elder Law Committee

Examines developments in elder law and develops legal-related programs to provide help and assistance to seniors

Entertainment Committee

Responsible for the Annual Picnic in June and the End-of-Year Party in Decemberr

Family Law Committee

Identifies issues in the practice of family law and facilitates projects and programs to address these issues

Fee Arbitration Committee

Acts as an arbitration board to hear and rule on fee disputes between attorneys and their clients

Future Leaders Forum Committee

Organizes the annual Future Leaders Forum, which is the Bar’s leadership development program for attorneys who have been in practice for 3‑8 years. Any member in his or her 3rd – 8th year of practice is invited to apply to the program, which runs from July through December each year

Grievance Committee

Investigates and reports to the Executive Committee on complaints filed with the Alabama State Bar against Birmingham area attorneys

Health Care Committee

Focuses on issues in health care law including transactional, regulatory and malpractice topics

Immigration Committee

Provides substantive information on practice trends, fosters the practice of immigration law among the members, and serves as liaison with the rest of the bar and the public on immigration law-related issues

In-House Practice Committee

Offers opportunities for in-house attorneys to get more involved in their Bar through networking events and CLE programs focused on issues they face 

Lifetime Achievement Award Committee

Annually recognizes an outstanding and distinguished member of the Bar

Long Range Planning Committee

Strategically and thoughtfully develops and
monitors long-term plans for the future of the Bar

Membership Committee

Reviews and approves submission of applications for membership and submits its recommendation to the Executive Committee; also explores and considers means to increase the value of membership in the Bar

Mentoring Program Committee

Implements the Bar’s Mentoring Program, which pairs newly-admitted lawyers with more seasoned lawyers for help in navigating the “real‑world” practice of law

Nominating Committee

Develops and submits to the Executive Committee the slate of nominees for elected office for the membership to vote on before each Annual meeting

Pro Bono Committee

Coordinates with and works in support of Volunteer Lawyers Birmingham, the 

Public Service Committee

Coordinates various public service projects, such as participation in Birmingham Reads and back-to-school supplies drives

Scholarship Committee

Reviews and evaluates law school scholarship applications from area law schools and makes recommendations to the Executive Committee for award. Its selection of scholarship recipients is based upon consideration of the following criteria: financial need, community involvement, work experience, unique life experience and academic record and potential

Health and Wellness Task Force

Explores topics related to lawyer wellness and presents programs to educate and create awareness of the importance of health and wellness (both physical and mental)

Oral History Task Force

Will identify BBA members who can speak on the history of the Bar and its members as well as pivotal events in the Birmingham legal community for preservation on video

Contact Us

Birmingham Bar Association
2021 2nd Avenue North
Birmingham, Alabama 35203

Phone: 205-251-8006