October 28, 2016 

The BBVLP has new CLEs and Help Desks to start out 2017!

BANKRUPTCY 101 CLE: Decoding Chapter 7
11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Friday, January 6th, 2017  
Learn how to screen clients for possible Chapter 7 Bankruptcies in preparation for the BBVLP's new 2017 monthly Pro Bono Bankruptcy Clinic for low-income clients beginning in February on the first Friday of every month at the Federal Bankruptcy Court. 
REGISTER by emailing  Katrina Brown. Click here for more information.
2 to 5 p.m.
Tuesday, January 10, 2017
Learn how to provide legal assistance to veterans in preparation for the BBVLP's new Veterans Help Desk on the fourth  Wednesday  of every month at the  Birmingham VA Medical Center. 
REGISTER by emailing Kendra JohnsonClick here for more information.
Sign-up to volunteer at a Help Desk in 2017
Use the BBVLP's new SignUpGenius online calendar to easily volunteer in 2017 by clicking here.
Tune-in to the BBVLP on ABC 33/40 this Tuesday

BBVLP attorneys will be answering questions live during a phone bank on "Renters' Rights" on ABC 33/40 from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. this Tuesday, November 1. 

Last year many attorneys volunteered at the Wills Clinic. Don't miss out on your chance to help first responders and senior citizens.

Volunteer to work at a Wills Clinic for Pro Bono Month!

Oxmoor Senior Center Wills for Seniors Clinic
Volunteers can sign-up for two-hour time slots to draft Simple Wills, Durable Powers of Attorney, and Advanced Healthcare Directives for local seniors.
November 3, 9am-4pm
Oxmoor Valley Community Center
1992 Wenonah Oxmoor Rd, Birmingham, AL 35211

Please email Katrina Brown if you are interested in  volunteering.
1. Please help this abused mother of two through her divorce

This mother of two children recently moved out of her home to escape abuse and now needs a divorce.  (16-0007162)

*Client is blurred due to domestic violence
2. Please help this client obtain guardianship over her ailing sister

This client is seeking guardianship over her sister, who was recently diagnosed with cancer and has been struggling with schizophrenia. The client has a letter from a physician in support of the appointment of a guardian. (16-0006315)

*This is the second time in eBrief
3.  Help a client with file A No-Asset Bankruptcy Petition

This mother is currently unemployed and overwhelmed by delinquent medical bills. She has all of the documentation required to file a Chapter 7 Bankruptcy petition. (16-0006865)

4. An abused disabled woman needs help with her divorce 

This client, who has been married for 17 years, has been abused by her spouse throughout their marriage. She currently has pending criminal charges against her spouse. Please help her through the divorce process. (16-0006299)

Monday & Thursday Mornings

Honza Prchal, Heninger Garrison Davis, and Sean Griffin assist a client at the Civil Help Desk.

Wedne sday Mornings

Pam Weed mentors new attorney Morgan West as they talk to a client at the Domestic Relations Help Desk.

Homeless Shelter Help Desk
Tuesday Mornings
1st & 3rd at Pathways | 2nd & 4th at Firehouse

Marcus Chatterton, Bach & Bingham, helps a client out at Firehouse Shelter. Starting November 1st, there will be a monthly Homeless Help Desk at Cooper Green Hospital.

Leesa Booth, HealthSouth
Victoria Charles, The Frankowski Firm
Marcus Chatterton, Balch & Bingham
Melinda Guillaume
Priscilla Kelley
Matthew McVay
Priscilla Midanik
David Stephenson, HealthSouth
Tarackia Phillips-Barge
Bill Prosch
Pamela Weed
Andrew Wheeler-Berliner

Jessica Chang, Cumberland Law School
Kate Furek , Cumberland School of Law
Sidni Smith, AmeriCorps Member / UAB
Kayla Schoen
Schoen Law Firm

Kayla helped her client settle his uncontested divorce case.

Valeria Walker
Frye-Walker Law Firm

Valeria helped a client receive visitation with her two children.
Tarackia Phillips-Barge

Tarackia took an uncontested divorce case of a client she saw while volunteering at the Domestic Relations Help Desk.

Marcus Chatterton
Balch & Bingham

Marcus took two cases involving homeless individuals that he met while volunteering at the Homeless Help Desk at the Firehouse Shelter.

Charles Todd Henderson

Charles took a case to help a homeless client with past fines.

Katie Kimbrell
Bressler Amery & Ross

Katie took an uncontested divorce case to help a disabled couple with limited means.
Debra Krotzer
Carr Allison

Debra took an uncontested divorce involving two people both below the poverty line.


Leave a book at the Birmingham Bar Center
Drop off a book or two that you no longer have use for at the Birmingham Bar Center, 2021 2nd Avenue North, to be donated to juveniles in prison. 
The drop-off bin is in the lobby so it is easy to run by and make your donation.
If you want a BBVLP staff member to meet you outside so you do not need to park, just email Graham Hewitt before you come by.
Click here for more information.
Donations from the community are the number one funding source for the Volunteer Lawyer Program. 
Click here to donate.

There are two ways attorneys can choose to help with the Volunteer Lawyer Program. Click here for what you can do.

Only clients who cannot afford representative are served by the BBVLP. Click here to see eligibility guidelines.