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Judge Michael Putnam •  Magistrate Judge since February 1987 •  Private practice from 1979 - 1987 •  Taught Pretrial Practice and Procedure at Cumberland Law School since 2006 •  11th Circuit Director of the Federal Magistrate Judges Association from 2004 – 2008 •  Current Vice-Chair of the Northern District’s Criminal Justice Act Administrative Committee Judge John England •  Magistrate Judge since June 2013 •  Assistant United States Attorney for 14 years •  Oversaw the Civil, Criminal, & Appellate Divisions of the USAO for 3 years •  Tried over 40 federal jury and bench trials throughout his 19 years of legal experience •  Served as a clerk on the Alabama Supreme Court Judge Staci Cornelius •  Magistrate Judge since April 2014 •  Completed over 60 civil jury trials during her 13 years in private practice •  Served as a criminal Assistant United States Attorney •  Taught Basic Skills in Trial Advocacy at Cumberland School of Law The Court’s Magistrate Judges’ Involvement in Mediation As we all know, the Northern District’s Magistrate Judges are incredibly effective mediators. Chief Magistrate Judge Ott and Judge Putnam in particular have successfully mediated hundreds of continued on page 38 Living a long life is likely; Planning for it is a necessity. As an attorney, you’ve devoted your entire career to representing the best interests interests of of your your clients.clients.You You worked tirelessly to provide well for your family, now, and to secure their future.future. That That takes takes planning. planning. BUT, what if the “unthinkable” happened that caused you or your loved one one to to require require expensive expensive long long term care? More than 70 percent of Americans over age 65 will need long term term care care services services at at some some point in their lives.*…..Have you planned for that? Call us today to see how affordable it is to make sure your lifetime of dedication isn’t isn’t lost lost paying paying for for long long term care. It will be one of the greatest gifts you can give to yourself – and and to to your your loved loved ones. ones. (205) 453-9264 *Study conducted by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Birmingham Bar Bulletin/ Summer 2015 31


Birmingham Bar Associations Bulletin Summer 2015
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