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57 Ala. Law. 1 (1996)

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January 1996

Volume 57, Number 1

ON THE COVER:
Early morning sunlight on the Alabama Governor's Mansion. The mansion was built
in 1907 as a private residence. In 1950, the state purchased the mansion for $100,000
(renovations cost $132,000). Although Jim Folsom, Sr. was governor at the time of pur-
chase, Governor Gordon Persons was the first governor to live there (1951). The man-
sion includes 22 rooms, a chandelier featuring 1,368 Czechoslovakian crystal prisms,
large gold-leaf mirrors, and a grand southern staircase. See additional photo, page 6
- Photo by Paul Crawford, JD, CLU
INSIDE THIS ISSUE:
Cumulative Index, January 1995 - December 1995 ................................................ 22
The Cloudy Future of Affirmative Action
By John Richard Carrigan and John J. Coleman, III .........................................................  24
Alabama's Amended Ethics Law
By James S. Christie, Jr., Anne S. Hornsby and Ann P. Vandevelde .................................. 34
Wanted: Legal Employment
Job Hunt a Struggle for Alabama Grads
By  Susan  Cullen  Anderson ................................................................................................   41
Not So Fast: Turning Down that Co-Employee Liability Case Can
Cost the Injured Employee and You Money
By Glenda G. Cochran  and  David  P. Stevens ....................................................................   45

President's Page  ....................................... 4
Executive Director's Report ..................... 6
New  Adm ittees .......................................... 9
Lawyers in the Family ........................... 12
About Members, Among Firms .............. 16
Building Alabama's Courthouses ........... 20
Opinions of the General Counsel .......... 30

CLE Opportunities ................................ 32
Legislative Wrap-Up ............................... 40
Disciplinary Report ............................... 52
Recent Bankruptcy Decisions .............. 55
M em orials ..............................................  58
Classified Notices ................................... 63

ALABAMA STATE BAR HEADQUARTERS STAFF
415 Dexter Avenue, Montgomery, AL 36104 (334) 269-1515 * FAX (334) 261-6310

Executive Director ..................................  Keith B. Norman
Executive Assistant .................................... Margaret Boone
Director of Programs ........................ Edward NI. Patterson
Administrative Assistant for Programs .    Diane Weldon
Programs Secretary ........................................... I eidi Alves
Director of Communications &
Public Information .............................. Susan II. Andres
Publications Director ......................... Margaret L. Murphy
Publications/Communications Secretary ............ Rita Gray
Membership Services Director ........... Christie T. Freeman
Membership Assistant .................................... Kelly Carden
Director of Admissions ....................... Dorothy D. Johnson

Admissions Assistant ............................. Elizabeth Shwarts
Alabama Law Foundation, Inc. Director ........ Tracy Daniel
ALF Assistant ................................................ Dawn Iloward
Volunteer Lawyers Program Director ............... Kim Oliver
VLP Paralegal ........................................... Greta Chambless
Bookkeeper ............... . ....... . ...................... Gale  Skinner
Graphics Arts Diirector ................................ Maggie Stoller
Graphics Arts Assistant ............................ Roderick Palmer
Lawyer Referral Secretary ............... Katherine C. Creamer
Receptionist ...... ............................................. Angie  Crowe
Alabama Center for Dispute
Resolution Director ................ Judy Keegan (269-0409)

