April 14, 2017

This week we have several low-income clients in great need of a hand up from a pro bono attorney. Please take a minute to read their stories and please consider volunteering. 

1. Please help this elderly grandmother create a simple will

This grandmother states that she would like an opportunity to get her affairs in order, as she is currently 88 years old. Client would like to have a healthcare directive created as well as her will. ( 17-0008512)

2.  Please help this client file a Chapter 7 Bankruptcy

This c lient lost his job a year ago and has been unable to find employment. He is currently behind on all of his bills and is sleeping on a friend's couch since being evicted from his apartment. He informed BBVLP staff that he would like to file a Chapter 7 Bankruptcy for a fresh start. (17-0007984)

3. Please help this grandmother transfer a deed to a needy family member

Our client would like to transfer her deed to her cousin, who is currently in need of a home. The deed transfer is necessary as repairs are desperately needed on the home. 

4.  Please help this client get guardianship over her sister who has mental issues

The client states that her sister is unable to care for herself. He sister has been diagnosed by her doctor with bipolar disorder and schizophrenia. The client has obtained a letter of support from her sister's doctor. She is concerned about the health and overall welfare of her sister. ( 17-0008241)

5.  Please help disabled domestic violence victim through her custody case

This client's ex-boyfriend is currently in jail and charged with strangulation and assault of the client. The parties have three children that were taken by DHR due to the boyfriend's violent behavior. Please help this client regain custody of her children. 
( 17-0008531)

*Client's face is blurred due to domestic violence 

6.  Please help a disabled domestic violence victim through her divorce

This client has two charges of assault pending against her spouse. Her husband physically assaulted her last week and set her car on fire. She is in desperate need of a divorce and cannot afford an attorney. Please help this woman end this abusive relationship. 
( 17-0008554)

*Client's face is blurred due to domestic violence
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:

Civil Help Desk:
Monday 04/17/2017 
10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Thursday 04/20/2017
8:30 am - 10:00 am
10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Veterans Help Desk
Wednesday 4/26/2017 
2 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Domestic Relations Help Desk:
Wednesday 04/19/2017
8:30 am - 10:00 am
10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Wednesday 04/26/2017
8:30 am - 10:00 am

Pro Se Docket:
Thursday 04/27/2017 
9:00 am - 12:00 pm

 HELP DESK ATTORNEYS:  Thank you to the following attorneys
Civil Help Desk: 40 clients served
Haley Box
Legal Services of Alabama
Greg Cook
Balch & Bingham
Shannon Dye
Carney Dye
Linda Hall
D e Martenson
Huie Fernambucq Stewart
Kendra Johnson
Leon Johnson
Randy May
Jim Noles
Balch & Bingham
Lance Parmer
Cabaniss Johnston
Terrika Shaw
Legal Services of Alabama
David Webster
Legal Services of Alabama
Domestic Relations Help Desk: 47 clients served
April Bauder
Merrell Law
Patricia Doblar
Maura Goodwyn
Melinda Guillaume
Kendra Johnson
Leon Johnson
Preston Martin
Bressler Amery & Ross
Janine McKinnon McAdory
McAdory Legal Group
John Milledge
Pamela Weed

Bankruptcy Help Desk: 6 clients served
Tarackia Barge
The Barge Law Firm

Elizabeth Blair
The Blair Firm
Cedrick Coleman
May Legal Group
Tinisha Glenn
Samford University

Julie Goyer

Kendra Johnson

Leon Johnson

Christopher Weaver
Law Office of Christopher Weaver
Kathryn Gentle
Lloyd & Hogan

Kathryn helped a disabled man through his divorce process. "I was able to negotiate a fair settlement on behalf of the BBVLP client so that the parties could move on with their lives. The client's wife had paid representation, and I was able to give the client peace of mind that he was represented as well. It is always an easy and positive working experience with the BBVLP."

Aman Kahlon

Aman helped an elderly couple through their divorce. The client stated "If I had to rate Mr. Kahlon, he would be a ten."

Stephanie Mays

Stephanie helped two parties receive a divorce. The client said: "Ms. Mays was really, really wonderful, such a nice lady and I feel forever indebted to her."

El izabeth Blair
The Blair Firm

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

M atthew Griffin

Matthew accepted an uncontested divorce case.
K endra Johnson

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

Ji m Noles
Balch & Bingham

Jim agreed to help a client with a wrongful garnishment.  
L isa Robinson

Lisa accepted a domestic violence victim's case with four children.

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.