Below is an email from Judge Verin regarding the new Mentoring Program:
"FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE TO GREATER BIRMINGHAM CRIMINAL DEFENSE LAWYERS ASSOCIATION MEMBERS
Dear Amber and Michael:
Members of the GBCDLA are invited to the inauguration of the Jefferson County Lawyer Mentoring Program. It will take place
in Judge Scott Vowell’s Courtroom 2 PM Thursday, September 4, 2008 and will consist of an explanation of the program
during the first hour, and actual mentor training for the remainder of the afternoon for those wishing to be mentors.
This cutting edge mentoring program is the first of its kind in the state of Alabama. It pairs seasoned lawyers with newer
ones during a nine month time period. It also has a courtroom component during which local judges will let the new lawyers
know what is expected of them in their courts.
GBCDLA members should feel free to find out more detailed information about the program before the 4th by logging onto the
program website at http://10jc.alacourt.gov/mentoring.html.
Eugene R. Verin, Circuit Judge
708 Courthouse Annex
Bessemer, AL 35020