The library is located on the first floor of the Heflin-Torbert Judicial Building.
Alabama Supreme Court and State Law Library
300 Dexter Avenue Montgomery, AL 36104
The Library is open to the public 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.
The second floor houses the Court of Civil Appeals on the West wing and the Court of Criminal Appeals on the East wing. The upper central Rotunda connects the two courts. These appellate courts share a research library. As you can see, each court has its own courtroom. When you enter one of the courtrooms, what you see is exactly what the other courtroom looks like.
The courtroom is small compared with a trial court and the Supreme Court. Usually, only the lawyers appear to argue each side of the case before the panel of judges. There is no need for a jury, witnesses, or much spectator room.
There are five sitting judges on each of these two appellate courts.