Holtsford Gilliland   
April McKayApril W. McKay    Rick HowardRick A. Howard 

How do you define “Mediating in good faith?”

Mandatory mediation is nothing new to Alabama litigation. Now that the court systems have been closed for several months, I expect mediation to be required in all civil cases, both state and federal. I believe all judges will try to reduce the number of cases on their docket by mediation. In the orders requiring mediation, the judges will state the parties are ordered to “mediate in good faith.”

We regret to report that the 2020 Alabama Defense Lawyer's Summer Conference has been cancelled.  Plans are being made to schedule a two-day event in August.  Please read the announcement from ADLA, which is linked here.

pdf 2020 ADLA Summer Conference Cancelled (474 KB)

On March 2, 2020, Jansen Voss and Paul Zimmerman of the law firm Christian & Small, LLP presented to the members of the APCAA and AIIA information regarding the Alabama Insurance Data Security Law (Act 2019-98).

As Balch & Bingham reported Tuesday, many businesses face hurdles to obtaining business interruption insurance coverage.

We had a great Insurance Fraud seminar on February 26! We want to thank the City of Oxford for being our venue host for this seminar and we want to thank the members of the Alabama State Fire Marshal’s Office and the Alabama Department of Insurance Fraud Bureau for participating. We had several members of the Alabama Chapter of the International Association of Special Investigation Units (AL-IASIU) attend. Special thanks goes to Temporary Accommodations for sponsoring lunch and to Crain & Associates, Inc. for sponsoring our breaks!  This seminar was approved for 5 hours General CE credit and 1 hour Ethics credit.

APCAA works to uphold and strengthen the ethical standards and practices of the property and casualty adjuster profession in the State of Alabama. The future of this profession depends on solid character, integrity, work ethic, and the desire to serve and help others. APCAA is dedicated to support and promote its members in these areas. APCAA has applied for 501 (c) 6 tax exempt status with the Internal Revenue Service.