June 21, 2019
 The client had almost given up hope.
A VLB attorney volunteer helped give it back.
Attorney Volunteer Greg Harp
When client K. Taylor arrived at the Civil Help Desk, she had all but given up hope. First, she had been terminated from her job while on medical leave. Then she received notice that she had to pay back $1,800 in unemployment she had received. “I felt like, what can I do at this point?” Taylor says.

At the Civil Help Desk she met Greg Harp , an attorney volunteer for VLB. Harp thought Taylor should appeal the ruling.
He ultimately negotiated a settlement that allowed her to keep the $1,800 and also receive 10 additional months of unemployment compensation. 

Taylor now has a new job and a clean slate to move on with her life. “Meeting Mr. Harp and learning there are other people out there like him doing work to help people like me really was a blessing,” she says.

“Volunteering is a great opportunity to be a vessel of help to those in need,” Harp says. “I have met some good people who have experienced a setback in life. I encourage attorneys to volunteer because those two hours spent volunteering has life-changing effects in clients’ lives.” 
Can you help these clients in need?
DIVORCE
Please help this couple end their 11-month marriage. They have no children together, no joint property, and no debt. This couple just wants an uncontested divorce. I can help!
 
Case Status:
  • No joint property or debt
  • Case venue is in Jefferson County

VLB Added Value:
  • All documents can be provided to attorney 
  • Connection to attorney mentor experienced in divorce law
DIVORCE
Please assist this couple in obtaining an uncontested divorce. They have no minor children, joint debt, or joint property. The parties agree on all issues and just need help with the paperwork.  I can help!
 
Case Status: 
  • No joint property or debt
  • Parties reside in Jefferson County 
 
VLB Added Value: 
  • All documents can be provided to attorney 
  • Connection to attorney mentor experienced in divorce law
Thank you to our dedicated volunteers!
Thanks to these volunteers who shared their time and expertise at recent VLB Help Desks:
Walker Moss helps a client at the Civil Help Desk
CIVIL HELP DESK

VJ Graffeo (Graffeo Law)
Gregory Harp
Kendra Johnson (LSA) 
Loring Jones, III
Preston Martin (Bressler)
Walker Moss (Carr Allison)
Neena Speer (Neena R. Speer Law Firm)
Moses Stone
Donnie Winningham (Bressler)
 
Carr Allison summer clerks: Mollie Beth Amick , Ethan Calhoun , and Lydia Kucera  
Gail Andrews assists a client at the Domestic Relations Help Desk
DOMESTIC RELATIONS HELP DESK

Gail Andrews
Susan McAlister
Sammye Kok (Dominick Feld Hyde)
John Milledge
Bob Dow (Maynard)
Deampher Pharris (The Pharris Law Firm)
CaNisha Freeman
Melinda Guillaume
 
Maynard summer clerks: Caron Byrd , Tamara Imam , and Kristyn Hardy

Carr Allison summer clerk: Stephanie Smith 
Robert Gardner works with a client at the Veterans Help Desk
VETERANS HELP DESK

Keith Anderson (Bradley)
Julie Carter (Bradley)
Robert Gardner 
Jerry D. Ingram
Nicole Jones (Bradley)
Glenn Mazer
F. Wilson Myers
Sean Pierce (Harbuck Keith)
 
Bradley summer clerks: Hilary Williamson and Manning Russell

Carr Allison summer clerks : Mollie Beth Amick and Lydia Kucera
Before you go on holiday...can you help fill a Help Desk slot?
Glenn Mazer and Sean Pierce help a client at the Veterans Help Desk
Please consider signing up for an attorney volunteer slot next week. We still have openings at the following Help Desks next week: 

  • Civil 6/24 & 6/27
  • Turning Point Court — 6/25
  • Domestic Relations — 6/26
  • Veterans — 6/26
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