Meet ADLA’s Legislative Committee
Committee Chair Stephen Still of Starnes, Davis & Florie LLP,  Allen Estes of Balch & Bingham LLP, Ed Howard of Ford Howard & Cornett, P.C., Keith Miller of Alfa Insurance Companies, Mary Margaret Carroll of Fine Geddie & Associates, & Andy Reutens of Galloway Wettermark Everest & Reutens LLP.

ADLA receives and reviews proposed legislation that may impact (positively or negatively) the practice of law, the ADLA membership, and/or clients of the ADLA membership.  ADLA and the Legislative Committee will, from time to time, circulate new or proposed legislation to the membership to keep all members abreast of current legislative issues and developments.  Depending on the impact that proposed legislation may have on the practice of law, the ADLA membership, or clients of the ADLA membership, the Legislative Committee will involve the ADLA Board of Directors, membership, other lawyers, and/or other interested individuals and entities to work with legislators to promote or oppose certain legislation. Visit our Legislative page for timely updates. Please direct legislative inquiries to Stephen Still at


Meet ADLA’s Education Committee
Committee Chair Andy Rutens of Galloway Wettermark Everest & Rutens LLP, Jeremy Richter of Webster Henry Bradwell Cohan Speagle & DeShazo PC, Pat Sefton of Sasser Sefton & Brown PC, Ashley Crank of Christian & Small LLP, & Craig Alexander of Rumberger Kirk & Caldwell.   Members of the committee work with the president-elect to plan the CLE events at the Annual Meeting and other educational events throughout the year.


Meet ADLA’s Women in the Law Committee
Committee Chair Meade Hartfield of Bradley.
The Women in the Law engages female members of the association by promoting networking events, expanding educational opportunities, coordinating philanthropic outreach efforts and supporting each other as they take on leadership roles inside and outside of the association.  Visit our Events page for upcoming events.

East Lake Initiative Service Project: Join us at ADLA’s upcoming Lunch and Learn on May 15th, with honored guest speaker Judge Pryor, at the City Club Birmingham.  The Women in the Law has chosen to support the East Lake Initiative, an organization that serves families in Birmingham as part of a collaboration of local non-profits that are supported by the Women’s Fund of Greater Birmingham. One of ELI’s partner organizations is Serving You, which operates a client-choice food market.  All Lunch and Learn attendees are encouraged to bring hygiene items to donate.  Needed items are toothpaste, toothbrushes, soap, deodorant, feminine products, paper towels, paper plates, plastic ware, baby wipes, hand sanitizer, and any kind of cleaning supplies, such as Clorox wipes or Lysol.  A representative from East Lake Initiative will be at the luncheon to accept the items collected. Updated 4/16/19


Companies who are interested in sponsoring a women’s mixer, or an upcoming event,  are encouraged to Reach Out.

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