Library Information

Location

The library is located on the first floor of the Heflin-Torbert Judicial Building.

Address

Alabama Supreme Court and State Law Library
300 Dexter Avenue Montgomery, AL 36104

Hours

Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. except State holidays. (Calendar)

NOTE: Appellate Court Briefs may be filed in the State Law Library from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.





Alabama Practice Books and Treatises


Appellate Procedure

Alabama Bar Institute for Continuing Legal Education (ABICLE). Appellate Practice in Alabama. Tuscaloosa, AL: ABICLE, 2000.


Eleventh Circuit Pattern Jury Instructions, Civil. St. Paul, MN: West Group, 2000. 390pp.


Federal Court of Appeals Manual, Local Rules. St. Paul, MN. West Group 2002-2005. 1544pp.


Jones, Richard L., ed. Alabama Appellate Handbook. Birmingham: Cumberland School of Law of Samford University, 1985. Loose-leaf. 122 pp.


Moskovitz, Myron. Winning an Appeal. 3rd ed. Charlottesville, Virginia: Michie Co., 1995. 242 pp.


Rahdert, George K., and Larry M. Roth. Appeals to the Eleventh Circuit. Salem, N.H.: Butterworth Legal Publishers, 1984. 3 vols.



Civil Procedure

Hardy, Benjamin A., Jr. Jack B. Hood, and Charles H. Walker. Alabama Pleading, Practice, and Legal Forms: Rules of Civil Procedure. 3rd. Norcross, Ga.: The Harrison Co.; 2003. 2 vols.


Hoffman, Jerome A. Alabama Civil Procedure. 2nd Edition. Charlottesville, Va.: Matthew Bender & Company, 2001. 1004 pp. Latest update, 2006.


Lyons, Champ. Alabama Practice: Rules of Civil Procedure Annotated. 4th edition. St.Paul: West Pub. Co., 2004. 2 vols.


McLeod, Grover S. Civil Actions at Law in Alabama. Birmingham, AL: Manchester Press, 1998. 877 pp. Last updated, 2002.



Collection Law

Hairston, William B., Jr. Detinue, Executions, and Mechanics’ Liens: The Law in Alabama. Norcross, Ga.: The Harrison Co., 1982. 124 pp. Latest Update 1999.


Jeffries, Leslie A., and Robert A. Wilkinson. Collection of Accounts: The Law in Alabama. Norcross, Ga.: The Harrison Co., 1983. 113 pp. Latest update, 1997.



Commercial Law

Jeffries, Leslie A. Enforcement of Security Interests in Personal Property: The Law in Alabama. Norcross, Ga.: The Harrison Co., 1983. 156 pp. Latest update, 1985.



Corporations

Anders, Louis H., W. Lee Thurston, and Warren C. Matthews. Alabama Limited Liability Company: Forms and Practice Manual. Brooklandville, Md.: Data Trace Pub. Co. 1996. 1 vol (loose leaf) + 1 2008 supplement computer disk.


Bryce, Ely, Levitt, Ludwig, Mancuso, Sklar, and Walthall. Limited Liability Companies in Alabama. Tuscaloosa, AL: Alabama Bar institute for Continuing Education, 1995. 1 vol. (loose leaf).


Thigpen, Richard A. Alabama Corporation Law. 3rd ed. St. Paul, MN: West Group, 2003. 878 pp.


Walthall, Howard P. Corporations: Formation, The Law in Alabama- With Forms. Norcross, Ga: The Harrison Co., 1981.


Wilson, James C., Jr. Alabama Business Corporation Law Guide. Tuscaloosa: Alabama Bar Institute for Continuing Legal Education, 1995. 1 vol.



Criminal Law and Procedure

Bishop, T. Brad. The Law of Shoplifting: A Guide for Lawyers and Merchants. Birmingham: Agora Pub. Co., 1988. 132 pp.


Chiarkas, Nicholas L., Jr. Alabama Criminal Trial Practice. 2nd ed. Norcross, Ga.: The Harrison Co., 1988. 421 pp.


Ferreria, Victoria. Criminal Offenses and Defenses in Alabama. St. Paul, MN: West Group, 2003. 487 pp.


Hood, Jack B., and Herbert H. Henry III. Alabama Criminal Trial Practice Forms. 4th ed. Eagan, MN.: West, 2009. 1804 pp.


Maddox, A. Hugh. Alabama Rules of Criminal Procedure. 4th ed. Charlottesville, Va.: Matthew Bender & Co., 2004. 2 vols. Covers rules of criminal procedure.


