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BBA Committees

BBA Committees offer opportunities for leadership, to connect with other attorneys and to contribute to the legal community. The committee request form is below or you can request to join a committee at any time by emailing jbuettner@birminghambar.org

Birmingham Connection Committee


Helps to strengthen the BBA’s relationship with and presence in the Birmingham community; promotes community events that might be of interest to BBA members; considers impactful ways that the BBA can get involved with Birmingham events, including public service projects


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 BBA’s most important member benefits; 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
Bar


Diversity and Inclusion Committee


Facilitates inclusiveness throughout the BBA 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 December


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 BBA’s leadership development program for attorneys who have been in practice for 3‑8 years


Grievance Committee


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


Immigration Committee


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

In House / Corporate Committee


Offers opportunities for members who work for a corporation (in a corporate legal department or elsewhere in a company) to get more involved through networking events and CLE programs focused on pertinent issues


 Lifetime Achievement Award Committee


Annually recognizes an outstanding and distinguished member of the BBA


Membership Committee


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


Mentoring Committee


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


Nominating Committee


Before each Annual Meeting, develops and submits to the BBA Executive Committee the slate of nominees for elected BBA positions; may perform other nominating tasks as needed

Oral History Task Force


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


Scholarship Committee


Reviews and evaluates law school scholarship applications from area law schools and makes recommendations to the BBA Executive Committee for award


Please review the 2020 BBA Committees above and list your 1st, 2nd and 3rd preferences for Committee assignments below. Thank you for your participation!

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Phone: 205-251-8006

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