July 21, 2020
VLB ANNOUNCES NEW EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Graham Hewitt
New VLB Executive Director Graham Hewitt
Following a nationwide search of candidates, the Volunteer Lawyers Birmingham (VLB) Board of Directors has named Graham Hewitt as the organization’s new Executive Director.

Hewitt took over as Interim Executive Director in November 2019, and the board voted unanimously to confirm him for the lead position last week. 

“We all very much appreciate Graham’s excellent performance as Interim Director and are very pleased that he will assume the permanent role,” says Board President Patrick
Darby, adding that Hewitt has done an exemplary job of leading VLB through the challenges of providing uninterrupted service to clients when the Covid-19 pandemic hit our community.

“In addition to confirming his leadership and professionalism, Graham has demonstrated unwavering commitment to the program’s mission of providing access to justice for those who otherwise could not afford it."

Hewitt is already a familiar face to the VLB community. He originally joined VLB in 2014 and quickly became instrumental in the role of Operations Director.

“I am honored to lead Volunteer Lawyers Birmingham and look forward to continuing our mission of helping our low-income community with the support of our amazing staff, board, donors and volunteers,” Hewitt says. 
CHECK OUT OUR NEW ATTORNEY VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITES!
Of the many important ways to support those struggling during the Covid-19 pandemic, there is one way you are uniquely qualified to serve: by giving your time and expertise as virtual attorney volunteer.

As we continue to feel the ripple effects of the pandemic through our community, Volunteer Lawyers Birmingham fields calls from dozens of clients every day who need our services more than ever.

While our in-person Help Desks are suspended at this time for the safety of our clients and volunteers, you can help by volunteering to talk with clients by phone during our virtual Civil Help Desks (Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.) or Domestic Relations Help Desks (Wednesdays, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.). You can also serve by representing a client in a virtual hearing. To volunteer, email Michelle Horn Brown.

Thank you, and as always, stay safe!
MEET THE STAFF
It's been a while since we've seen you in person! As we congratulate Graham on his newly confirmed position as Executive Director, it seemed like a great opportunity to reintroduce ourselves. Pictured here (in pre-mask days): Front row: Executive Director Graham Hewitt, Staff Attorney Wilson Myers, Staff Attorney Lisa Singer, Intake/Closing Coordinator Breonna Garrett, Service Coordinator Vetrica Hill, Staff Attorney Kimia Moshiri, and Communications Coordinator Rosalind Fournier. Back row: Woodlawn Coordinator Jonathan Moore, Staff Attorney Eric Vinsant, Managing Attorney Twala Grant Wallace, and Volunteer Coordinator Michelle Horn Brown.

To learn more about the VLB staff, please visit our website .
Volunteer Lawyers Birmingham | www.vlbham.org