December 14, 2018
Help Desk 2019 sign-ups now available
Make your plans for serving our low-income community in 2019. Volunteer Lawyers Birmingham’s 2019 Help Desk Sign-Up is now available . We have multiple opportunities every week in a variety of legal issue areas. Attorney volunteer shifts are 2 hours or less. Remember: you do not have to practice in the specific issue area to serve at a Help Desk and VLB staff attorneys are always on hand to provide guidance and answer questions. Available Help Desks next year will be:
Attorneys Alex Parish and Rolando Rankin (both Huie) assist a client (right) at the Domestic Relations Help Desk.
  • Civil: Every Monday and Thursday from 8:30 a.m. to Noon
  • Domestic Relations: Every Wednesday from 9 a.m. to Noon
  • Homeless: First Tuesday of every month from 8:30 a.m. to Noon
  • Veterans: Fourth Wednesday of every month from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Bankruptcy: First Friday of every month from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.
  • Woodlawn Neighborhood: First Tuesday of every month from 8:30 a.m. to noon
  • Turning Point Homeless Court: Fourth Tuesday of every month from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Domestic Relations pro se court: Second Friday of every month from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. 

Help Desk closures
VLB Help Desks will be closed beginning December 17, 2018 and will reopen January 3, 2019 .
VLB on "LawCall"
Thank you Ken Riley (Farris, Riley & Pitt) for featuring VLB on LawCall last Sunday. Nancy Yarbrough, executive director of VLB, answered callers’ question and talked about VLB’s services.
VLB Executive Director Nancy Yarbrough on LawCall
Thank you Help Desk volunteers
Caroline Walker at the Homeless Help Desk 
Homeless Help Desk

Rusty Irby (Butler Snow), Alan Mathis (Butler Snow), Bill Rose (Butler Snow), and Caroline Walker (Butler Snow).
Attorneys from Bradley and Encompass Health at the Woodlawn Help Desk
Woodlawn Help Desk

Michael Henderson ( Encompass Health ), Claire Johnson (Bradley), David Morton (Bradley), Thomas Richie (Bradley), and Alex Thrasher (Bradley).
Jim Bedsole and Sarah Yates at the Civil Help Desk
Civil Help Desk

Rosemary Alexander (Shunnarah Injury Lawyers), Wade Anderson (Wade Anderson & Associates, State Farm), Jim Bedsole (Bressler), Kendra Johnson (Legal Services Alabama), Loring S. Jones III (Jones & Associates), Priscilla Kelley, Neena Speer , and Sarah Yates (Bressler).
John Milledge at the Domestic Relations Help Desk
Domestic Relations Help Desk

Hansen Babington (Maynard Cooper & Gale), Melinda Guillaume , Susan McAlister , Preston Martin (Bressler), John Milledge, Steve Sexton (The Sexton Law Firm), and Katie Wilson (Bressler).
Jeremy Retherford at the Bankruptcy Help Desk
Bankruptcy Help Desk

Steve Altmann (Najjar Denaburg), Monica Austin-Hatcher (Hatcher Law Office), Michael Bell  (Law Office of Michael Bell), Parker Griffin (Bradley), La Brenda Norman (L M Norman Law), and Jeremy Retherford (Balch).
Volunteer Lawyers Birmingham wins Women's Fund Grant
For the second year in a row, VLB has secured a grant from The Women’s Fund of Greater Birmingham . This award means we will continue to focus on the legal needs of single women and their children, the group most likely to experience poverty in our region. Our continuing partnership with The Women’s Fund is a prime example of the value of collaboration among nonprofits. 
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