June 28, 2019
Celebrate the Fourth of July by volunteering!
Salute America by volunteering! VLB is in great need of volunteers for our Monday Help Desk the week after the 4 th  of July:
 
  • Monday, July 8th, morning – Civil Help Desk at the Jefferson County Courthouse, room 540 

We also are seeking volunteers for our other Help Desks the week after the holiday:  
  • Tuesday, July 9th, morning – Homeless Help Desk at Cooper Green Hospital, 5th floor

  • Wednesday, July 10, morning – Domestic Relations Help Desk at the Domestic Relations Courthouse

  • Thursday, July 11th morning – Civil Help Desk at the Jefferson County Courthouse, room 540

  • Friday, July 12th morning – Domestic Relations Pro Se Docket at the Domestic Relations Courthouse

Click here to sign up or email us!
Can you take a pro bono case?
GUARDIANSHIP
This single dad seeks a guardianship over his daughter so he can manage her medical care. He recently took her to an appointment and learned he could not talk to the doctor because his daughter is now 25 and considered an adult. The dad is her sole caregiver and has been for her entire life. He receives food stamps and also works cleaning up after construction jobs so he can afford his daughter’s medical expenses. I can help!
 
Case status:
  • Dad came to VLB Help Desk and qualifies for services
  • Dad has note from doctor regarding need for guardianship
  • Dad is well organized

VLB added value:
  • All documents can be provided to attorney 
  • Connection to attorney mentor
BANKRUPTCY
This client, who is currently living at Brother Bryan Mission, is working hard to get his life back on track. He seeks a fresh start with a Chapter 7 bankruptcy.  I can help!
 
Case status: 
  • Client has already been screened at the VLB Bankruptcy Help Desk and qualifies for a Chapter 7
  • Client is well organized and has all his documents
  • Client has letter of support from social worker at mission 
 
VLB added value: 
  • VLB can provide free access to Best Case for forms to complete bankruptcy
  • Connection to attorney mentor experienced in bankruptcies.
We value our volunteers!
Thanks to these volunteers who shared their time and expertise at recent VLB Help Desks:
(left to right) Richard Keller volunteers at the Civil Help Desk with Burr Forman clerks John Gillespie and Joe Barnello
CIVIL HELP DESK

Rae Bolton (LSA)
Daphne Hoyt 
Loring Jones, III
Richard Keller (Burr Forman)
Priscilla Kelley
Trey McClure (Schwartz & McClure)
Keith McKerall 
Stephen Parsley (Bradley)
 
Burr Forman clerks: Joe Barnello and John Gillespie 

Carr Allison clerks : Will Johnson and Trent Testa
Kelly Knight at the Domestic Relations Help Desk
DOMESTIC RELATIONS HELP DESK

Margaret Casey  (Key Greer Harrison & Casey)
Melinda Guillaume
Ginger Hamilton
Daphne Hoyt
Susan McAlister
John Milledge
Shane Smith (Steel City Law Firm)
Kelly Knight
Just one last thing...
Stephen Parsley assists a client at the Civil Help Desk
VLB Help Desks are winding down for a holiday week, but we do have spots available for the Civil Help Desk on Monday, July 1st . Can you help?
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