July 29, 2016 

Project Homeless Connect a success! 

Fifty judges, attorneys, and law students helped 286 homeless clients solve their legal problems last Saturday at Project Homeless Connect. Check out the great photos and read more about the event in the next Birmingham Bar Association magazine.

1. The mother of a thirteen year old need custody

This client needs help to get custody of her thirteen year old child. 
( 16-0006384)

2. Mom wants to see her son

This mother needs help filing a contempt motion as her ex-husband refuses to let her see her son. (16-0006140)

*This is the second time in eBrief

3. Help this women who has a rent dispute with her landlord

The client has a judgment against her for unpaid rent in the amount of $7,000.00. The client does not dispute that she owes money, she is disputing the amount she owes. (16-0006190)

*This is the second time in eBrief

4. This couple needs help after their landlord stated taxes were raised when they were not

The client and his wife have a rent agreement with the landlord which  states that part of their rent includes the taxes for the house. The landlord paid the taxes until January of this year.  He is now demanding $1,500.00 for said taxes, or the client and his family will face eviction.  The landlord alleged that the property taxes were increased by the city. Client checked with the Tax Assistor's office, and they informed the client that the tax had not been raised. Client is otherwise current on all rent and fees.

*This is the second time in eBrief

5. 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)

* This is the third time in eBrief

6. Help this mother get guardianship over her mentally ill son

The client  is seeking to get guardianship over her 25 year old son, who suffers from schizophrenia. Client has a letter of support from her son's doctor. 
( 16-0005989)

*This is the second time in eBrief
Monday & Thursday Mornings

Dan Crane, Crane Injury Lawyers, volunteers at the Civil Help Desk

Wednesday Mornings

Michael Anderson assists a client at the Domestic Relations Help Desk.

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

Katie Wilson , Bressler, talks to a client at  Homeless Shelter Help Desk


Michael Anderson
Samuel Campisi, Southern Company Services
Elise Fuller, Fuller Law
Melinda Guillaume
Amy Hazelton, Southern Company Services
Yu Huang
James Illston
Kendra Johnson
Lawrence Johnson
Gregory Kennemer, Kennemer PC
Ryan Myers, Cory Watson 

Bill Prosch
Abby Van Alstyne, Quinn Connor
Pamela Weed

Luke Brooks , Cumberland Law School
Jessica Chang , Cumberland Law School
Enloketa Farness, Miles School of Law
Jamillah Pritchett , Cumberland Law School
Sidni Smith , University of Alabama at Birmingham
Rebecca Wadley , YWCA


Melinda Guillaume

Melinda helped a client  star fresh through a divorce.

Julie Schiff
Baker Donelson

Julie  was able to help a 
divorce client move on from 
being  separated for over 
twenty years.

Kendra Johnson
Carol Montgomery, Butler Snow
Martin Weinberg
Please mark your calendars for Friday August 19, 12-4 pm for our CLE on Special Immigrant Juvenile Status at Baker Donelson law firm.  You can find the registration link in the brochure  here.

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