News

  • 04 Nov 2020 10:17 AM | Melanie Burgett (Administrator)

    In order to renew your membership, or to receive an invoice for your dues, you must first login to the website using your email and password. 

    If you have not ever logged into the website, enter the email address we have for you (this can be found under "Find A Lawyer" if you need to see what email we have for you), click "forgot password" then you will taken through to set it up and it will email you a link.

    When you set the password, log back in to the website and click "view profile" (located near your name below the green menu) then you will see the button to click to renew. This will email you an invoice that contains the amount to pay and the address for mailing your payment. 

    Email me at mburgett@tuscobar.com if you have any questions.

  • 04 Nov 2020 10:04 AM | Melanie Burgett (Administrator)

    The state bar MCLE Commission has waived the 6 hour on demand limit for CLE hours for 2020.  Until December 31, you can get all your hours for FREE on demand.  Use this link and create a new account:  https://alabar.prolearn.io/ 

  • 04 Nov 2020 10:03 AM | Melanie Burgett (Administrator)

    When: Nov 6, 2020 09:00 AM Central Time (US and Canada)

    Register in advance for this meeting by using the link below: 

    https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYtcuGsqTspGdSjfCxT0k0FYJKBTltueP4_

    After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. You will need to enter your state bar number when registering.  It is required for you to enter it in order to register and receive credit.  Also, please be sure to list your name as it is listed with the state bar. 

    The agenda and links to attachments are below.

    9:00 a.m.     Wilson Green - -Case Law and Legislative Update
    Green- Case Law Update.pdf 

    10:00 am.    Roman Shaul- Ethics   
    Shaul- Practicing Virtually.pdf

    11:00 a.m.   Gar Blume -   Juvenile Court
    Blume- Recent Cases Delinquency.pdf

    12:00 p.m.   Break for Lunch  ( you will just rejoin the meeting using the same link when you come back)

    1:30 p.m.     Trent Kempster- Human Trafficking Task Force
    Kempster- Human Trafficking Training.pdf 

    2:30 p.m.     Dr. Mangieri- Discussion on Drug Screens and Courts 
    (will post handout if provided)


    Link to  Complete Seminar Evaluation Form:  https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/Y3M72FG


  • 09 Sep 2020 12:46 PM | Melanie Burgett (Administrator)

    FROM PRESIDING CIRCUIT JUDGE AL MAY In its order of May 13, 2020, the Alabama Supreme Court suspended jury trials until September 14, 2020. In accordance with that order, Tuscaloosa County will resume jury trials for jury weeks October 5th and October 13th.

    At the courthouse, our present safety protocols will continue. These include social distancing and masking in our halls and courtrooms, temperature checks of everyone who enters, and accessible sanitizers in courtrooms and halls. In addition, to limit the numbers in the courthouse at any one time, we will bring in reduced venire panels for one trial at a time with jury organization divided into separate sessions at separate times. We plan to use the vacant third floor courtroom for a jury assembly room, and the trial courtrooms as the jury deliberation rooms. Also, the jury boxes will be reconfigured to allow for proper distancing between jurors.

    We now have an on-line jury summons that each potential juror may access with an individualized PIN by computer or smart phone. Included with the summons is a short questionnaire that will aid in the qualification of jurors. Incorporated into the questionnaire are COVID-related questions allowing jurors to be excused on-line if they have had recent COVID exposure, are of a heightened risk due to age or an underlying condition, or have COVID fears.

  • 19 Mar 2020 10:20 AM | Melanie Burgett (Administrator)

    Tuscaloosa County Courthouse and Probate: Tuscaloosa County Courthouse update.pdf

    Northern District General Order: Northern District COVID- General Order.pdf

    Middle District General Order:Middle District COVID-Visitor restrictions.pdf

    Southern District General Order: Southern District COVID- General Order.pdf

  • 15 Mar 2020 7:33 PM | Melanie Burgett (Administrator)

    6th Judicial Circuit

    Tuscaloosa County, Alabama

    Administrative Order

    Guidelines for Court Operations

    Effective March 16, 2020 to April 16, 2020

    Please click to read order

    Administrative Order-1.pdf

    Supreme Court Order- Supreme Court COV-19 order.pdf

  • 14 Mar 2020 3:05 PM | Melanie Burgett (Administrator)

    Please click the link toread the full Order from the Supreme Court regarding a limitations on person to person hearings for all courts beginning Monday , March 16 , 2020 through Thursday , April 16 , 2020 , subject to the exceptions listed in the order.


    Supreme Court COV-19 order.pdf


    If you have questions about scheduling, including whether your case falls under one of the exceptions listed in the Supreme Court’s Order, please contact the Judge’s office.




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