Mays, John E. Crimes Against the Family: Defending Domestic Violence Cases in Alabama. Birmingham: Alabama Criminal Defense Lawyers Assoc., 1997. 76 pp.


Mays, John E. Defending Child Abuse Cases in Alabama: A Handbook for the Criminal Defense Lawyer. Birmingham: Alabama Criminal Defense Lawyers Assoc., 1996. 220 pp.


Mays, John Edmund. Defending the Drinking Driver in Alabama. 2nd edition. Decatur, AL.: John E Mays, 1992.


Mays, John E. The Trial of a Death Penalty Case in Alabama. Birmingham: Alabama Criminal Defense Lawyers Assoc., 1995. 389 pp.


Michie’s Alabama Criminal and Motor Vehicle Laws, Advance Legislative Service. Charlottsville, VA: Matthew Bender & Co., 2004. 123 pp.


Sentencing Institute. Justice for Individuals challenged with Mental Retardation. Montgomery, AL.: The Sentencing Institute, 1995. 211 pp. Includes bibliographic references.


Southern Prisoners’ Defense Committee. Defending Committee. Alabama Capital Postconviction Manual. Montgomery: Alabama Capital Representation Resource Center, 1988.


Southern Prisoners’ Defense Committee. Defending a Capital Case in Alabama. Montgomery: Alabama Capital Representation Resource Center, 1989.



Damages

Gamble, Charles W. Alabama Law of Damages. 4th edition. Norcross, Ga.: The Harrison Co., 1999. 619 pp. Contains detailed index. 2003 supplement.


Mikasen, Jody, et al., eds. Alabama Damages Awards: Personal Injury & Intentional Torts. Rochester, NY: Lawyers Cooperative Publishing Co., 1998. Reissued annually.



Drug Law

Mays, John Edmond. Drug Condemnations and Forfeitures under Alabama Law: A Treatise for Criminal and Civil Litigators. Decatur, AL.: John E. Mays, 1992. 50 pp.



Elder Law

Davis, Clayton. Handbook for Older Alabamians: Laws and Programs Affecting Senior Citizens in Alabama. Tuscaloosa: Alabama Advocacy Assistance Program for the Elderly, 1988. 42 pp.



Environmental Law

Maynard, Cooper, Frierson & Gale. Alabama Environment Law Handbook. Rockville, Md.: Government Institutes, Inc., 1990. Softbound. 171 pp.


Vaughan, Ray. Environmental Law in Alabama. Montgomery, AL: Earth Seven Press, 1993. 84 pp. Practical Law Books Series. Softbound.



Equity

Davis , Penny A., and Nathaniel Hansford. Tilley’s Alabama Equity. 4th ed. Norcross, Ga.: The Harrison Co., 2002. 369 pp. Revision of Alabama equity pleading and practice, 1954.


McLeod, Grover S. Equitable Remedies and Extraordinary Writs in Alabama. 2nd ed. Birmingham: Manchester Press, 1994. 635 pp. Irregular supplementation. Contains subject index.



Evidence

Butts, Terry, Charles W. Gamble, and Edward J. Imwinkelreid. Alabama Evidentiary Foundations. Charlotsville, Va: Lexis Law Pub., 1999.


Colquitt, Joseph A. Alabama Law of Evidence. Charlottesville, Va.: Michie Co., 1990. 801 pp. Note: New Alabama rules of evidence took effect 01/01/96.


Gamble, Charles W. The University of Alabama School of Law., 1994. Alabama Judicial College Circuit and District Judges Association Annual Conference. " The New Alabama Rules of Evidence" *Note #1.


Colquitt, Joseph A. Expert Witnesses, Opinion, and Scientific Evidence. Tuscaloosa, AL: University of Alabama School of Law, 1994. Loose leaf. 8 pp.


Gamble, Charles W. Character Evidence: A Comprehensive Approach: A Lawyer’s Guide. Birmingham: Agora Pub. Co., 1987.


Gamble, Charles W. McElroy’s Alabama Evidence. 5th edition. 2 vols. Birmingham, AL.: Samford University Press, 1996. Contains detailed index. Includes 2005 supplement.


Gamble, Charles W. Gamble’s Alabama Rules of Evidence: A Trial Manual for Making and Responding to Objections. 2nd ed. Tuscaloosa: Alabama Bar Institute for Continuing Legal Education, 2002. 1 vol.


Schroeder, William A., and Jerome A. Hoffman. Schroeder and Hoffman on Alabama Evidence. 3rd ed. Norcross, Ga.: The Harrison Co., 2008. 653 pp.


Weissenberger, Glen. Weissenberger’s Alabama Evidence. Cincinnati, OH.: Anderson Publishing Co., 2007. 493 pp.



