May 31, 2019
VLB is Hiring!
Volunteer Lawyers Birmingham is hiring three positions. Please share these job announcements with anyone that wants to make a difference in their community:
  • Veterans Staff Attorney. Should possess proven legal experience coupled with the unique ability to manage programming to help veterans with civil legal issues and the capacity to inspire attorney volunteers to fight for veteran’s equal justice. Click here for more info.

  • Standing with Families Project Manager. Should have proven project management, organizational, and administrative skills with a passion and a capacity for service to improve opportunities for those with the greatest need. Click here for more info.

  • Volunteer Coordinator. Should have the skills and commitment to recruit, organize, train, and direct volunteers (attorneys, students, and others) to serve at VLB’s Help Desks. The Coordinator will also assist with pro bono representation of low-income clients, and support programs associated with the association's board of directors, committees and departments. Click here for more info.

Applicants should submit a cover letter, salary expectations, and resume to  HR@VLBHAM.ORG with the relevant job title in the subject line. Please, no direct emails or phone calls to Volunteer Lawyers Birmingham staff. 
Can you help this client?
Please help this young mother handle the estate of her recently deceased husband. Client has four children and would like help probating her husband’s estate. I can help!
Case Status
  • Husband passed away intestate
  • The house and car are completely paid off
  • Client needs help opening the estate
VLB Added Value
  • VLB can provide necessary paperwork
  • Guidance on how to proceed
  • Client is organized and has all necessary documents needed to move forward
We value our volunteers
Moses Stone and CaNisha Freeman helping a client at the Civil Help Desk

Greg Cook (Balch) 
CaNisha Freeman
Kendra Johnson (Legal Services Alabama)
Bill Prosch
Neena Speer (Neena R. Speer Law Firm)
Moses Stone

Balch summer law clerks : Avery Burns, Tyler Gaines , Taylor Johnson , Wesley Smithhart  

Legal Services Alabama summer law clerks : Katarina Anderson, Blaire Roberts 
Donnetta Washington meets with clients at the Domestic Relations Help Desk

Melinda Guillaume
Beth Howland (Bressler)
Kendra Johnson (Legal Services Alabama) 
Susan McAlister
Preston Martin (Bressler)
Brian Turner
Donnetta Washington
Ellise Washington
Balch summer law clerks Madison Tucker and Paul Lichlyter assist a client at the Turning Point Court Docket

Stephen Bulgarella (Sirote)
Mary Pat Damrich (Starnes)
Chris Yeilding (Balch)

Balch summer law clerks: Robert Humphrey, Paul Lichlyter, Madison Tucker
Allen Baker (right) with Balch summer law clerk Isabella Gray

Robby Anderson (Balch)
Allen Baker (Balch)
Hon. John Carroll (Cumberland School of Law)
Doug Friedman (Friedman Law Firm)
Walt Williams (University of Alabama at Birmingham Health Services Foundation)

Balch summer law clerks: John Banks, Isabella Gray, Michelle Grant, Rucker Methvin, Aaron Tippetts, Logan Vickery
Special volunteer opportunity
The Magic City Bar Association is offering a special weekend clinic Saturday, June 8, 10:30 a.m. to noon at the AME Church in Daniel Payne Community Plaza.

If you are interested in volunteering, contact Idy Tyree Hyche at or 205-601-8645. Thanks for all your support! 
Please help fill first-of-summer slots!
Balch & Bingham summer law clerks  shadowed Greg Cook (far right) at the Civil Help Desk
Please consider signing up for an attorney volunteer slot next week. We still have openings at the following Help Desks: 

  • Civil 6/3 & 6/6
  • Homeless — 6/4
  • Woodlawn — 6/4
  • Domestic Relations — 6/5
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