July 15, 2016 

Thank you to the following volunteers, pictured from Left to Right, who helped pre-register clients for Project Homeless Connect at the Firehouse Shelter this week:  Jessica Chang , Cumberland Law Student and BBVLP Intern,  Heather Bussey , BBVLP Staff Attorney,  Laura Pizzitola, Bressler Amery & Ross, Lacy Triplett, Bressler Amery & Ross, and Luke Brooks, Cumberland Law Student and BBVLP Intern.  Other attorneys who helped this week but are not pictured are:  John Milledge, and Bressler Amery & Ross Attorneys Preston Martin, Louis Mendez, Christy Boardman and Josh Jones.

Don't miss out on Project Homeless Connect next Saturday, July 23rd!

We are seeking a few more volunteer attorneys for  Project Homeless Connect so we will be able to efficiently and professionally assist homeless clients with their legal issues. Please
email Katrina Brown if you can volunteer.

Saturday, July 23rd at Boutwell Auditorium

First Shift 7:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Second Shift 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.

So far the following attorneys have volunteered their time:

First Shift 7:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Kendra Johnson

Angie Cameron Smith
Burr Forman
Louis Mendez
Bressler Amery Ross
Tereza Sampaio

Lindsay Nadeau
Frank S. Buck Attorney
Gregory Rhodes
Julie Carter
Lisa Grant

Judge Sandra Strom
Alex McSwain
Leslie Wynonna
LaBrenda Norman

 Second Shift 11:00 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Jeanetta Wells
Alan Gardner
Paige Boshell
Kristin Sullivan 
Massey Stossler

We are also seeking a few more law student volunteers. Please email Katrina Brown if you have clerks that can help.

So far the following Cumberland students have volunteered:

First Shift 7:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Kristina Gubbels
Kevin Puntey Amanda Wineman Bridget Harris
Jillian Zarecor Kaylie Eicholt Jacey Mann Kacey Cooper
Stephanie Gushlaw Shelby Scott Jamillia Prickett Luke Brooks
Jessica Chang Sidni Smith Alyssa Agostino Maria Bardocolon

Second Shift 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Kimberly Fasking Jeremy Thomas Stephanie Gushlaw Shelby Scott
Meg Deitz

Check out the volunteer instructions for Project Homeless Connect to s ee what you will be doing by reading the new volunteer instructions guide .
1. Help this disabled man get a divorce
This disabled client needs help navigating the divorce process. The client is about to move into an assisted living residence. The parties have been married for 49 years. (16-0006195)

*This is the second time in eBrief

2. Please help this abused mother of two 

Please help this client, who has been abused by her alcoholic husband of 18 years, through a divorce. The client's husband has threatened the client with a gun numerous times. Client has already has an active PFA against husband. 

3. Please help twenty-five year old mother see her two-year-old child.

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

*This is the third time in eBrief.

4. This disabled client needs help against his landlord

This client would like help getting his deposit back from a former landlord after renting a room in a house. The statutory 60 days have past, and landlord refuses to return the deposit. Client is disabled and is currently living in a shelter. ( 16-0006316)

Monday & Thursday Mornings

David Nomberg, The Nomberg Law Firm, and
Jessica Chang, Cumberland Law Student, works with a client at the Civil Help Desk.

Wednesday Mornings

Linda Hall volunteers at the Domestic Relations Help Desk.

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

John Milledge pre-registers a client for Project Homeless Connect at Firehouse Shelter. To learn how you can volunteer for PHC, email  BBVLP Staff Attorney Katrina Brown.

John Paul Bruno, Lorant Law Group
Melinda Guillaume
Brenda Harrell, YWCA
Yee Huang
James Illston
Kendra Johnson
Lawrence Johnson
Joshua Jones, Bressler Amery & Ross
Laura Pizzitola, Bressler Amery & Ross
Preston Martin, Bressler Amery & Ross
Louis Mendez, Bressler Amery & Ross
John Milledge
David Nomberg, The Nomberg Law Firm
Tereza Sampaio
Kayla Schoen
, Bressler Amery & Ross 
Lacy Triplett, Bressler Amery & Ross
Pamela Weed
Nathan Weinert, Najjar Denaburg

Christy Boardman, Bressler Amery & Ross
Luke Brooks, Cumberland Law School
Jessica Chang, Cumberland Law School
Jamillah Pritchett, Cumberland Law School
Sidni Smith, University of Alabama at Birmingham
Rebecca Wadley, YWCA
Kendra Johnson
Kayla Schoen, Bressler Amery Ross 

Guest enjoy themselves at last year's Pro Hops Vino! This year's event is September 22nd at the Alabama Ballet Center.

Get your sponsorship of Pro Hops Vino before we sellout!

New exclusive wine for auction, Alabama/Auburn tickets, Café Iz and more great restaurants, local beer, and tasty wine!
Pro Hops Vino!, the BBVLP's wine- and beer-tasting fundraiser on September 22nd at the Alabama Ballet, is shaping up to be better than last year - which sold out! The deadline to be a Pro Hops Vino! sponsor is coming to a close so contact  Nancy Yarbrough to be involved in this great charitable and marketing opportunity.
Remaining sponsorships include:
  • 3 at $5,000, which provide the sponsor eye-catching naming rights for one of the tasting rooms, a large banner presence at the event, 20 free tickets and more,
  • 7 at $3,000, which includes banner presence at the event, free tickets and web marketing,
  • 3 at $1,000, which includes free tickets, logo presence and social media.
Click here for a full description of the sponsorship opportunities or email    Nancy Yarbrough   with any questions.
This week Café Iz, La Paz, Urban Cookhouse, and We Have Doughnuts signed on as food sponsors, joining Gianmarco'sBistro Two Eighteen, and Bistro V.
Good People beer committed this week to being at Pro Hops Vino!, joining Cahaba Brewing and Back Forty.
Alabama Crown is providing some tasting wine and stay tuned for announcements for more tasting wine choices!
This week also brought big news on the wine auction front: Pro Hops Vino! wine aficionados will be able to bid on Bordeaux, Oregon Pinots, and California Cabs from the private wine collection of Ernie Corey who also donated a pair of 20-yard line tickets to the Alabama/Auburn game in Tuscaloosa.  

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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

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

*3 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
Kelly Road Builders
Title Land Company

Legal Services Alabama is operating a Low Income Taxpayer Clinic and is in need of volunteers!

LITC is an organization that receives a matching grant from the Internal Revenue Service to assist low income individuals who have a tax dispute with the IRS, or to provide education and outreach to individuals who speak English as a second language.

If you are interested in volunteering your services, please email  Eileen Harris , LSA Director of Operations.

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.