Alan Rogers Speaks at Alabama Defense Lawyers Association Bibb Allen Memorial Trial Academy

Alan Rogers, partner in the firm’s Birmingham office and member of the Litigation Practice, presented at the Alabama Defense Lawyers Association (ADLA) Bibb Allen Memorial Trial Academy at Cumberland School of Law on August 10, 2023. Alan’s presentation covered topics relating to opening statements. Robert Baxley, Sloane Bell Phillips, Nick Brown, James Dawkins and John Collier, all attorneys in the firm’s Birmingham office and members of the Litigation Practice, and Aria Allan and Tripp DeMoss, attorneys in the firm’s Montgomery office, also attended the event aimed at sharpening their skills in the courtroom

ADLA is a professional organization of more than 900 attorneys dedicated to defending civil actions and promoting fairness and integrity in the civil justice system. 

ADLA’s Trial Academy is designed for attorneys who seek to develop and/or polish basic trial skills. Participants focused on voir dire, opening statements, direct and cross examination, impeachment tactics, introduction of exhibits, objections, closing arguments, and ethics. 

Alan is an experienced trial lawyer and a fellow in the American College of Trial Lawyers. He chaired the firm for nine years, during which time he was instrumental in strengthening Balch's national reputation for excellence and enhancing its overall performance. Alan guides clients in avoiding and solving problems, and advocates for clients before courts, arbitrators, and regulators. Recognized for his ability to help businesses solve challenging problems and prevent disputes before they get to court, Alan also brings to the courtroom significant experience in advocacy and litigation. 

Alan’s passion and dedication for helping young lawyers sharpen their courtroom skills led to the creation of the Alan Roger’s Trial Training Academy, allowing litigators from across the firm’s footprint to gather annually to help the firm’s associates hone their advocacy skills and gain practical courtroom experience. This year, the firm held the 26th Annual Alan Rogers Trial Training Academy in January.