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September 14, 2018 eBrief
November 1 | 6 – 9 pm | 
Birmingham Botanical Gardens
Visit the new Pro Hops Vino! website and see how easy it is to become a sponsor today! The deadline to get your sponsorship is October 5th.
 
See below for all of the great PHV! sponsors and Champions for Justice that support VLB programs.
More clients then ever seek fresh starts at the VLB Bankruptcy Help Desk
Attorney volunteers helped a record-breaking 12 clients at the VLB Bankruptcy Help Desk last Friday.
 
The Help Desk is one part of the VLB Bankruptcy Program where we evaluate clients to ensure they are eligible for Chapter 7 discharges.

Attorney volunteers screen clients and help them file correctly. The program is supported by the American College of Bankruptcy .

Since the program began a year ago, we have helped more than 150 clients.
Morgan Turner, student intern (left) &
Elizabeth Johnson, attorney (right) volunteer
at the Bankruptcy Help Desk
To volunteer at the next Bankruptcy Help Desk on Friday, October 5th from 9 to 11 a.m., click here .

Thank you to these attorney volunteers:
 
Steve Altmann (Najjar Denaburg)
Elizabeth Johnson
Randy May (Moses & Moses)
Rommie Wheeler

Student Interns:
Morgan Turner (Cumberland)
Alex Towensley (Cumberland)
Randy May volunteered at the
Bankruptcy Help Desk
Open cases
BANKRUPTCY
This widow seeks a bankruptcy due to bills from serious medical conditions including diabetes, arthritis, and a blood disorder. She recently had to leave her career because of her health problems. She needs to file for bankruptcy so she can afford her medication. I can help!
BANKRUPTCY
This client suffered a stroke that severely affected her mobility and ability to work as a caregiver. She needs to file bankruptcy so she can manage her expenses that have arisen as a result of her medical condition. I can help!
Attorneys needed
Thank you Help Desk volunteers
Name Change Clinic volunteers

Kathy Collier (Maynard) and Susan McAlister.
Russ Campbell at the Homeless Help Desk
Homeless Help Desk volunteers

Conrad Anderson (Balch), Josh Bell (Balch), Russ Campbell (Balch), Jonathan Grayson (Balch), and Martha Thompson (Balch).
Vincent Nelan & Ashley Crank at the Civil Help Desk
Civil Help Desk volunteers

Rosemary Alexander (Shunnarah Injury Attorneys), Ashley Crank (Christian & Small), Vincent Nelan (Baker Donelson), and Moses Stone (Stone Law Firm).
Rommie Wheeler & his client at the Domestic Relations Help Desk
Domestic Relations Help Desk volunteers

Christen Butler (Dominick Feld), Maston Evans , Debbie Gregory (Crittenden), Michael Johnson (Baker), Susan McAlister , John Milledge , and Rommie Wheeler .
Two free CLEs for attorney volunteers
How to Represent Low Income Individuals Webinar
September 18th from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm  (1 hour CLE credit)
Moderator:  Jaffe Pickett , Legal Services Alabama 
Panelists:  Glory McLaughlin , University of Alabama School of Law,  Aylia McKee , Montgomery County Public Defenders,  Larry Gardella , Pro Bono Attorney
 
Achieving Access to Justice Under the Law Webinar  
September 19th from 9:30 am to 10:30 am  (1 hour CLE credit)
Moderators:  Michael Forton , Legal Services Alabama
Panelists:  Bryan Fair , University of Alabama School of Law,  Edward “Ted” Hosp , Alabama Access to Justice Commission,  Felecia Pettway , Legal Services Alabama
Thank you Champions for Justice and Pro Hops Vino! sponsors
Champions for Justice help vulnerable citizens protect their homes, families, and finances. Click here or email Nancy Yarbrough , executive director, to become a Champion for Justice today. Go to the Pro Hops Vino! website to become a sponsor.
 
Thank you to our Champions for Justice and Pro Hops Vino! sponsors:
PLATINUM LEVEL LEADERSHIP DONORS
GOLD LEVEL DONORS
SILVER LEVEL DONORS



Jennifer Buettner & Ernest Bates
RES BREWDICATA PRO HOPS VINO! SPONSORS
Joe & Melinda Guillaume
BRONZE PLUS LEVEL DONORS
BRONZE LEVEL DONORS

Judge John & Susan Carroll

Maura & Will Goodwyn

Jim & Julie Goyer
HOPEUS CORPUS PRO HOPS VINO! SPONSORS
Birmingham Bar Association
Solo/Small Firms Section
Birmingham Bar Association
Women Lawyers Section
DONORS
Bainbridge Mims Rogers & Smith
Bloomston & Associates
Dawson Law
Matthew Swerdlin, Attorney at Law
Volunteer Lawyers Birmingham | www.vlpbirmingham.org