The Alabama Court of Civil Appeals to Hold Oral Argument at Cumberland School of Law

Posted: Wed, 11/06/2013 - 12:28

On Wednesday, November 13, at 1:30 p.m., the Alabama Court of Civil Appeals will hold oral argument in the John L. Carroll Moot Courtroom of Cumberland School of Law.

Students are invited and encouraged to attend and may come and go as your schedules permit. The oral argument will give law students an opportunity to see outstanding appellate advocates and to see first-hand one of our appellate courts at work.


Below is a summary of the case which will be argued:

Alvin Taylor was a teacher in a local school system here in Alabama. His teaching certificate was revoked for alleged misconduct and as a result, he lost his teaching job. Taylor contends that his right to due process of law was violated during the proceedings which lead to the revocation. A judge in the Circuit Court of Montgomery County found that Taylor’s right to due process had been violated and the Superintendent of Education, Joseph Morton, has appealed that decision to the Alabama Court of Civil Appeals. The appeal raises significant questions about the process which must be followed before the teaching certificate of a teacher charged with misconduct can be revoked.

The appellee, Mr. Alvin Taylor, is represented by Bill Patty of the Cumberland Class of 1990.

The argument is open to the public free of charge.