February 3, 2017

BBVLP unveils new website!

Check out the new volunteer calendar! Make donations easily online! See videos of training you could not attend! These are just a few of the new features on the new BBVLP website. Click here to see the new website, and  let us know what you think by emailing Nancy Yarbrough.
NEW! Get CLE credit for volunteering with the BBVLP

BBVLP volunteer attorneys can receive one CLE credit for every six hours of volunteering for up to 3 CLE hours a year. 
BBVLP seeking a second AmeriCorps Member

If you or if you know someone interested, email a cover letter and resume to  Serra Craig. For information on the AmeriCorps program click here. Questions about your service with the BBVLP? Email our awesome AmeriCorps Member, Sidni Smith
Volunteer for Project Homeless Connect Now!
Last year at Project Homeless Connect, the BBVLP volunteers provided legal assistance to over 300 homeless clients. Mark your calendars and sign up today to be part of this amazing opportunity to help the Birmingham community. Click here for more information about Project Homeless Connect.
1. Please help this client adopt her niece 

This client would like an opportunity to adopt her 10-year-old niece. Client has been caring for niece since she was three months old. The mother of the child has been interviewed by a BBVLP staff member and has agreed to the adoption. (16-0006516)

2. Please help this mother of four children through her divorce process

The client's spouse abandoned the family several months ago and has not supported the family since. The spouse's income was their only means of support. Please help this mother navigate the court system. (17-0007692)

3.  Please help a homeless veteran obtain his driver's license  

The client has two outstanding speeding tickets in Pell City. He currently resides in a VA shelter and cannot take care of these tickets alone. Please help him resolve this issue so that he may obtain his driver's license. (17-0007847)

4. Help this physically abused  double amputee through her divorce process

Several years ago, the client's spouse slammed her to the ground and broke her kneecap and tibia. She later contracted an infection where her legs had to be amputated. The parties have been separated for several years. The client currently resides in a nursing home since she cannot care for herself. Please help this woman through her divorce process.


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:

John Clark, Bainbridge Mims Rogers Smith, volunteers at the Civil Help Desk.
Civil Hep Desk:
Monday  2/06/2017 
8:30 - 10:00 a.m.
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Thursday 2/09/2017
8:30 - 10:00 a.m.

Monday  2/13/2017 
8:30 - 10:00 a.m.
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Domestic Relations  Help Desk:
Wednesday 2/15/2017
8:30 - 10:00 a.m.

Rosemary Alexander, Shunnarah Injury Lawyers
Steve Altmann, Najjar Denabur
Tarackia Barge
Meredith Busby, Kirk Drennan
Perryn Carroll, Carroll & Carroll
John Clark, IV, Bainbridge Mims Rogers Smith
Ruby Davis, The Davis Law Group
Jessica Drennan, Kirk Drennan Law
Matt Dunaway
Melinda Guillaume
Kendra Johnson
Regan Loper, Burr & Forman
Preston Martin, Bressler, Amery & Ross
Matthew McVacy
John Milledge
Preston Nichols, Law Office of Preston Ford Nichols
Honza PrchalHeninger Garrison Davis
James Roberts
Tereza Sampaio
Ashley Weaver
David Webster, Legal Services of Alabama
Pamela Weed

Jessica Chang, Cumberland Law School
Yashiba Blanchard Kris Burbank
Shunnarah Injury Lawyers
Ryan Charles
Shunnarah Injury Lawyers
Corey Cutter
Shannon Dye
Carney Dye
Megan Elder
Kirk Drennan Law
Honora Gathings
Gathings Law
Kathryn Gentle
Crew Gentle Law
Adam LeRoy Preston Martin
Bressler, Amery & Ross
Preston Nichols
Law Office Of Preston Nichols
Kimberly Perkins
K. Perkins Law Firm
Ashley Posey Tereza Sampaio Andrew Schwartz
Shunnarah Injury Lawyers
Ashley Rhea
Maynard Cooper
Melonie Wright
Butler Snow

Melody Eagan
Lightfoot Franklin & White

Melody agreed to help a party through her divorce.

Preston Nichols
The Law Office of Preston Ford Nichols

Preston volunteered to help a client get a guardianship.
Brian Turner
Middle Mediation

Brian took a divorce case from the Highlands United Methodist Church homeless clinic.

Katie Wilson
Bressler, Amery & Ross

Katie volunteered to help an elderly couple create a will. 

Kimberly Vines


Kimberly accepted a divorce case where the spouse is incarcerated.

Tarackia Barge

Tarackia helped a couple through their divorce process.
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Only clients who cannot afford representative are served by the BBVLP. Click here to see eligibility guidelines.