June 2, 2017

Attorneys Cedrick Coleman and Loring Jones are TV stars!

The BBVLP recently partnered with Legal Services Alabama to answer low-income clients' questions about how to file or defend a lawsuit on ABC 33/40's " Ask the Attorney " helpline. Thanks to Cedrick Coleman (right), a volunteer attorney with the BBVLP and a board member, and Loring Jones (left), a longtime BBVLP volunteer, for manning the phone lines. Both were also interviewed by "Fighting for You"  News Reporter Cynthia Gould.

 You can sponsor  PRO HOPS VINO! on September 21, 2017!

This year Pro Hops Vino!, our wine- and beer-tasting party, has a new cool venue... the Negro Southern League Museum!

Click here to become a sponsor.  Email Nancy Yarbrough or call  at  205-250-5198, ext. 1.

Thanks to Our PRO HOPS VINO! Sponsors

Res Brewdicata

Ad Hops
Birmingham Reporting Service
BBA Probate Section
BBA Solo/Small Firms Section

Steve McKinney
Balch & Bingham, LLP.

BBA Workers' Comp

 BBA Workers' Compensation Section


1. Please help a disabled Veteran, who is a mother of three
children, through her divorce

Client's spouse abandoned her years ago, leaving her alone to provide for her three children. She is in desperate need of a divorce so that she can rebuild her life.  

2. Please help disabled domestic violence victim of three children through her divorce

The spouse is physically and mentally abusive to the client and her children. She is in desperate need of a divorce so that she can rebuild her life.  Please help!

*Clients face is blurred due to domestic violence
*This is the client's second time in eBrief

3. Please help this tenant with her difficult living situation

The client, who is current on her rent, needs help getting her landlord to fix her apartment that has sewage seeping into the ceiling. The landlord recently transferred her to this apartment because her original apartment was also inhabitable. The client has the issues documented with photos.

4. Please help this woman whose spouse is incarcerated 
for murder

Client's spouse is currently in jail awaiting sentencing for the murder of his girlfriend. Please help this woman move on with her life!
See the story here.

5. Please help this victim of domestic violence end her marriage 

This client's husband abandoned the client and her five-year-old child and she has no idea where he resides now. Please consider helping this young mother end this relationship by completing a divorce by publication.

*Client face is blurred due to Domestic Violence

 HELP DESK ATTORNEYS:  Thank you to the following attorneys
  5/1 - 5/11
54 clients served
Civil Help Desk: 23 clients served
Tarackia Barge, Barge Law Firm and Carter Lorant, intern with Balch & Bingham, LLP .
Perryn Carol
Carol & Carol, PC.

Leon Johnson
Stephen Leasure
, HealthSouth and  Andrew Schilder , HealthSouth
Honza Prchal
Heninger Garrison Davis, LLC.
David Webster
Legal Services of Alabama
Domestic Relations Help Desk : 31  clients served
Candace Crook
YWCA Central Alabama
Melinda Guillaume

Scott Harwell
The Harwell Law Firm
James Illston
Merrell Law Firm, LLC.

Leon Johnson
Ashley Rhea
Maynard Cooper & Gale
Kaylie Eicholt
Cumberland School of Law
J.R. Thomas
Cumberland School of Law
Summer Clerk, BBVLP
Carter Lorant
Summer Clerk, Balch & Bingham

James Bedsole
Lindsey Catlett

James Gibson
Lightfoot Franklin White
Josh Jones
Bressler Amery Ross
Elizabeth Joynes
Charlie Lorant
Lorant Law Group
De Martenson
Huie Fernambucq  Stewart
Preston Martin
Bressler Amery Ross
Honza Prchal
Heninger Garrison Davis
Moses Stone
Stone Law Firm
Donnie Winningham
Bressler Amery Ross
Sarah Yates
Bressler Amery Ross

Melinda Guillaume

Melinda helped a couple through their divorce.

Jacqueline Morrette 

Jacqueline helped a domestic violence victim through her divorce with two small children.

Ted Stuckenschneider

Ted helped a client get a Chapter 7 discharge

Judge John Carroll
Cumberland School of Law
Judge Carroll help two clients.   Judge Carroll assisted who was having some municipal court issues.  Judge Carroll also assisted a client who issues with obtain his driver's license.

Tarackia Barge
Barge Law Firm
Tarackia agreed to help a ninety-one-year-old client receive his divorce.
Patricia Doblar

accepted a divorce case from the Domestic Relations Help Desk.
Jessica Powers
Powers Injury Law

Jessica volunteered to help a grandmother adopt her grandson.

BBVLP seeking AmeriCorps members

If you or someone you know is interested in becoming an AmeriCorp volunteer with the BBVLP, email a cover letter and resume to  Serra Craig. For information on the AmeriCorps program click  here. Questions about your service with the BBVLP? Email our current awesome AmeriCorps Members,  Sidni Smith and Taylor Elom

Benefits include:
· Stipend of $1000/month (pre-taxes)
· An educational award of $5,815 upon completion
· Health insurance for the individual
· Student loan forbearance and interest accrual
· Child care subsidy and SNAP eligibility for those who qualify
· Extensive personal and professional development

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 eligibility guidelines.