Family Law

Alabama Bar Institute for Continuing Legal Education. Martial Law. Tuscaloosa: Alabama Bar Institute for Continuing Legal Education, 1985.


Fernambucq, Rick, and Gary Pate. Family Law in Alabama: Practice and Procedure. 4th ed. Matthew Bender (LexisNexis), 2009.


Crittenden, Judith S., and Charles P. Kindregan. Jr. Alabama Practice series, Alabama Family Law. 2008. 2 vols.


Graves, Patrick H., Jr. Alabama Divorce Systems Manual. 3rd edition. University, AL.: Alabama Bar Institute for Continuing Legal Education, 1997. 1 vol. loose leaf.


Guardian Ad Litem Manual. 1st ed. 2nd printing. Alabama Children’s Task Force, 1998. Loose leaf.


McCurley, Robert, and Penney A. Davis. Alabama Divorce, Alimony, and Child Custody Hornbook. 4th ed. Tuscaloosa: Lawyers Educational Press, 2005. 700 pp. Includes the Child Support Guidelines and forms.

Patton, Martha Jane, and Denise J. Pomeroy. Child Custody and Visitation in Alabama. Eau Claire, WI: NBI, Inc., 1997. 143 pp. Softbound.



Insurance

Allen, Bibb. Alabama Liability Insurance Handbook. Charlottesville, Va: Michie Co., 2008. 700 pp. Subject index.

Davenport, Ronald G. Alabama Automobile Insurance Law. 3rd ed. Norcross, Ga.: The Harrison Co., 2002. 156 pp. Last Updated, 2004.



Instructions to Juries

11th Circuit Pattern Jury Instructions, Civil. St. Paul, MN: West Group, 2000. 390 pp.

11th Circuit Pattern Jury Instructions, Criminal. St. Paul, MN: West Group, 2003. 564 pp.

Colquitt, Joseph A., ed. Alabama Pattern Jury Instructions: Civil. 2nd ed. Tuscaloosa: Alabama Bar Institute for Continuing Legal Education, 1993. 1 vol. loose leaf.

Colquitt, Joseph A., ed. Alabama Pattern Jury Instructions: Criminal. 3rd ed. Tuscaloosa: Alabama Bar Institute for Continuing Legal Education, 1994. 1 vol. loose leaf.



Juvenile Justice

Juvenile Justice Procedures Manual. Montgomery: Administrative Office of Courts, 1995. 1 vol. loose leaf.


Labor Law

Coleman, John J., III. Employment Discrimination in Alabama. Birmingham, AL.: Southern University Press, 1991. 469 pp.


Lacy, Peyton, Jr., Frank McRight, and Paul D. Myrick. Alabama Employer’s Handbook. Mobile, AL: Alabama Employers Handbook, Inc., 1988. 200 pp.

Lehr, Middlebrooks, Permutt, Price, Proctor, and Sirote. Alabama Employer’s Desk Manual. Brentwood, TN: M. Lee Smith Publishers LLC, 1996. Loose leaf. Contains index.



Landlord and Tenant

Huskey, Dow T., and Stephen T. Etheredge. Landlord and Tenant: Breach and Remedies: The Law in Alabama. Norcross, Ga.: The Harrison Co., 2000. 141 pp.


Skinner, David C. Alabama Residential, Commercial and Mineral Lease Law. Charlottesville, VA.: Lexis Publishing Co., 1997.



Legal Form Books

Anders, Louis H., Jr., W. Lee Thuston, and Warren C. Matthews. Alabama Limited Liability Company, Forms and Practice Manual. Brooklandville, Maryland: Data Trace Publishing Company 2008. 2 vols loose leaf. 2008 supplement CD.

Court Forms Manual. Montgomery, AL: Administrative Office of Courts, 1993. Loose leaf.


Henry, Herbert H., III, and Jack B. Hood. Alabama Criminal Trial Practice Forms. 4th ed. Birmingham, AL.: West Group, 2007. 1481 pp.


Howell, Allen Windsor. Alabama Civil Practice Forms. 4th ed. Charlottesville, Va.: Michie Law Publishers, 2005. 2 vols.

Smith, Robert Sellers. Alabama and Federal Plaintiff Discovery Forms. Huntsville, AL: Madison Pub. Co., 1979.


Smith, Robert Sellers, and Joan McIntyre. Alabama and Federal Complaint Forms. Huntsville, AL: Madison Pub. Co., 1979.


Smith, Robert Sellers, and Joan McIntyre. Alabama and Federal Motion Forms. Huntsville, AL: Madison Pub. Co., 1983.


