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June 29, 2018 eBrief
Get "Grounded" by Volunteering at the Domestic Relations Help Desk
Nathan Weinert
Learn how you can make a difference in the lives of low-income families at the Domestic Relations Help Desk by reading about the experiences of Attorney Volunteer Nathan Weinert (Najjar Denaburg). 
Nathan first volunteered with Volunteer Lawyers Birmingham in 2015 and is a constant fixture at our Help Desks.

“My expectation for the Help Desk is that each client is going to present me with new challenges, but I know that I can fix at least one problem in a relatively short period of time,” says Nathan.

Nathan sees two to three clients during his two-hour volunteering time at the Help Desk and assists with everything from explaining the divorce process to helping clients complete a pleading or a form.

“The reason I volunteer is because it keeps me grounded," says Nathan. "I would recommend all attorneys to volunteer at the Help Desk.” Please click here to sign up for a Help Desk.
Attorneys Needed
Please help this client amend her will so that she can ensure that her daughter will be properly taken care of in the future. I Can Help!
Please help this severely disabled woman with her divorce. She says that she has been physically and mentally abused throughout the marriage and that her spouse has abandoned her. I Can Help!
Thank You Help Desk Volunteers
Thank You Civil Help Desk Volunteers

Kimberly Bell (Balch) (pictured right), Courtney Brown (Burge & Burge), Laura Collins (Baker Donelson), Ames Filippini (Balch Summer Associate) (pictured left), George Gaskin (Carney Dye), and Greg Harp .
Bell Flilppini
Thank You Domestic Relations Help Desk Volunteers

Vic Baker (pictured), John Graves , Melinda Guillaume , Preston Martin (Bressler), Susan McAlister , John Milledge , Tim Smith , and Pamela Weed .
Vic Baker
Upcoming Help Desks

Monday, July 2nd
Civil Help Desk 
8:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Friday, July 6th
Bankruptcy Help Desk 
9 a.m. - 11 a.m.

Champions for Justice
Last year, over 3,300 low-income citizens received help through VLB. With your support, we’d like to continue our programs to reach more vulnerable people facing life-altering legal issues. Become a Champion for Justice and help provide assistance to those that need it most. Please contact Nancy Yarbrough or click here for more information.

Thank you to these firms that have already committed:

Judge John & Susan Carroll

Jim & Julie Goyer
Dawson Law

Matthew Swerdlin, Attorney at Law
Volunteer Lawyers Birmingham | www.vlpbirmingham.org