Birmingham Bar Foundation Announces Oral Arguments Event at Samford University

Birmingham, AL – October 27, 2015–The Appellate Courts of Alabama will convene in Birmingham on Wednesday, November 4, 2015, as part of a program that educates students about the judicial system.

Presented by the Birmingham Bar Foundation and Cumberland School of Law, the Supreme Court of Alabama and the Alabama Court of Criminal Appeals will hear oral arguments for Nineteenth Street Investments v. Robertson, et al. and John Russell Calhoun v. State of Alabama, respectively.  Students from area high schools, colleges and law schools have registered for the program that helps the community obtain a better understanding of the state’s Judicial Branch.

“Each year, teachers and students look forward to this program because it allows them a unique opportunity to see this aspect of our justice system.  The Appellate Courts and the attorneys representing parties in the cases always bring an engaging presentation of Alabama’s judicial system at work, and we are very appreciative to the Appellate Courts and Cumberland School of Law for their partnership with this enriching program,” said Nikki Tucker Thomas, Birmingham Bar Foundation Executive Director.


The Appellate Courts oral arguments event is part of the Foundation’s legal educational programming.  Prior to the event, volunteer attorneys from the Birmingham Bar Association’s Community Education Committee and the Foundation’s Board of Directors make presentations to schools about the cases and give an overview of the legal system.


“We are very proud of our legal education efforts as well as the attorneys who give of their time and talent for this project. We hope to inspire these students about the importance of the judiciary as well as inform them about the crucial role the judiciary plays in our government,” Thomas added.


The event will be held on Wednesday, November 4, 2015, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., at the Leslie Wright Center on the Samford University campus (Samford University Wright Center, 800 Lakeshore Dr., Homewood, Alabama, 35229).  It is free and open to the public.  For more information, contact the Birmingham Bar Foundation at 205.251.2231 or by email at