Smith, Robert Sellers, and Joan McIntyre. Alabama and Federal Order and Judgment Forms. Huntsville, AL: Madison Pub. Co., 1983.



Legislative Process

McCurley, Robert L., and Keith B. Norman. Alabama Legislation. Tuscaloosa, AL: University of Alabama Law Institute, 1997. 560 pp.

McCurley, Robert L., and James D. Thomas, eds. The Legislative Process: A Handbook for Alabama Legislators. 6th ed. Tuscaloosa: Alabama Law Institute, 1994. 216 pp.



Limitation of Actions

Hoff, Timothy. Alabama Limitations of Actions and Notice Provisions. 2nd ed. Norcross, Ga.: The Harrison Co., 1992. 188 pp. Latest update, 1999.



Medicine and Law

Alabama Hospital Association. Alabama Hospital Law Manual. Montgomery, AL.: Alabama Hospital Association, 1982.

Burge, S. Greg and Robert L. Williams. Medical Malpractice in Alabama. Eau Claire, WI: NBI, Inc., 1998. 128 pp.

Burns, Butler, Mastin, Murphy, and Taylor. Nursing Home Malpractice in Alabama, Successful Case Management From Investigation to Trial. Eau Claire, WI: NBI, Inc., 2002. 144 pp.

Crompton, Darryl E. Health Records and Alabama Law. Birmingham: Alabama Medical Record Association, 1987. 1 vol. Loose leaf.



Motor Vehicle Law

Jasper, Margaret C. Motor Vehicle Law. Dobbs Ferry, N.Y.: Oceana Publications, 1998.

Michie’s Alabama Criminal and Motor Vehicle Laws, Advance Legislative Service. Charlottsville, VA: Matthew Bender & Co., 2004. 123 pp.

Michie’s Alabama Motor Laws Annotated, With Commentaries. Charlottesville, VA: Lexis Law Publishing, 1999.



Practice of Law

Alabama Jury Verdict Reporter. Louisville, Ky.: Alabama Jury Verdict Reporter, Periodical , 2001 – Current.

Alabama Civil Trial Reporter. Tallahassee, FL.: Management Advisory Services, 2002 - Current. Periodical.

Alabama Rules of Court, Federal. St. Paul, MN.: West Group, 2009.

Alabama Rules of Court, State. St. Paul, Minn., West Pub. Co. 2009.

Bishop, Thomas Brad. Municipal Courts: Practice and Procedure in Alabama. 3rd ed. Birmingham: Samford University Press, 1999. 497 pp. Last updated, 2008.

Colson, Bill, Sidney O. Smith, Jr., and Frank M. Etheridge. Southeast Litigation Guide. 12 numbered volumes plus index volume. New York: Matthew Bender, 1981.

Lawson, Earl Jr. and James P. Rea. Personal Injury Settlements in Alabama: Practical Methods for Perfecting the Settlement of a Claim. Eau Clarie, WI.: NBI, Inc., 2002. 113 pp.

McCurley, Robert L., Jr. Alabama Law Office Practice Desktop. 10th ed. Tuscaloosa, Ala.: Lawyers Educational Press, 2007. 610 pp.

McLeod, Grover S. Civil Actions at Law in Alabama. 3rd ed. Birmingham: Manchester Press, 1998. 877 pp.

Munneke, Gary A. Law Practice Management In a Nutshell. St. Paul, MN: West Group, 2003. 474 pp.

Personal Injury Verdict Survey (Alabama Edition). Solon, Ohio: Jury Verdict Research, Inc., 1982.

Sparba, Byron L., Carl H. Coler, and Thomas A. Ritchie. Southeast Transaction Guide. 20 vols. New York: Matthew Bender & Company, 1976.



Professional Responsibility

Code of Professional Responsibility of the Alabama State Bar: Rules of Disciplinary Enforcement. Montgomery, AL: Alabama State Bar Center for Professional Responsibility, 1984. 40 pp.

Cohen, Harry and Richard Thigpen. Legal Ethics in Alabama. Tuscaloosa: Alabama Bar Institute for Continuing Legal Education, 1991. 135 pp. Loose leaf. Contains subject index.

Digest of Advisory Opinions of the State of Alabama Ethics Commission. Montgomery, AL: Alabama Ethics Commission. Opinions 90-1 through 2001-52. 12 vols.

Judicial Conduct and Ethics. Montgomery, AL: State of Alabama Judicial Inquiry Commission, 2004. 174 pp. loose leaf. Contains index.

Law and Ethics of Signature Attestations and Notarizations. Salt Lake City, Utah: The Notary Law Institute, 1995.



