March 3, 2017

Project Homeless Connect is tomorrow! 
Starting at 8 a.m. the Birmingham homeless community will gather at Boutwell Auditorium for the highly anticipated Project Homeless Connect, which is hosted by One Roof. More than 100 attorneys and law students, including more than 40 from Cumberland, will be there providing legal services.

Judges Nyya Parson-Hudson, Andra Sparks, Stephen WallaceDavid Carpenter, Katrina Ross and others will be hearing cases.  

Last year, the BBVLP helped over 300 homeless Birmingham residents with their legal needs. There are still a few volunteer slots available for the afternoon shift, click  here  to volunteer now!

Please remember that the BBVLP also provides legal services to the homeless every month on the first Tuesday at One Roof, on the 5th floor of Cooper Green Medical Center. 

BBVLP answers callers questions live on ABC 33/40
BBVLP Executive Director,  Nancy Yarbrough, and Civil Staff Attorney,  Katrina Brown, were on ABC 33/40 Phone Bank this week answering legal questions. Click  here to see Nancy Yarbrough's live facebook interview. The BBVLP was honored to serve at the phone bank alongside attorneys from Legal Services of Alabama.

Correction in the Bar's 

The BBVLP wants to apologize to Butler Snow for the misspelling of the law firm in  this quarter's Birmingham Bar Association magazine,  Bulletin.  We greatly appreciate your support of the BBVLP. 

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)

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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 second time in eBrief

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)

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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)

*This is the second time in eBrief

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)

*This is the second 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:

Domestic Relations Help Desk:
Wednesday 03/08/2017
8:30 - 10:00 am
10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Wednesday 03/15/2017
8:30 - 10:00 am
10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Civil Help Desk:
Monday 3 /06/2017
8:30 - 10:00 am
10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Thursday 03/09/2017
8:30 - 10:00 am
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Robin Burrell volunteers at the Domestic Relations 
Help Desk. 

Monica Agree
Rosemary Alexander, Alexander Shunnarah
Steve Altmann, Najjar Denaburg
Tarackia Barge, Barge Law Firm
Gregory Buchanan
Robin Burrell, Najjar Denaburg
Sam Campisi, Southern Company Services
Perryn Carroll, Carroll & Carroll
Ruby Davis, The Davis Law Group
Matt Dunaway
Melinda Guillaume
Amy Hazelton, Southern Company Services
James Illston, Merrell Law Firm
Kendra Johnson
Regan Loper, Burr & FormanJohn Milledge
Vincent Nelan, Baker Donelson
Honza Prchal, Heninger Garrison Davis
James Roberts, Burr & Forman
Moses Stone, Stone Law Firm
Lacy Triplett, Bressler Amery Ross
David Webster, Legal  Services Alabama

Adria Barnes, Cumberland School of Law
Tara Depri Hale, Cumberland School of Law

Chase Espy
Balch & Bingham
Kerra Hicks
Balch & Bingham
James Gibson
Lightfoot Franklin & White
Preston Martin
Bressler Amery & Ross
Reginald McDaniel Martha Miller
Balch & Bingham
Chelsea Phillips
Balch & Bingham
Christina Rossi
Balch & Bingham
Lacy Triplett
Bressler Amery & Ross

Robin Burrell
Najjar Denaburg

Robin took an uncontested divorce case while she was was at the Domestic Relations Help Desk. 

Perryn Carroll
Carroll & Carroll  

Perryn volunteered to help a client dispute an estate issue. 
Melinda Guillaume

Melinda accepted an uncontested divorce case from the Domestic Relations Help Desk.

John Hubbard
John Hubbard Law

John volunteered to help a client fight a 3rd party creditor claim.

Win a $100 Visa Gift Card 
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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.