February 24, 2017

Above are some of our volunteer lawyers, Judges, and students at last years Project Homeless Connect.

Project Homeless Connect is right around the corner
On March 4th, the Birmingham community will gather to assist people who are experiencing homelessness at Project Homeless Connect. The BBVLP will be there assisting clients with their legal needs, ranging from Domestic Relations to Licenses to Bankruptcy. There is still time to be a volunteer attorney! You can sign up here to join the following attorneys that are already dedicated to changing the lives of the less fortunate.

Trey Abbott Rob Arnwine
Carr Allison
Roderick Barge
Tarackia Barge
Bernard Brannan
Gaines Gault Hendrix
Blair Bullock Christen Butler
Dominick Feld Hyde
Pooja Chawla
Kathy Collier
Bressler Amery & Ross
Alan Garner
Melinda Guillaume

Michael Hanle
Jaffe Hanle Whisonant & Knight
Yu Huang
John Lawes
Wade Anderson & Associates
John Lentine
Sheffield & Lentine
Preston Martin
Bressler Amery & Ross
Lane Morrison
Lightfoot Franklin & White
LaBrenda Norman

Breauna Peterson

Riley Phillips
Ruth Robinson

Ellise Washington

Michael Whisonant
Jaffe Hanle Whisonant & Knight
Robert Windsor
Sarah Yates
Bressler Amery & Ross

Please consider volunteering on March 4th from 12:00 - 4:00pm., by clicking here

Law student volunteers step up!
Every year Cumberland and University of Alabama Law School students volunteer at the Legal Area of Project Homeless Connect, and this year is no different. Thank you in advance to the following student volunteers:

Cumberland School of Law, Samford University
Averie Armstead
Jonathan Brown
Bethany Bruce
Kameron Buckner
Simone Busby
Haleigh Chastain
Amy Chiou
Courtney Crampton
Sherles Durham
Sarah Emerson
Kim Fasking
Brandon Gilham
Stephanie Gushlaw
Tyerra Henderson
Michelle Herd
Hunter Horton
Mackenzie Luce
Brandon Gilham
McKenzie Lundgren
Ashley Posey
Constantin Post
Crystal Smitherman
Courtney Stevens
Allyson Swecker
J.R. Thomas
Taylor Tippel
Sarah Walsh
Paige West
Sydney Willmann
Amanda Wineman
Jessica Wolinsky

Thomas Goode Jones School of Law, Faulkner University
Kayla Luker


University of Alabama Law School
Lee Gilmer
Brandon Grisaffi
Bridget Harris
Martin Holland
Rachel Hornbuckle
Harshila Leva
Kari Todd

1.  Please help this disabled abused man receive a divorce

Our client has only been married for four months. Last month, he had a stroke that rendered him paralyzed on his left side. His right leg was amputated six months ago due to diabetes. Two weeks ago, he said his wife began abusing him by spraying Lysol in his face. He has since left the marital home and needs your help filing for divorce. (17-0008061)

This verbally abused woman needs help with her divorce

Her alcoholic spouse has abandoned the client leaving her with all the home expenses. Please help this woman protect her assets by help her navigate through her divorce process. 

Help this homeless woman defend her adoption case

This homeless woman resides at Jessie's Place with a low-paying job. She needs help defending the adoption case of her three children against their grandmother. This is a St Clair County case and may only require one court hearing. ( 17-0007638)

4. Please help this woman through her divorce with her incarcerated spouse

The client's spouse is currently incarcerated in federal prison for a gun charge and has had prior felonies, including murder. The parties have been married two years and have no children or property. Please help woman through her divorce. (17-0008066)

5.  This verbally abused mother needs help with the divorce process

This woman has had to move out of the home to get away from her abusive spouse, who does not provide financially for the family. The client feels threatened by spouse and wants to protect herself and her four children. (17-0007658)

6. Please help this client fight a 3rd party creditor claim

The client has had some past due medical bills and was sued in District Court, where the client came up with an agreement to pay off the debt. The medical company sold the client's debt and now the 3rd party creditor sent a letter to accelerate the debt. The 3rd party's creditor will not recognize the agreement between the client and the medical company, and has filed the collection on the client's credit report. (17-0008116)

Click here to volunteer at a Help Desk! We are seeking volunteers for all of 2017 and for the following dates in the next weeks:
Hansen Babington volunteers at the Civil Help Desk where he accepted a case.

Project Homeless Connect:
Saturday, March 4th

Domestic Relations Help Desk:
Wednesday 03/01/2017 
8:30 - 10:00 am
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Civil Help Desk:
Monday 02/27/2017
8:30 - 10:00 am
10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Thursday 03/02/2017
8:30 - 10:00 am
10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Hansen Babington, Balch & Bingham 
Tarakia Barge
Jason Bonar
Yashiba Blanchard
Brock Brett,Office of the Public Defender-Jefferson County
Meredith Busby, Kirk Drennan Law
John Carroll, Cumberland Law School
Victoria Ebrahimi-Charles, The Frankowski Firm
Julie Goyer
Katie Grayson, HealthSouth Inc
Melinda Guillaume
Larry Hollings
Kendra Johnson
Belinda Mobley
Louis Montgomery
Tanisia Moore
Sandy Murvin, HealthSouth Inc.
Preston Nichols, Law Office of Preston Ford Nichols
Honza Prchal, Heninger Garrison Davis
Bill Prosch
Cline Thompson, BBVA Compass
Ida Tyree Hyche, Tyree Hyche Dixon
Ashley Weaver
David Webster, Legal Services of Alabama 
Pamela Weed
Melonie Wright, Butler Snow

Jessica Chang, Cumberland School of Law
Kristina Grubbles, Cumberland School of Law
Tara Depri Hale, Cumberland School of Law
Rosemary Alexander
Shunnarah Injury Lawyers
Robin Burrell
Najjar Denaburg
Perryn Carroll
Carroll & Carroll
Paula Harris
The Robinson Law Firm
Brad Howell
Meadows & Howell
Vincent Nelan
Baker Donelson
Toni Smoke
Adam Tice
Christopher Weaver

Hansen Babington
Balch & Bingham

Hansen agreed to write a letter on behalf of a client who is facing an eviction.  

Cedrick Coleman
May Legal Group

Cedrick volunteer to help a client file a Chapter 7 Bankruptcy.
Louis Montgomery
Bhate Environmental
Louis accepted two divorce cases from the Domestic Relations Help Desk.

Tanishia Moore

Tanishia accepted a client from the Veteran's Help Desk. She agreed to help a client drift a letter to the RSA-1 board.

Preston Nichols
The Law Office of Preston Ford Nichols

Preston agreed to help a client with a landlord issue.

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