Attorney shuts down eviction
LaTonia Williams (pictured), Five Points Law Group, stopped a low-income couple from being evicted from their Centerpoint apartment. LaTonia found that the opposing side had no evidence, no witnesses, and not much of a case, which she then got dismissed. "I hate seeing landlords and their attorneys think they can skirt around the law and just kick people out of their homes," Latonia said.
Fresh starts for clients
Kennedy (pictured), Kendra Johnson, and Louis
gomery helped eight clients needing fresh starts with Chapter 7 bankruptcies during the BBVLP Bankruptcy Help Desk.
This Help Desk is the linchpin of the new Bankruptcy Program that the BBVLP started last year wit
h funds from the American College of Bankruptcy. At the Help Desk, experienced volunteer bankruptcy attorneys screen clients to ensure they would be best served by filing a bankruptcy, which is helpful for
efficiency and for the client. If the client's financial problems would be alleviated with a Chapter 7 discharge, then the attorney assists them with filing using Best Case Bankruptcy software, donated for pro bono use.
At the February
Bankruptcy Help Desk, two clients were advised to obtain documents needed to file and return to the BBVLP. One client was advised not to file. And five other clients were assigned to pro bono attorneys to file.
Wills 4 Heroes
teamed up with
Cumberland School of Law
to hold two
Wills for Heroes
clinics at local fire stations last week. Check out the Vestavia Voice story
Thank you to our volunteers
Cassandra Adams, Cumberland,
Scott Adams, Bradley
, Brooks Burdette,
Ben Cohn, Williams Elliot & Cohn,
Megan Elder, Kirk Drennan,
Kenny Haynes, Haynes & Haynes,
Rusty Irby, Butler Snow,
Anne Mitchell, Baker Donelson,
Curtis Peacock, Vestavia Hills Police Department,
Eric Pruitt, Baker Donelson,
Susan Silvernail, Marsh Rickard,
Jason Stuckey, Moses & Moses,
Emily Vande Lune, Bressler, and
Thank you Civil Help Desk Volunteers
Thanks to the Civil Help Desk volunteers:
Gabriella Alonso, Lightfoot,
Alan Garner, Alan Garner Legal Services,
Brooke Malcolm, Lightfoot Franklin,
Lane Morrison, Lightfoot Franklin,
Preston Neel, Bradley,
, Nomberg Law Firm,
Matt Roden, Shelby Roden,
Rommie Wheeler, and
Sarah Yates, Bressler.
This disabled domestic violence victim needs a divorce. Her spouse has threatened to kill her numerous times and physically abused her.
||This mother of four-year-old daughter needs
from her husband who is incarcerated for Attempted Murder and Kidnapping.
I can help.
|Thanks Domestic Relations Help Desk Attorneys
Sarah Yates, Bressler.
We love our fantastic attorneys, donors, and board. Thank you!
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