The Alabama Middle District will conduct a workshop on Pro Se Matters with a special focus on the Pro Bono Work to Empower and Represent Act of 2018 (POWER Act). The workshop will be at 2:00 PM on Thursday, September 28th and will be conducted by Zoom. This is in conjunction with the ALMD partnering Read more
YMCA Judicial State Competition Returned to the Middle District
The weekend of November 4, 2022 saw the return of the Middle District’s hosting the YMCA Judicial State Competition. Friday night’s events included our Chief Judge, Emily C. Marks, offering opening remarks and swearing in the event judges.
The Alabama Middle District has played host to this event for over a decade, and very recently due to the Covid-19 pandemic, has had to pause. We were only too happy to return to hosting this event. On that Saturday, the courthouse opened its doors for over twelve hours, and the courtrooms held four or more rounds of intense judicial competition.
The Judicial State Competition utilizes students as bailiffs and deputies, judges, witnesses, and attorneys. This year’s scenario involved high schoolers at a party, and a tragic ending for one of them.