Alabama Court of Civil Appeals
|Alabama Court of Civil Appeals|
|Method:||Partisan election of judges|
The Alabama Court of Civil Appeals is one of two intermediate appellate courts in the Alabama judicial system. The court was established in 1969 when what had been one unitary state Court of Appeals was broken into a criminal appeals court and a civil appeals court. The unified Court of Appeals had been operative since 1911.
The Court of Civil Appeals hears civil matters, including those related to domestic situations such as divorce, adoptions, child custody, etc. They will rule on cases appealed from certain state administrative agencies, such as worker's compensation. The Court of Civil Appeals also has jurisdiction in civil appeals where the amount in controversy does not exceed $50,000.
The Court of Civil Appeals has jurisdiction of all appeals from administrative agencies in which a judgment was rendered in the circuit court. The court also exercises jurisdiction over appeals in workmen's compensation cases and domestic relations cases, including annulment, divorce, alimony, child support, adoption, and child custody cases.
Judges of the court
Election of judges
- Main article: Judicial selection in Alabama
Judges are elected to the court in partisan elections for six-year terms on the court.
|Judge William Thompson||1997-2014||Republican|
|Judge Craig Sorrell Pittman||2000-2018||Place 1||Republican|
|Judge Terri Willingham Thomas||2007-2018||Place 2||Republican|
|Judge Terry A. Moore||2007-2018||Place 3||Republican|
|Judge Scott Donaldson||2013-2016||Gov. Robert Bentley|
To serve on the court, a person must:
- Be licensed to practice law in the state of Alabama
- Have resided in the state for a minimum of one year
- Be no more than 70 years of age.
|Court of Civil Appeals Judges|
|Court of Criminal Appeals Judges||Samuel Henry Welch • Mary Windom • J. Elizabeth Kellum • J. Michael Joiner • Liles Burke •|