June 17, 2016 

P ro Hops Vino! sponsorships are selling fast thanks to the Law Firm of Preston Ford Nichols!

Sponsorships for Pro Hops Vino!, the wine- and beer-tasting party that is the BBVLP's only fundraiser, are selling fast. Click here to sign-up today to support this great event on September 22nd at the Alabama Ballet Center.

This week, The Law Firm of Preston Ford Nichols committed to the top sponsorship, the Guardian Ad Wine'em. Preston Nichols said he decided to support the BBVLP at the top level because the organization makes a difference in the lives of people in great need. "I want to leave the world a better place when I leave than when I was here and this was a way to do that," Preston said.

Thank you to all our sponsors who have made early commitments. Please join the list below by contacting us today.

Guardian Ad Wine'em

Res Brewdicata

*3 more sponsorships available at the $5,000 level:
Naming rights on a tasting room, free tickets, banner and more! Click here for full details!

Hopeus Corpus
*9 more sponsorships available at the $3,000 level:
Free tickets, banner, social media marketing and more! Click here for full details!

Ad Hops



*13 more sponsorships available at the $1,000 level: 
Free tickets, poster, social media marketing and more! Click here for full details!


BBA Workers Compensation Section

1. Please help abandoned mother through her divorce 
The client's husband, who has been abusive in the past, kicked this mother and seven-year-old child out of the house. They are currently living with family members without any support from her husband. 

*Clients face is blurred due to Domestic Violence 
2. Please help twenty-five year old mother see her two-year-old child.

Father currently has custody and is preventing mother visitation with child. Mother suffers from epilepsy which is being used against her. Please help mother navigate this process. (16-0006096)

3.  Please help finish up this property case

This client was represented by two volunteer attorneys from a large Birmingham firm but the attorneys have found themselves conflicted out right as the case is about to cross the finish line! The attorneys already won in court for the client against two squatters who had taken over his house after they forged the client's deceased mother's name on a deed. Now the squatters are suing the client for repairs they "claim" they made to the home. The volunteer attorneys have filed the appropriate answer but cannot continue because of a conflict. The attorneys are willing to help and work with any new volunteer attorney who wants to get this case finished! (15-0003522)

Monday & Thursday Mornings

John Webb, Lloyd Gray Whitehead, talks to a client at the Civil Help Desk

Wednesday Mornings

Houston Smith, Southern Company, helps at the Domestic Relations Help Desk.

Homeless Shelter Help Desk
Tuesday Mornings
1st & 3rd at Pathways | 2nd & 4th at Firehouse

Jim McLaughlin, Maynard Cooper & Gale, assists a client at Firehouse Shelter.

Abby Van Alstyne,Quinn Connor, Weaver, Daries, Rouco
John Paul Bruno, Lorant Law Group
Charley Drummond, Fish, Nelson & Holden
James Illston
Jim McLaughlin, Maynard Cooper & Gale
Kendra Johnson
Tarackia  Phillips-Barge, The Barge Firm
Tereza Sampaio
Pamela Weed

Jessica Chang , Cumberland Law School  
Constantin Post , Cumberland Law School  
Sidni Smith , University of Alabama at Birmingham
Barbara Saurer , University of Alabama
Rebecca Wadley YWCA
Donnie Winningham , Bressler Amery & Ross
Carol Montgomery, Butler Snow

Louis Montgomery

Matthew Moore
Clay Carr, Boardman , Carr, Petelos, Watkins & Ogle
Alan Garner, Alan Garner Legal Services
Louis Montgomery, Bhate Environmental Agency
Ashley Rhea , Maynard Cooper
Donations from the community are the number one funding source for the Volunteer Lawyers Program. Click  here  to donate.
There are two ways attorneys can choose to help with the Volunteer Lawyers 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.