ALABAMA STATE BAR CENTER FOR PROFESSIONAL RESPONSIBILITY STAFF
415 Dexter Avenue, Montgomery, AL 36104 (334) 269-1515 * FAX (334) 261-6311
General Counsel .............. J. Anthony Mclain         Client Security Fund, CSF &
Assistant General Counsel ..................... L, Gilbert Kendrick  CLE  Coordinator .................................... Bonnie lainor
Assistant General Counsel .............................. Milton  L. Moss  Paralegals/lnvestigators ................................. Vicki Glassroth
Assistant General Counsel ....................... Robert E. Lusk, Jr.                             Peggy Garrett
Secretary to General Counsel ........ Vivian Freeman      Investigator .................... Cheryl Rankin
Complaints Intake & Advertising Coordinator . Kim Ellis   Unauthorized Practice of Law, Paralegal .............. Robin Key
The Alabama Lawyer, (ISSN 0002-4287), the official publication of the Alabama State Bar, is published seven times a year in the months of
January, March, May, June (bar directory edition), July, September, November. Views and conclusions expressed in articles herein are those of
the authors, not necessarily those of the board of editors, officers or board of commissioners of the Alabama State Bar. Subscriptions: Alabama
State Bar members receive The Alabama Lawyeras part of their annual dues payment; $15 of this goes toward subscriptions for The Alabama
Lawyer. Other subscribers do not receive the directory edition of the Lawyer as part of their subscription. Advertising rates will be furnished
upon request Advertising copy is carefully reviewed and must receive approval from the Oftice ot General Counsel, but publication herein does
not necessarily imply endorseme.t of any product or service offered The Alabama Lawyer reserves the right to retect any advertisement
Copyright 1996. The Alabama State Bar. All rights reserved.
2 / JANUARY 1996

