May 6, 2016 

Maynard Cooper volunteer lawyer wins case against unscrupulous mechanic

Chris Williams (right), a BBVLP board member and active volunteer, won a case for this client (left) whose car was broken into while being repaired. The mechanic stated he would pay for the stolen goods but when he failed, Chris took him to court and won. "Volunteering with the BBVLP is a great opportunity to work on a variety of cases and help folks that need assistance who may not be able to afford a lawyer, " Chris said. "It just makes a lot of sense to do." Volunteer today for one of the cases below or to serve at a Help Desk. You can also email  Nancy Yarbrough, Executive Director, to see where you can be of most good.

1. Help laid-off father see his daughter
This father, who was recently laid-off from his maintenance job and is seeking employment, needs help defending himself in a divorce where his wife has refused to let him see his 12-year-old daughter. (16-0005767)

Client's face is blurred because she is a domestic violence victim. 
2. Mother of three needs help divorcing her abusive husband 

This house-cleaner needs help divorcing her husband who started hitting her after they were married seven years ago. He abandoned her and their three children taking money and personal possessions, making it even more impossible for her to afford an attorney. The client has already obtained a protection from abuse order. (16-0004942) 

We will not be holding Help Desks Wednesday or Thursday!
Monday & Thursday Mornings

Ryan Myers , Cory Watson, helps a client at the Civil Help Desk. 

Wednesday Mornings

Priscilla Kelley  meets with a client at the Domestic Relations Help Desk. 

Homeless Shelter Help Desk
Tuesday Mornings

Shannon Dye, Carney Dye, helps a women at Pathways Women Shelter

Richard Rice, The Rice Law Firm 

Helped client with a contract dispute.
Joel Everest, Bressler Amery & Ross

Helped a client with bankruptcy issues.
Tereza Sampaio

Went to court to help a client avoid being evicted by getting the case dismissed for lack of jurisdiction.

Elizabeth Johnson Elizabeth Johnson, LLC

Helped a client obtain a Chapter 7 discharge from Bankruptcy Court.
April Bauder , Merrell Law Firm
Gregory Buchanan
Meredith Busby
Patricia Doblar
Shannon Dye , Carney & Dye
Maura Goodwyn
Melinda Guillaume
Malea Higdon , Couch Conville & Blitt  
James Illston
Loring Jones, III , Jones & Associate s
Matthew Moore
Carla Perkinson
Tarackia Phillips-Barge
Honza Prchal , Heninger Garrison Davi s
Tereza Sampaio 
Pamela Weed

Jessica Chang , Cumberland School of Law
Barbara Saurer , University of Alabama  
Rebecca Wadley , YWCA
Monica Austin-Hatcher Hatcher Law Office
Jennifer Bedsole, Baker  Donelson
Kathleen Bowers , Bressler Amery & Ross  
Anna-Katherine Bowman , Bradley Arant
Matthew Cahill , Baker Donelson  
Kathleen Johnson , Gespass & Johnson
Bradley Latta
Janine McAdory , Maynard Cooper & Gale
Grace Murphy , Maynard Cooper & Gale
Eric Pruitt , Baker Donelson 
Chris YeildingBalch & Bingham

Don't miss out on sponsoring the second annual Pro Hops Vino!

We are starting to take sponsorships for the second annual wine- and beer-tasting which benefits the Birmingham Bar Volunteer Lawyers Program (BBVLP). Last year, the event sold out with more than 350 attorneys and friends attending!

This year, Pro hops Vino! will be even bigger on Thursday, September 22nd at the Alabama Ballet CenterTo secure your sponsorship contact a Pro Hops Vino! committee member: Andrew Boulter , Jessica Kirk Drennan , Charlie Lorant , or Nancy Yarbrough , of the BBVLP. Click here to see all sponsorship opportunities for Pro Hops Vino!
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.