August 5, 2016 

Chris Nicholson , Jones Hawley Law, is a BBVLP board member and active volunteer who helped out this grateful client. 

Volunteer attorney receives nice thank you note from client needing help catching her brother's murderer

Volunteer attorneys often receive thank you notes, flowers, and candy from grateful clients who they help pro bono as was the case recently with Attorney Chris Nicholson , Jones Hawley Law.

Chris helped his client obtain a presumption of death certificate in Probate Court 20 years after her brother went missing so the Birmingham Police Department could pursue murder charges against a suspect they identified as part of a "cold case."

Chris obtained the certificate for the client, the police arrested a suspect, and murder charges are now pending.
1. The mother of a thirteen-year-old child needs helps seeing her daughter.

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

*This is the second time in eBrief

2. Please help this father see his son

Client's ex-wife has moved out of state with client's ten-year-old child without giving any notice to the client about the move. Please help him see his son again. 

3. Help this grandmother fight an unlawful eviction

The client has been renting her home for over seven years. The landlord hired a management company to deal with maintenance issues and collect the rent. The client paid rent to the management company per the request of the landlord, and has p roof of all of the payments made. The client has received a complaint for an unlawful detainer for unpaid rent.  Client is seeking help to defend against this eviction. (16-0006028)

Monday & Thursday Mornings

Amy Blankenship, Alabama Power Company, helps a client at the Civil Help Desk. 

Wednesday Mornings

Amy Hazelton, Southern Company Services assists a client at the Domestic Relations Help Desk.

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

Josh Jones , Bressler Amery Ross, assists a client at the Homeless Shelter Help Desk. 

Rosemary Alexander , Shunnarah Injury Lawyers
Ernest Bates , Southern Company Services
Amy Blankenship , Alabama Power Company
Dan Crane , Crane Injury Attorney
Javee Fuller-Bradford
Kathryn Gentle , Crew Gentle
Melinda Guillaume
Yu Huang
Kendra Johnson
Lawrence Johnson
John Milledge
Louis Montgomery
Shenavia Murphy , Southern Company Services
Kayla Schoen , Bressler Amery Ross
Kristen Peters Watson
Tarackia Phillips-Barg e, The Barge Law Firm
Katie Wilson , Bressler Amery Ross

Luke Brooks , Cumberland Law School
Jessica Chang , Cumberland Law School
Enloketa Farness , Miles School of Law
Leah Johnson, 
Cumberland Law School
Ben Cohn
Williams Elliott Edwards

Ben helped a disabled client through his divorce process.

Ed Odum
Odum Law Firm

Ed helped a client obtain a chapter 7 bankruptcy.

Melissa Doggett
Kendra Johnson
Louis Montgomery
A volunteer attorney helps this child remains safe. 
Register for a free CLE to help children in Alabama

Catholic Charities Archdiocese New Orleans is offering a CLE hosted by Baker Donelson in Birmingham, Alabama covering the basics of how to bring Special Immigrant Juvenile Status (SIJS) proceedings in Alabama and in the Immigration Court. The CLE will be on August 19 at 12-4 PM.  This is a FREE CLE (4 hours) and it is an excellent opportunity for current practitioners and those without immigration experience to learn the basics of SIJS in Alabama, and sign up for their first pro bono case!  
Attached please find the brochure. You will find the registration link in the brochure and you can also access it by clicking   here .
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