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The ALMD Hosts Naturalization Ceremony

On October 4, 2016 the ALMD was proud to once again welcome the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) to Courtroom 2F (our “Ceremonial Courtroom”) for a Naturalization Ceremony. Chief Magistrate Judge Susan Russ Walker...

ALMD Hosts Inaugural Faulkner Law Advocacy Competition

Recently, the Alabama Middle District hosted the first two rounds of Faulkner Law School’s Mockingbird Challenge National Trial Competition. The inaugural event brought many of the best-ranked Advocacy Programs in the nation – five of...

Alabama Lawyer Magazine Features Historic Courtroom

The National Park Service formally recognized the historical significance of Judge Frank Johnson and designated the Frank M. Johnson, Jr. Federal Building as a National Historic Landmark. Featured on the cover [of Alabama Lawyer's July 2016...

ALMD Implements Electronic Submission of Magistrate Consent Forms

The Alabama Middle District announces implementation of an electronic submission of "Magistrate Consent Forms" in civil cases in which a Magistrate Judge is assigned as presiding Judge. Previously, attorneys were required to prepare and mail these forms to the Clerk's Office.

A link has been placed in the menu of CM/ECF to submit these forms to the Clerk's Office. The process is for civil cases only and includes:

Judge W. Harold Albritton Hosts Law Clerk Reunion

Culminating a celebration of serving 25 years on the bench, Judge W. Harold Albritton was joined by approximately 30 former clerks and their family members for their fifth annual reunion held May 21, 2016.

Held at Peterson Lodge...

Freedom Riders Recall Violence Faced 55 Years Ago

In 1961, the Freedom Riders embarked on a journey to change America as they resolved to ride buses from Washington, D.C., to New Orleans while testing how integrated Southern bus stations actually were.

Fifty-five years later,...

Maxwell AFB Air War College Returns With International Officers

On Wednesday, June 22, the Alabama Middle District hosted breakfast for the Air War College International Officers from Maxwell Air Force Base. An annual tradition, the breakfast was followed with a mock trial presided over by Chief...


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