August 12, 2016 

Be one of the first to buy your tickets to Pro Hops Vino! on September 22nd!

Click here to buy your Host Tickets or individual tickets to Pro Hops Vino! on September 22nd at the Alabama Ballet. Pro Hops Vino! sold out last year so please do not delay!

Host Packages include two tickets, special recognition, plus: 
C ommemorative tasting glasses, food, and beverages. This package is a great way to show your support of the Volunteer Lawyers Program. 

An individual Pro Hops Vino! ticket includes:
Admission, commemorative tasting glass, delicious food, great wine, and craft beer.

Just announced: Attorney Tommy Spina's wines will be back for a second ye ar!
Tommy Spina's wines that were immensely popular last year will be back! 
Click her e  and get thirsty!

Volunteer lawyers enter to win free tickets
If you volunteered with the BBVLP in 2016, you can enter to win a free ticket to the event thanks to our top sponsor, the Law Firm of Preston Ford Nichols. Preston is donating 20 of his tickets that he received from his sponsorship to lawyers who donated their skill and expertise to the BBVLP. Email Victoria Fetner to enter to win. Include your name and when you volunteered with the BBVLP to be eligible for the free ticket drawing.

Enjoy a free performance of the Alabama Ballet
During Pro Hops Vino! the Alabama Ballet will perform  a dress rehearsal of At Home for all guests to enjoy. 

Some of our guests from 2015 enjoying the best beer-and-wine tasting party in Birmingham!
1.  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.  (16-0006140)

*This is the second time in eBrief

2. Help this abused mother through her divorce process

Please help this mother of three minor children receive a divorce from her spouse that has been convicted of raping his past girlfriend. Mother has a current PFA against her spouse. (16-0006507)

*Clients face is blurred dueto domestic violence 

3.  This young mother needs help with a Chapter 7 Discharge

Client lost her job after missing time off work due to complications from her pregnancy. The client is currently unemployed and would like an opportunity to get her financial affairs in order. (16-0005849)

4.  Please help this grandmother create a simple will

After this client's husband passed away without a will, she decided she did not want her family to have to go through the same negative experience she did.( 16-0006454)

5.  Please help mother through her pending divorce process

The parties married in Botswana and moved to the US last year. The mother does not understand the divorce process and needs some help navigating the system. 
( 16-0006245)

6.  Please help this client fight an eviction

The client's  lease agreement states the monthly water bill is included in the rent, which is in the name of the landlord. The landlord never paid the water bill causing the water to be turned off. The client and his wife are on the Shelter Plus Program with the Jefferson County Housing Authority. The Jefferson County Housing Authority sent a termination of service siting that the water was off for more than 3 days. The water company will not allow the client to put the water in his name until the past due balance is paid. Client needs help fight this eviction. ( 16-0006409)

Monday & Thursday Mornings

Javee Fuller-Bradford volunteers at the Civil Help Desk. 

Wednesday Mornings

LaBrenda Norman prepares to help clients at the Domestic Relations Help Desk. 

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

Regan Loper, Burr & Forman, assists a client at the Homeless Shelter Help Desk.

April Bauder, Merrell Law Firm
Victoria Charles, The Frankowski Firm
Patricia Doblar
Victoria Ebrahimi-Charles
Javee Fuller Bradford, Fuller Bradford Legal
Matthew Griffith
Melinda Guillaume
Lawrence Johnson
Regan Loper, Burr Forman
Tarackia Phillips-Barge
Kayla Schoen, Bressler Amery  Ross
Leonard Smith, Southern Company
Moses Stone, Stone Law Firm
Donald Winningham, Bressler Amery Ross

Luke Brooks, Cumberland Law School
Jessica Chang, Cumberland Law School

David Hymer

David helped a client who had filed a pro se suit against a Ford dealership relating to repair work they had done on her car.  The client contended that after she took her car to the dealership, the dealership kept her car for an extended period of time and charged her for repairs that did not correct the problems she was complaining of. Attorney Hymer tried the case on behalf of the client.  Following the trial, the Judge entered a judgment in favor of Ms. Rush in the amount of $941.4 plus cost., which the defendant paid to the client.

Kendr a Johnson

Kendra helped  a client defend a wrongful eviction. Client was being sued for by landlord for past due rent. Attorney discovered that the landlord had constructively evicted the clients. Attorney was able to get a favorable outcome for the client.

Janice Pierce

Janice helped a client obtain a Chapter 7  Bankruptcy.

Tarackia Phillips-Barge

Tarackia helped a client obtain an uncontested divorce

Cedrick Coleman,  
May Law Group
Janine McKinnon McAdory, Maynard Cooper & Gale Alexander McSwain
Honzal Prchal,  
Heninger Garrison Davis
Lisa Robinson Martin Weinberg

You still have time to be a sponsor for Pro Hops Vino! 

T here are still a limited number of sponsorship available for purchase.  T o sponsor Pro Hops Vino! or for more information on sponsorships, please see  here

Thank you to our sponsors! 

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Hopeus Corpus

Venue Sponsor

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