Birmingham Bar Volunteer Lawyers Program eBrief
January 16, 2015
New Way to Donate to the BBVLP

The BBVLP is working with Network for Good to implement a new online platform for electronic donations. The new site is a secure and easy way to make donations by credit card or PayPal. Please visit our new donation site or click the Donate Now button below. 

Donating to the BBVLP makes a substantial impact to the Birmingham community. For every $1 invested in the BBVLP in 2014, the Birmingham community received $12.38 of immediate and long-term financial benefits.

Help Desk Cancelled January 19, 2015

In observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, there will be no District Court Help Desk on Monday, January 19. 
Help Desk Opportunities

The BBVLP offers three Help Desks to provide legal services to low income community members every week. The Civil Help Desk is every Monday and Thursday from 8:30 am - Noon at the Jefferson County Courthouse on the 5th Floor. The Domestic Relations Help Desk is every Wednesday from 8:30 am - Noon at the Domestic Relations Courthouse. Please check out the Help Desk calendars for January, February, and March for available time slots. Please reply to this e-mail or contact Nancy Yarbrough to sign up. 
Clients in Need of a Pro Bono Attorney:

NEW! DC 15-0002878
Client Needs Help to Keep His Home
Client was recently laid off and forced to take a pay cut when he was able to return to work. He has fallen behind on his mortgage and has recently received a letter from an attorney with a sell date in February. He has been trying to make payments but has been asked to pay the delinquent amount.

NEW! DC 15-0002846
Client Needs Guardianship over Incapacitated Mother
Client is trying to get a guardianship over his 86 year old mother. The mother suffered a severe head injury last fall and has begun showing early signs of dementia.

NEW! DR 14-0002754
Contested Divorce with a Marital Home and No Children
Client is seeking a contested divorce. The parties own a marital home together and have no children. The home is the only asset and there is no joint debt.

NEW! DC 14-0001666
Discovery Help Needed for Specific Performance Case
The client has a suit for specific performance for a car. He was never given a title with his car and has been unable to get tags. The defendant has filed a notice of discovery with interrogatories and requests for admissions to the client. 

DC 14-0002086
Great Grandmother Wants to Adopt her Three Great Grandchildren
The client has cared for and had custody of her 3 great grandchildren for the past 7 years. She would like to adopt the children but the mother will not consent to the adoption.

To accept a case, please reply to this e-mail or contact Nancy Yarbrough 
with the case number.
Thank you to Stella C. Jackson of Gregory C. Starkey and Associates for closing an extended representation case this week. Ms. Jackson obtained a final judgment of divorce for her client.
Thank you to Carolynn H. Moore for accepting an extended representation case.
Thank you BBVLP Help Desk Volunteer Attorneys!

District Court Help Desk: 17 Clients Helped on Monday and Thursday
James B. Bailey - Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP
Patricia A. Doblar
Joshua D. Jones - Bressler Amery & Ross, PC
Katie M. Kimbrell - Bressler Amery & Ross, PC
John B. Milledge
Tiffany P. Rainbolt - Maynard Cooper & Gale, PC
Eric M. Scott
Shaun E. Styers

Domestic Relations Help Desk: 44 Clients Helped on Wednesday
April Bauder - Gathings Law
Patricia A. Doblar
Matthew A. Griffin
Leon K. Johnson
Priscilla L. Kelley
Megan M. Nix
Shaun E. Styers

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