Judson College celebrates 175 years of educating and empowering women

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Liz Hutchins is a Sirote & Permutt attorney and Judson College Alumnae Association President. There is much more to education than the classes, tests and grade point averages – education has the ability to empower and strengthen a generation. Education can be valuable for everyone, but it can have an especially significant impact on women.Read More

Community initiative and Girls, Inc.: Why I love Birmingham

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Kelli Robinson is a Sirote & Permutt attorney and Chair of the Girls, Inc. Board of Directors. Recently, I was asked “Why I love Birmingham,” and immediately the community in which I live and Girls Inc. came to mind. I knew I was home when I moved to Crestwood, but I had no idea yetRead More

“Take Steps” toward a cure with the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation

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Jerry Held is an attorney at Sirote & Permutt and former board member of the Alabama/North Florida chapter of the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America. Mark your calendars for May 17, 2014, and join us at Take Steps Birmingham, the largest fundraising event of the year for the Alabama/Northwest Florida Chapter of the Crohn’s andRead More

Bringing the Big Easy to the Magic City: The 2014 Cajun Cook-Off benefiting Girls Inc.

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By Kelli Robinson, Sirote & Permutt attorney and Girls Inc. board chair The 4th Annual Cajun Cook-Off, the signature fundraiser for Girls Inc. of Central Alabama, is quickly approaching. Girls Inc. encourages girls to become successful and productive community citizens, and all funds generated by the Cajun Cook-off will benefit programs that inspire Central Alabama girlsRead More

Walking to end parkinson’s disease!

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By Jeri Boyd, Sirote & Permutt paralegal and Alabama Parkinson’s Fighter Walk founder The second annual Alabama Parkinson’s Fighter Walk was a huge success! On March 1, 2014, more than 300 people came to Alabaster’s Veterans Park to help win the fight against Parkinson’s disease. As a person who knows the effects of Parkinson’s firstRead More

Mitchell’s Place: A Night at the Oscars 2014

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By Ronald Levitt, Sirote & Permutt attorney Autism is a non-discriminatory issue. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 1 in 88 children are diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder. In Birmingham, Ala., many children face the daily challenges of living with autism; thankfully, they have a place that offers help. Mitchell’sRead More

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Birmingham: Bowl for Kids’ Sake

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By Tony Smith, Sirote & Permutt attorney and Big Brothers Big Sisters board member A mentor can drastically shape the life of a child, and no one needs a positive influence more than children who face adversity from an early age. Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) of Greater Birmingham’s Bowl for Kids’ Sake event bringsRead More

Camp Sirote: Surviving “Snowpocalypse 2014”

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By John Cooper, Sirote & Permutt CEO Last Tuesday, Birmingham, Ala. was struck with an unexpected snow storm, penned by the media as “Snowpocalypse 2014.” Ice and snow quickly covered the roads as schools, daycares, hospitals and places of employment were full of people who expected a relatively normal Tuesday with a possible “light dusting” ofRead More

UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center: A national leader in the fight against cancer

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By Melinda Mathews, Sirote & Permutt attorney and BCRFA board member “You have cancer.” These three words can devastate even the strongest of us and turn our worlds completely upside down.  Fortunately for those who have to deal with the anguish and uncertainty that accompanies such a diagnosis, The UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center (CCC) is there toRead More