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Birmingham Bar Association Bulletin Fall 2016

Bar Foundation eff ective tools in education,” Cecilia Tubbs, University of Alabama at Birmingham instructor, said. “My Criminal Justice students have invariably left with a better understanding of court processes and report they thoroughly enjoy the experience. And, the community as a whole benefi ts from this inside glimpse of the roles of attorneys and justices. It is probably the only occasion for many to hear the court in action.” Additionally, attorneys have given positive feedback about their experiences as volunteers in the program. Many believe the program allows them an opportunity to inspire students with their passion for the law by using their specialized knowledge and skills as a means of giving back to the community. “In every classroom I have visited, at least one student has asked me what it’s like to be an attorney and what path I took to become one. If we can spark an interest or fan those fl ames and point students in the direction to fulfi ll their dreams, that is a successful program to me,” Jones said. Th e program inspires law students and instills a passion for the law in undergraduates and high school students in an eff ort to make informed citizens out of all three. Along with creating future informed citizens, according to Dean Strickland, the program gives students a perspective that will allow for reasonable discourse in future political and/or controversial times or issues. “Political debates over the last 8-10 years have become less rational and less respectful, with diff erent sides completely ignoring and distrusting one another. In fact, our world and society are just so complicated that well-intentioned reasonable people can reach diff erent conclusions about how we should structure our society. It is important for students to understand that fact and to see a process that permits respectful, rational debate about those diffi cult issues,” he said Th e Foundation and Cumberland will host the Oral Arguments event on Tuesday, October 25, 2016 at the Leslie Wright Center on Samford University’s campus. Oral Arguments will begin at 8:30 a.m., and is free and open to the public. For more information, visit www. bbfound.org or contact the Birmingham Bar Foundation at (205) 251-2231. G Rachel Anderson is a graduate of University of Montevallo and currently participates in the Crowder Fellowship Program, established by Cory Watson Attorneys in 2010. LLC Alabama’s Professional Process Server 855-2-Serve-1 Our staff of Professional Process Servers are located throughout Alabama to provide you with effective service statewide. Insured to $1,000,000 for your protection and peace of mind! No mileage or per attempt charges! Volume Pricing is available GPS Location and Photograph Software utilized to provide verification of service Real time status updates available Mobile notary available Nationwide service available through our association with other Professional Process Servers. Compliant with CFPB/FTC Requirements √ √ √ √ √ p. 855.273.7831 f. 888.551.2552 www.AlaServe.com √ √ √ √ Call us, we are here to serve you! Birmingham Bar Bulletin/ Fall 2016 17


Birmingham Bar Association Bulletin Fall 2016
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