Real Property

Bradford, Corretti, and Dillard. Title Law in Alabama. Eau Claire, WI: NBI, Inc., 1996. 215 pp.

Cohen, Harry. Alabama Mortgage Law. Birmingham, AL.: Agora Publishing Company, 1989. 221 pp.

Davis, Hubbard, Hudgens, McGowin, Shinbaum, and Thomas. Advanced Real Estate Law in Alabama. Eau Claire, WI: NBI, Inc., 1997. 191 pp. Softbound.

Evans, Jesse P., III. Alabama Property Rights and Remedies. Charlottesville, VA.: Michie Co. 2004. 1025 pp.

McCurley, Robert L., Jr., and Penny A. Davis. Real Estate Handbook: Land Laws of Alabama. 6th ed. Charlottesville, VA.: Michie Co., 1996. 770 pp.



Torts

Bouchard, Robert, Daniel R. Dick, and Bridget K. Hathaway. Alabama Damages Awards, Personal Injury & Intentional Torts. St. Paul, MN: West Group, 1998. 582 pp.

Howell, Allen Windsor. Alabama Torts Case Finder. Charlottesville, VA: Michie Co., 1988. Last updated, 1993.

Howell, Allen Windsor. Personal Injury and Torts. Alabama Practitioner Series. Eagan, MN: Lawyers Cooperative Co., 1996. 2 vols. Loose leaf.

Jeffries, Leslie A. Wrongful Death Actions: The Law in Alabama. Norcross, Ga.: The Harrison Co., 1979. 101 pp. Latest update, 1992.

Roberts, Micheal L., and Gregory S. Cusimano. Alabama Tort Law. 4th ed. Charlottesville, VA: Matthew Bender & Co., 2004. 2 vols.



Trial Practice

Abell, William K. and Allen W. Howell. Trial Practice and Procedure in Alabama. 2nd ed. St. Paul, MN: West Group, 2007. 877 pp. Last updated, 2009.

McLeod, Grover S. Trial Practice and Procedure in Alabama. 2nd edition. Birmingham, AL.: Manchester Press, 1991. 786 pp.

Wininger, David D. Trial Handbook for Alabama Lawyers. Rochester, N.Y.: Lawyers Cooperative Pub. Co., 1982. 467 pp. Latest update, 1998.



Wills and Probate

Ault, Hughes, and Markstein. Advanced Estate Planning in Alabama. Eau Claire, WI: NBI, Inc., 1997. 195 pp. Softbound.

Burwell, King, Mullins, and Tarlton. How to Draft Wills and Trusts in Alabama. Eau Claire, WI: NBI, Inc., 1996. 215 pp. Softbound.

Carwie, Greenspan, Howell, Kotouc. A Practical Guide to Estate Administration in Alabama. Eau Claire, WI: NBI, Inc., 1997. 99 pp. Softbound.

Schiff Hardin & Waite [Chicago]. Will and Trust Form Book. 2nd ed. 2 vols. Birmingham, AL: AmSouth Bank, 1991. Loose leaf. Annual updates.

Summerford, Alice Tatum, and Charlotte Bently Hale, eds. How to Administer Estates in Alabama. Tuscaloosa: Alabama Bar Institute for Continuing Legal Education, 2nd ed., 1987.



Workers Compensation

Cloyd, Civils, Lee, and Myers. Workers’ Compensation in Alabama. Eau Claire, WI:NBI, Inc., 1997. 207 pp.

Coleman III, John J. Alabama Workers Compensation Practice. 1994.

Ford, Steven W., and Robert W. Lee. Alabama Workers’ Compensation Law and Handbook. 2nd ed. Charlottesville, VA: Matthew Bender & Co., 2004

Hood, Jack B., Benjamin A. Hardy, Jr., and E.J. Saad. Alabama Workers’ Compensation. 4th ed. Norcross, Ga.: The Harrison Co., 1998. 561 pp. Annual pocket parts. Last Updated 2009.

Lacy, Jr., Peyton, Frank McRight, and Paul D. Myrick. Alabama Employers Handbook. Mobile, AL: Alabama Employers Handbook, Inc., 1988. 200 pp.

Leher, Middlebrooks, Permutt, Price, Proctor, and Sirote. Alabama Employer’s Desk Manual. Brentwood, TN: M. Lee Smith Publishers LLC, 1996. Loose leaf. Contains index.

McLeod, Grover. Worker’s Compensation in Alabama for On the Job Injuries. Birmingham, AL.: Manchester Press, 1990. 349 pp.

Moore, Terry A. Alabama Worker’s Compensation. St.Paul, MN: West Group, 1998. 2 vols.