May 10, 2019
Serving our vets
Attorney volunteer Keith Anderson helps a client at the Veterans Help Desk
Our "Serving Veterans" program is a great way for attorney volunteers to give back to those who have served our country. At the Veterans Help Desk , held the second and fourth Wednesday of each month at the Birmingham VA Medical Center, attorneys help veterans resolve unjust evictions, enforce habitable housing, become financially secure, and resolve fines and fees preventing them from obtaining identification and securing employment. 

"It is our honor to be able to help veterans in Alabama resolve legal barriers so that they can lead happy and successful lives,” says Nancy Yarbrough, executive director of VLB. Click here to volunteer.
Can you help these clients?
BANKRUPTCY
Please help this client file a Chapter 7 bankruptcy. He has overwhelming debt from medical bills and student loans. The client is currently working and supporting his wife and four children .  I can help!

Case Status
  • Client needs to fill out bankruptcy petition
  • Client has all paperwork and credit reports

VLB Added Value
  • Can provide all forms that will be needed
  • Connection to attorney mentor experienced in bankruptcy law
EVICTION
Please help this client fight an unfair eviction lawsuit by her landlord. She is up to date on her rent payments, and her landlord has not given her proof of any unpaid balance.  I can help!
 
Case Status
  • Client has filed an answer and needs an attorney to appear in court with her

VLB Added Value
  • All documents can be provided to attorney
  • Connection to attorney mentor experienced in eviction law
Thank you to our dedicated volunteers!
Steve Altmann with his client
BANKRUPTCY HELP DESK

Steve Altmann (Najjar Denaburg)
Stephen Bulgarella (Sirote)
Kendra Johnson (Legal Services Alabama)
Ted Stuckenschneider
Preston Martin working with clients at the Civil Help Desk
CIVIL HELP DESK

Preston Martin (Bressler)
Honza Prchal (Heninger)
Lacy Triplett (Bressler) 
Sarah Yates (Bressler) 
Rommie Wheeler
Donnie Winningham (Bressler)
Michael Russ at the Domestic Relations Help Desk
DOMESTIC RELATIONS HELP DESK

Leigh Byers (Nolan Byers)
Maura Goodwyn
Melinda Guillaume
Ross Kinder (Kinder Law Firm)
Susan McAlister
Preston Martin (Bressler)
John Milledge
Michael Russ
It's not too late!
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We still have openings for volunteers next week. Please consider signing up for a slot at one of these help desks: 

Civil – 5/13 & 5/16
Domestic Relations – 5/15
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