Important Notices, 0719 ALBJ, 80 The Alabama Lawyer 288 (2019)

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Vol. 80 No. 4 Pg. 288

Alabama Bar Lawyer

July, 2019

▲ Harold Albritton Pro Bono Leadership Award

▲ Public Notice for Reappointment Of Incumbent Magistrate Judge

▲ Notice of and Opportunity for Comment on Amendments to The Rules of the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit

Harold Albritton Pro Bono Leadership Award

The Harold Albritton Pro Bono Leadership Award seeks to identify and honor individual lawyers who through their leadership and commitment have enhanced the human dignity of others by improving pro bono legal services to our state's poor and disadvantaged. The award will be presented in October, which has been officially designated Pro Bono Month.

To nominate an individual for this award, submit no more than two single-spaced pages that provide specific, concrete examples of the nominee's performance of as many of the following criteria as apply: 1. Demonstrated dedication to the development and delivery of legal services to persons of limited means or low-income communities through a pro bono program;

2. Contributed significant work toward developing innovative approaches to delivery of volunteer legal services;

3. Participated in an activity that resulted in satisfying previously unmet needs or in extending services to underserved segments of the population; or

4. Successfully achieved legislation or rule changes that contributed substantially to legal services to persons of limited means or low-income communities.

To the extent appropriate, include in the award criteria narrative a description of any bar activities applicable to the above criteria.

To be considered for the award, nominations must be submitted by August 1. For more information about the nomination process, contact Linda Lund at (334) 269-1515 or

United States District Court for the Southern District of Alabama Mobile, Alabama

Public Notice for Reappointment of Incumbent Magistrate Judge

The current term of office of United States Magistrate Judge Sonja F. Bivins, United States District Court, Southern District of Alabama, is due to expire on February 1,2020. The United States District Court is required by law to establish a panel of citizens to consider the reappointment of the Magistrate Judge to a new eight-year term.

The duties of the position are demanding and wide-ranging and include the following: 1. Preside...

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