December 31, 2020
Let's Toast Our 2020
Volunteer Lawyers!
As 2020 comes to a close, we'd like to raise a glass to all the attorneys who gave their time and talents throughout the year to provide low-income residents of Jefferson County with critically needed legal services.

This year especially, we thank our volunteers for sticking with us through unprecedented challenges. When the pandemic hit, we switched from in-person Help Desks to virtual ones to continue providing uninterrupted assistance. Our volunteers stepped up to assist clients remotely, with many attending virtual hearings on their behalf.

Among those who went above and beyond to serve throughout the year, we want to give special recognition to the following who each volunteered 10 hours or more in 2020:
Averie Armstead (Starnes)
Stephen Bulgarella (Sirote)
Katlyn Caldwell (Balch)
John Carroll 
Julie Carter
Chris Christie (Sirote)
Lula Cole
Kathy Collier (Maynard)
Amanda Cutshall (Carr Allison)
Christopher Doty (Smith & Bahakel)
Robert Dow (Maynard)
Shaun DeCoudres (Carr Allison)
Xan Flowers (Butler)
Deborah Gregory (Crittenden)
Melinda Guillaume
Jackson Hill (BL Harbert)
Loring Jones
Richard Keller (Burr)
Priscilla Kelley
Margaret Loveman (Butler)
Preston Martin (Bressler)
Glenn Mazer
Susan McAlister
John Milledge
Karen McClure (Schwartz McClure)
Trey McClure (Schwartz McClure)
Misha Mitchell
Carol Montgomery (BBVA)
Walker Moss (Carr Allison)
Honza Prchal (Heninger)
Gabe Quistorff (Balch)
Ruth Robinson
Amanda Schafner
Leigh Simmons 
Jade Sipes (Baker Donelson)
Ted Stuckenschneider
Kristin Sullivan (5 Points Law)
Abby van Alstyne (Stone Piper)
Sylvia Wayfer
Donnie Winningham
Mary Caroline Wynn (Maynard)
Sarah Yates (Bressler)
VLB also extends special thanks to the firms that have made the commitment to adopt a Help Desk. These law firms and corporations send volunteers every month to staff a Help Desk and make sure every scheduled client receives one-on-one legal assistance.
Balch | Baker | Bradley | Burr | Carr Allison Encompass | Maynard | Protective
Make VLB a New Year's Resolution!
While we eagerly anticipate reopening in-person Help Desks as soon as it's safe, don't wait to volunteer! Our clients need your assistance now more than ever. To find out more, call Michelle Brown at (205) 623-0901 or email mbrown@vlbham.org. Remember, for every six hours of pro bono work with VLB, you earn a free CLE credit—up to three credits per year.

We look forward to working together in 2021!

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