The Alabama
awyer
Published seven times a yaar (the June Issue Is a bar
directory edition) by the Alabama State Bar,
P.O. Box 4156, Montgomery, Alabama 36101-4156
Phone (334) 269-1515
Robert A. Huffaker ................................ Chair &  Editor
Susan Shirock DePaola .......................... Vice-Chair &
Associate Editor
Richard  F. Allen ........................... Vice-Chair, Finance
Susan  H. Andres .................................. Staff Liaison  &
Communications Director
Margaret Murphy ....... Sta) Liaison & Managing Editor
Board of Editors
William J. Underwood, Tuscumbla - Joseph B. Maya, Jr.,
Birmingham • Alex L. Holtsford, Jr., Montgomery • Alan T.
Rogers, Birmingham , James G. Stevens, Montgomery,
Robert W. Bradford, Jr., Montgomery . Deborat Alley Smith,
Birmingham , Nancy L. Franklin, Birmingham o John 0.
Somerville, Birmingham • Mike Druhan, Mobile - Robert Sell-
ers Smith, Huntsville • Charles Cleveland, Birmingham , Glen-
da Cochran, Birmingham . Lisa Huggins, Birmingham • Hon.
Debra H. Goldstein, Birmingham . Pamela L. Mable, Mont-
gomery o Sherri T. Freeman, Birmingham • William G. Gantt,
Birmingham • Michael A. Kirtland, Montgomery * Jonathan
Cross, Tuscaloosa • P. Leigh O'Del, Montgomery , Linda G.
Flippo, Birmingham ° LaJuana Davis, Montgomery • Victoria J.
Franklin-Sisson, Birmingham • M. Donald Davis, Jr., Mobile,
Ray 0. Noolin, Jr., Birmingham . Lynn Robertson Jackson,
Clayton ° Hon. William R. Gordon, Montgomery
Board of Commissioners
Liaison  ........................... Samuel A. Rumors, Jr., Birmingham
Officers
John A. Owens, Tuscaloosa ...................................... President
Warren B. Lightfoot, Birmingham  ...................... President-elect
William  D. Melton, Evergreen ............................. Vice-president
Keith B. Norman, Montgomery ................................... Secretary
Board of Commissioners
1st Circuit, E. Mark Ezell, Butler - 2nd Circuit, John A. Nichols,
Luverne , 3rd Circuit, Lynn Robertson Jackson, Clayton . 4th Cir-
cuit, Ralph N. Hobbs, Selma • 5th Circuit, John Percy Oliver, I1,
Dadeville • 6th Circuit, Place No. 1, Walter P. Crownover, Tusca-
loosa • 6th Circuit, Place No. 2, J. Douglas McElvy, Tuscaloosa
- 7th Circuit, Arthur F. Fite, Ill, Anniston , 8th Circuit, John S. Key,
Decatur • 9th Circuit, W. N. Watson, Ft. Payne. 10th Circuit, Place
No. 1, Samuel H. Franklin, Birmingham, 10th Circuit, Place No.
2, James W. Gewin - 10th Circuit, Place, No. 3, J. Mark White,
Birmingham, 10th Circuit, Place No. 4, Samuel A. Rumors, Jr.
• 10th Circuit, Place No. 5, Frederck T. Kuykendall, III, Birming-
ham - 10th Circuit, Place No. 6, Mac B Greaves, Birmingham .
10th Circuit, Place No. 7, J. Mason Davis, Birmingham , 10th Cir-
cuit, Place No. 8, Max C. Pope, Jr., Birmingham , 10th Circuit,
Place No. 9, Cathy S. Wright, Birmingham ° 10th Circuit, Besse-
mer Cut-off, George Higginbotham, Bessemer - 11th Circuit,
Robert M. Hill, Jr., Florence • 12th Circuit, M. Dale Marsh, Enter-
prise  13th Circuit, Place No. 1, Victor H. Loft. Jr., Mobile * 13th
Circuit, Place No. 2, Billy C. Bedsole, Mobile • 13th Circuit, Place
No. 3, Caine ORear, III, Mobile - 13th Circuit, Place No. 4, Ben-
lamen T. Rowe, Mobile - 14th Circuit, Tom Nicholson, Jasper °
15th Circuit, Place No.1, Robert 0. Segall, Montgomery • 15th
Circuit, Place No. 2, Wanda D. Devereaux, Montgomery 15th
Circuit, Place No. 3, James E. Williams, Montgomery . 15th
Circuit, Place No. 4, Richard B. Garrett - 16th Circuit, Roy 0.
McCord, Gadsden - 17th Circuit, Richard S. Manley, Demopolis
•18th Circuit, Conrad M. Fowler, Jr., Columbiana - 19th Circuit,
John Holis Jackson, Jr., Clanton - 20th Circuit, Wade H. Baxley,
Dothan o 21st Circuit, Edward T. Hines, Brewton , 22nd Circuit,
Abner R. Powell, iIt, Andalusia - 23rd Circuit, Place No. 1, Donna
S. Pate, Huntsville • 23rd Circuit, Place No. 2, Patrick H. Graves,
Jr., Huntsville , 24th Circuit, John A. Russell, II, Aliceville • 25th
Circuit, Oliver Frederick Wood, Hamilton - 26th Circuit, Bowen H.
Brassell, Phenix City - 27th Circuit, John C. Gullahorn, Albertville
- 28th Circuit, E. E. Ball. Bay Minelte, 29th Circuit, Tom B. Ogle.
tree, Sylacauga - 30th Circuit, A. Dwight Blair, Pell City - 31st
Circuit, William K. Hewlett, Tuscumbia • 32nd Circuit, Billy W.
Jackson, Cullman • 33rd Circuit, Robert H. Brodgen, Ozark • 34th
Circuit. Jerry C. Porch, RusselMlile - 35th Circuit, William D. Mellon,
Evergreen - 36th Circuit, T. Harry Montgomery, Moulton • 37th
Circuit, J. Tult Barrett, Opelika • 38th Circuit, Stephen M. Ken.
namer, Scottsboro - 39th Circuit, Winston V. Legge, Jr., Athens
• 40th Circuit, John K. Johnson, Rockford
The Alabama Lawyer is published seven times a year for $20
per year In the United States and $25 per year outside the
United Slates by the Alabama State Bar, 415 Dexter Avenue,
Montgomery, Alabama 36104. Single issues are $5.00, for the
journal and $25/$40 for the directory. Second-class postage
paid at Montgomery, Alabama.
Postmaster: Send address changes to The Alabama
Lawyer, P.O. Box 4156, Montgomery, AL 36101-4156.
THE ALABAMA LAWYER

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