March 9, 2018 eBrief
Grandmother gets financial relief
A grandmother of three whose only source of income was social  security came to the Civil Help Desk because she was being sued  for a credit card debt that she did not believed she owed.  

Attorney   Glenn Mazer (pictured) reached out to the opposing attorney and explained that it would cost more to pursue the debt then to drop the case. The opposing attorney agreed. "I was happy to help alleviate this grandmother's stress," Glenn said.

Attorney makes vet's "year ! "
Burr attorney  J. Long  helped a homeless veteran get his license when he resolved old fines on his record. "The BBVLP made my year!" the veteran said. 

BBVLP at the Birmingham City CouncilPHC
The BBVLP staff was thrilled to be asked to speak to the Birmingham City Council as a part of Mayor Randall Woodfin's report about the more than 100 judges, attorneys, and law students who volunteered at Project Homeless Connect! Visit our Facebook page here to see the presentation. PIctured from left to right: Katrina Brown, Meg Philips, Nancy Yarbrough, BBVLP Executive Director, Jennifer Buettner, BBA Executive Director, and Graham Hewitt.

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Thank you Civil Help Desk volunteers:
Tarackia Barge , Barge Law, 
Dan Crane, Crane Injury Law Firm,  Louvenia Borom, Borom Law Firm,  McKinley Dunn
Hand Arendall (pictured),  Alan Garner James Gibson,
Lightfoot,  Julie  Goyer Bridget Harris, Lightfoot,  Kendra Johnson Greg Kennemer, Kennemer,  Glenn Mazer, Mazer Law Firm,  Louis Mendez, Bressler,  Moses Stone Joi Travis, Travis Law  Firm,  Jeff Wertheim, Naderpour & Associates , and  Rommie Wheeler
Wheeler Law Firm. 
Thanks Domestic Relations Attorney volunteers:
Robert Dow (left), Maynard Cooper, Honora Gathings, Gathings Law, Melinda Guillaume, Preston Martin, Bressler, Susan McAlister, John Milledge, Joi Travis (right), and Pamela Weed
Attorneys Needed

This senior citizen needs help stopping an old landlord from incorrectly reporting she was delinquent paying rent. The woman cannot obtain safe housing because of the old landlord's report.
This man needs
help assigning his sister as power of attorney over his affairs and creating a simple will.
Help this mother of two children divorce her spouse
who is incarcerated for gun related violations. 
This homeless mother of a 3-year-old needs help through her divorce from her violent husband.
Thank you Bankruptcy Help Desk Volunteers!

Rodrick Barge  (pictured),  Glenn Mazer, and  Kendra Johnson .
Help Desk & Court Volunteers NeededHelp