Message From the President


I am so excited to start the New Year as President of the North Alabama Chapter!

My commitment to you is to fill the year with relevant programming and quality CLE. You can count on a schedule of monthly or bi-monthly luncheons with topical speakers, and our annual Labor & Employment and Acquisition Symposiums bringing experts in federal employment and acquisition law from across the federal government and private sector to Huntsville Alabama.

Do you have an idea for a luncheon or Symposium speaker?

Send me an email and I will do my best to bring them to Huntsville.

About our Chapter:

Chartered in 1958 as the Explorer Chapter, Huntsville Alabama, the North Alabama Chapter is comprised mostly of attorneys who work for the federal government (Missile Defense Agency, Army, Army Corps of Engineers, NASA, US District Court for the Northern District of Alabama) and private sector attorneys who focus on government contract matters. Our Chapter is small with just under 60 members, but we do great things for the North Alabama legal community!

We present 2 keystone Symposiums each year:

  1. Annual Symposium on Government Acquisition, Recent Developments in Government Contracting. For 44 years the Chapter has brought experts in government acquisition law from the public and private sector to Huntsville Alabama for a 2 day, 12-13 hour CLE Symposium. For more information about this event, check out the "Recent Events" tab on this site for the list of topics and speakers at the 44th Annual Symposium held 2-3 November 2016. The Symposium on Government Acquisition is held in the fall each year, usually early November. 
     
  2. Annual Symposium on Labor and Employment Law. For 14 years the Chapter has brought experts in government labor & employment law, to include MSPB Judges and EEOC attorneys and Judges, to Huntsville for a 1 day, 6 hour CLE Symposium. For more information about this event, check out the November Labor & Employment Law brochure on the "Recent Events" tab. The Symposium on Labor and Employment Law is usually held in April each year.

    The costs of the Symposiums are kept low, less than $40/CLE hour! Any profits made help the Chapter to defray member’s monthly luncheon costs AND participate in charitable giving.

Charitable giving:

The North Alabama Chapter is proud to provide the following scholarships:

  • University of Alabama, School of Law – monetary recognition for the student or students with the highest grade in Federal Practice
  • University of Alabama, School of Law – Verbon Black Scholarship, monetary support for a sustaining scholarship
  • Samford University, Cumberland School of Law – monetary recognition for the student or students with the highest grade in Federal Practice

The North Alabama Chapter is proud to provide monetary support to further the mission of:

  • The Southern Poverty Law Center
  • Legal Services of Alabama
  • Foundation of the Federal Bar Association – Chapter 1% Program

If you are a member, thank you for your continued support. If you have not done so already, please renew your membership.

If you are interested in becoming a member and would like more information about the North Alabama Chapter, attend one of our monthly luncheons for FREE* or call or email me or another Chapter officer.

*Attorneys interested in membership may attend one luncheon free of charge (this is in addition to the FREE member appreciation lunch)

We have a full schedule of events for 2017 and I look forward to seeing you! Check out the calendar link for more information 

Please contact me at (256) 542-7791 or via email if you have any questions.

Sincerely,

Melissa Lloyd
President, North Alabama Chapter