Pro Hops Vino! 2017 photos are online now!
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Volunteer attorney wins $10,000 in child support for a single mom and daughter
Victoria Ebrahimi-Charles , from Alexander Shunnarah Attorneys, recently made a huge difference for a single mom and her 17-year-old daughter by winning $10,000 in back child support for them.

Victoria first met the mom, who is a part-time bus driver and who had not been paid child support in three years, while volunteering at the BBVLP Domestic Relations Help Desk.

"The client was going through a rough time personally - her mother's cancer has returned - and she was having a hard time navigating the legal system alone," Victoria said. "She clearly deserved help."

The client was extremely appreciative of Victoria calling her "an angel sent from heaven." The client said Victoria "never stopped trying until she won."
HELP A CLIENT IN NEED:

1. Help this disabled client obtain a divorce

After he suffered two strokes and a heart attack last year, this client's wife left him. He is disabled and undergoes dialysis treatment three times a week. Please help him move on with his life.

(17-0009649)



2. Father seeking to divorce alcoholic wife and obtain custody of their daughter

The client's wife suffers from alcoholism, which has left her unable to care for their child and has resulted in the suspension of her license following a DUI. Please help this father divorce his wife and protect his daughter.

(17-0009807)



3. Wife whose husband shot at and assaulted her is seeking help

This woman has been physically assaulted and shot at by her husband, and she has filed a domestic violence in the 3rd degree charge against him. Please help her complete her divorce so she can move on with her life.

(17-0009771)


4. Abused mother of three needs a divorce

This mother of three suffers a great deal of abuse at the hands of her husband, against whom a PFA is pending. Please help her through her divorce.

(17-0009772)




5. Please help this expectant mother with her ejection suit

This mother of a two-year-old child with another on the way had an ejection suit filed against her, but the suit was never served to her. Please help her ensure that her children are housed.

(17-0009829)




6. Mother seeks to divorce accused murderer

This client has been repeatedly abused by her husband, who is currently incarcerated and awaiting trial for allegedly murdering the client's fianc é and against whom a PFA order has been issued.

(17-0009863)

HELP DESK ATTORNEYS: Thank you to the following attorneys
Civil Help Desk: 58  clients served
Tarackia Barge
Jim Bedsole
Bressler Amery & Ross
Miller Boxx
Patricia Doblar
James Gibson
Lightfoot, Franklin & White
Julie Goyer
Michael Henderson
HealthSouth
Kendra Johnson
Leon Johnson
Priscilla Kelley
Gregory Kennemer
Preston Martin
Bressler Amery & Ross
Preston Neel
Bradley Arant Boult Cummings
Lance Parmer
Cabaniss, Johnston, Gardner, Dumas & O'Neal
Honza Prchal
Heninger Garrison Davis
Andrew Schilder
HealthSouth
Donnie Winningham
Bressler Amery & Ross
Josh Wrady
Wrady & Michel
Domestic Relations Help Desk: 62  clients served
Tarackia Barge
Courtney Brown Dubberly
Sandi Gregory Law
Maura Goodwyn
Melinda Guillaume
Kendra Johnson
Aman Kahlon
Preston Martin
Bresslery Amery & Ross
John Milledge  and  Lynn Pulido, JD
Louis Montgomery
Bhate Environmental Associates
Tim Smith
Charline Whyte

Veterans Help Desk: 20  clients served
Judge John Carroll , Cumberland School of Law, and  Jordan Thompson
Marcus Chatterton
Balch & Bingham
Kendra Johnson
Kim Vines  
Bradley Arant Boult & Cummings



Volunteers:
April Bell
YWCA of Central Alabama
Amy Chiou
Cumberland School of Law

ATTORNEYS SIGNED UP FOR NEXT WEEK:
Susan McAlister
Kathleen Bowers
Bressler Amery & Ross
Perryn Carroll
Carroll & Carroll
Charles Fry
UA Health Services Foundation
Kathryn Gentle
Lloyd & Hogan
Kendra Johnson
Randy Moffett
Randy Moffett Law
Honza Prchal
Heninger Garrison Davis
Darrell Tucker
Bradley Arant Boult Cummings
Volunteer
The BBVLP needs your help! Volunteer now to serve at one of our Help Desks.
ATTORNEYS WHO CLOSED CASES THIS WEEK:
Kimberly Vice

Kimberly assisted a woman through her divorce. "Ms. Vice is so great and I'm glad she got it done," the client said.

ATTORNEYS WHO ACCEPTED CASES THIS WEEK:
Elizabeth Cvetetic

Elizabeth agreed to help a man through his divorce.
Tim Smith

Tim accepted two divorce cases through the Domestic Relations Help Desk.

NEWS TO KNOW:
Volunteer at a Pro Bono Month wills clinic

Take part in October's Pro Bono Month by volunteering at one of our three Wills Clinics for low-income clients, co-sponsored with the Cumberland School of Law. Volunteering attorneys will use an easy wills preparation software program to complete documents. Notaries will be present. We will be ready to provide assistance and law students also will help with the software.

October 4th, Tarrant City Courthouse
9:00-11:30 (No slots left)
11:30-1:30 (4 slots left)
1:30-3:30 (3 slots left)

October 5th, Oxmoor Valley Community Center
9:00-11:30 (3 slots left)
11:30-1:30 (5 slots left)
1:30-3:30 (3  slots left)

October 6th, Bessemer Courthouse
9:00-11:30 ( 2 slots left)
11:30-1:30 (5  slots left)
1:30-3:30 (No slots left)

Click  here to sign up or email  kbrown@vlpbirmingham.org to learn more.
Donate
Donations from the community are the number one funding source for the Volunteer Lawyer Program.  Click  here  to donate.
There are two ways attorneys can choose to help with the Volunteer Lawyer Program. Click  here  for what you can do.
Only clients who cannot afford representative are served by the BBVLP. Click here to see the eligibility guidelines.
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