November 04, 2016 

Sign-up today to volunteer at a Help Desk in 2017

It's convenient and  easy for an attorney to schedule time to volunteer at one of  the BBVLP's Help Desks using the BBVLP's new online calendar. You'll even receiving email reminders so you can be ready to volunteer. Click here to volunteer. Questions? Email Nancy Yarbrough.

The BBVLP is offering CLE training to kick off 2017. Sign-up today for the Bankruptcy CLE and the Veterans CLE!  

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 and their families 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 Johnson . Click here for more information. 

Get CLE credit by volunteering with the BBVLP!
Every attorney who volunteers 6 hours with the us gets 1 CLE credit hour for a maximum of 3 credit hours a year ! The BBVLP will take care of all the reporting to the Alabama State Bar. All you need to do is volunteer!
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)

*This is the second time in eBrief
*Client is blurred due to domestic violence
2. Help get a security deposit back from her landlord

This client gave her landlord $1,230 as a deposit on an apartment that would specifically accommodate the client who is disabled.  On the move-in date, the landlord provided an apartment that did not accommodate her disability.  The client never signed the lease and did not move into the apartment, but the landlord refuses to return the full amount of the deposit. (16-0007236)

3.  Please help this homeless client receive a reduction in this judgment and receive her license

This homeless client BBVLP Homeless Help Desk last week because she was in an auto accident several years ago and has a civil judgment against her of over $8,000. The client lost her license due to this issue. She needs her license so that she may obtain employment. (16-0007065)

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)

*This is the second time in eBrief
Monday & Thursday Mornings

Celeste Grenier volunteers at the Civil Help Desk.

Wedne sday Mornings

Terrika Shaw talks to a client at the Domestic Relations Help Desk.

Homeless Shelter Help Desk
First Tuesday of the month

Chris Yeilding, Balch & Bingham helps at the BBVLP Homeless Help Desk, which is on the first Tuesday of every month at Cooper Green Hospital.

Rosemary Alexander, Alexander Shunnarah
Kathleen Bowers, Bressler Amery Ross
Thomas Buck, Jr., Maynard Cooper & Gale
Kathy Collier, Balch & Bingham
Courtney Dubberly
Lucas Gambino, Maynard Cooper & Gale
Melinda Guillaume
Jessi Hardy, Kirk Drennan
James Illston, Merrell Law Firm
Loring Jones III, Jones & Associates
Priscilla Kelley
Preston Martin, Bressler Amery & Ross
Jim McLaughlin, Maynard Cooper & Gale
Matthew McVay
Irene Motles
, Maynard Cooper & Gale
Heather Ward, Ma y nard Cooper & Gale
Honza Prchal, Heninger Garrison Davis
Pamela Weed , Butler Snow

Jessica Chang, Cumberland Law School
Kate Furek , Cumberland School of Law
Sidni Smith, AmeriCorps Member / UAB
BBVLP participated in the ABC 33/40 News Phone Bank

The BBVLP along with Legal Services Alabama answered questions last week from viewers during a live phone bank during the news on ABC 33/40.  Click here to see BBVLP staff attorney, Katrina Brown's interview with ABC 33/40 reporter Cynthia Gould.

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.