March 17, 2017

Birmingham Bar Volunteer Lawyers Program focuses on foreclosure!

A former steelworker, who is on disability because of an illness that caused him to go blind, was able to keep his house out of foreclosure thanks to the assistance of BBVLP volunteer attorneys.

Clinton Motley came to the BBVLP last year because his mortgage company would not accept his payments or talk to him about a modification. Motley had inherited the house from his mother but the mortgage company still had the paperwork in her name. 

 "I was trying to make the payments but when I became disabled my monthly disability check was only $733 and my mortgage was $650," Motley said. "I couldn't afford the mortgage and still have enough money to live."

The BBVLP and volunteer attorney, who did not want her name publicized, worked with Motley to correct the deed, obtain a modification and eventually refinance so Motley could remain in his house.  "I am thankful I was able to stay in my family's home and to continue to make payments that I could afford," Motley said.

1.  This bigamy victim needs your help to receive her divorce

This client has been married to her spouse since 1994. Her spouse has married two other women since then. Please help this client through her divorce process.  ( 17-008148)

2. Please help this client create a health directive and a simple will

Our client states that his health is declining and would like an opportunity to get his affairs in order. He is extremely organized and motivated to get this matter taken care of.  ( 17-0008177)

3. Please help this woman through her divorce whose spouse is in prison

Her spouse is currently in prison due to three theft charges and two burglary charges. You can read the full news article here . Please help this client receive a divorce. 

4. 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. 

*This is the third time in eBrief
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:

Monica Agee and new volunteers Jr Thomas and Kayla Luker  help clients at the Domestic Relations Help Desk. 

Domestic Relations Help Desk:
Wednesday 03/29/2017
8:30 - 10:00 am
10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Wednesday 04/05/2017
8:30 - 10:00 am
10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Homeless Help Desk:
Tuesday 04/04/2017
8:30 - 10:00 am
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Civil Help Desk:
8:30 - 10:00 am
10:00 am - 12:00 pm

8:30 - 10:00 am
10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Bankruptcy Help Desk:
Friday 04/07/2017 
9:00 - 11:00 am
This is for the week of March 6 - 10 and March 13 - 17
Monica Agee
Ernest Bates
Yashiba Blanchard
Kathleen Bowers, Bressler Amery &Ross
Laura Collins, Cabaniss Johnston Gardner
Chase Espy, Balch & Bingham
Honora Gathings, Gathings Law
James Gibson, Lightfoot Franklin & White
Melinda Guillaume
Linda Hall, Linda Hall Attorney at Law
Paula Harris
Kerra Hicks, Balch & Bingham
Brad Howell
Kendra Johnson
Brooke Malcom, Lightfoot Franklin
Preston Martin, Bressler Amery & Ross
Reginald McDaniel
John Milledge
Martha Miller, Balch & Bingham
Louis Montgomery, Bhate Environmental
Shenavia Murphy, Southern Company
Lance Parmer, Cabaniss Johnston 
Chelsea Phillips, Balch & Bingham
Honza Prchal, Heninger Garrison Davis 
Christina Rossi, Balch & Bingham
Toni Smoke 
Ted Stuckenschneider 
Michael Taunton, Balch & Bingham
Adam Tice 
Lacy Triplett, Bressler Amery & Ross
Brian Waldin 
Christopher Weaver
David Webster, Legal Services of Alabama
Pamela Weed

April Bell, YWCA
Kayla Luker, Jones Law School
J. R. Thomas, Cumberland School of Law
Paige West , Cumberland School of Law 
Rosemary Alexander
Alexander Shunnarah
Hansen Babington
Maynard Cooper & Gale
April Bauder
Merrell Law Firm
Jason Bonar
Mary Leesa Booth
HealthSouth Corporation
Abbey Clarkson
Lloyd & Hogan
Tiffany DeGruy
Tom DeLawrence
Balch & Bingham
Patricia Doblar Josh Jones Kay Laumer
Laumer Law
Vincent Nelan
Baker Donelson
Bill Prosch Andrew Schilder
HealthSouth Corporation
Kimberly Vines
Leila Watson
Cory Watson 
James Gibson
Lightfoot Franklin

James agreed to help a client who was having a creditor issue.

Paula Harris
The Robinson Law Firm 

Paula volunteered to help a client file a Chapter 7 Bankruptcy.

Brad Howell
Meadows Howell

Brad agreed to help a client file a Chapter 7 Bankruptcy.

Chelsea Phillips
Balch & Bingham

Chelsea agreed to help a homeless client resolve his municipal charge

Toni Smoke 
City of Birmingham Mayor's Office Division of Youth Services

Toni volunteered to help a client file a Chapter 7 Bankruptcy.

Ted Stuckenschneider
Ted Stuckenschneider PC

Ted agreed to help a client file a Chapter 7
Adam Tice
Adam Tice Law

Adam agreed to help a client file a Chapter 7 Bankruptcy.

Christopher Weaver 
The Law Office of W. Christopher Weaver

Christopher volunteered to help  a client file a Chapter 7 Bankruptcy.
Brian Walding

Brian agreed to help a client file a Chapter 7 Bankruptcy.

Attorney needed to speak at McAdory Middle School 
McAdory Middle School is looking for an attorney to speak at their Career Day on  Thursday, April 13th. If you are interested, please click here for the form and email Nancy Yarbrough.
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.