February 20, 2015 eBrief

Last Chance to Register for Next Friday's Free CLE on Consumer Debt


Click here for more information and to register. This is a brown bag lunch CLE. Drinks will be provided. This CLE will be three credit hours.

Judge Houston BrownCongratulations to BBVLP Board Member Judge Brown

Jefferson County presiding Judge Houston Brown, who is a dedicated member of the BBVLP Board of Directors, is the recipient of the National Conference for Community and Justice Brotherhood Award. The award honors Judge Brown's commitment to building just and inclusive communities. Click here to read the full story and for information on the awards dinner.
And the Award for Best Volunteer goes to...

Everyone who volunteers at a Help Desk! Be a winning volunteer by clicking here to volunteer at a Help Desk. You only have to commit two hours or less to help those in need.
Clients in Need of a Pro Bono Attorney:

NEW! 15-0002986

Elderly Woman Falsely Accused of Assault Needs Help with Suit against Accuser

The client is a 70-year-old woman in need of help with an upcoming suit. The client's ex-boyfriend filed false charges of assault against her while she was out of town after the she discovered that the ex-boyfriend had been lying about being HIV positive. While successfully fighting the false charges in court, the client exhausted all of her funds and, as a result, is now without gas during the winter. The client needs help with a suit against her ex-boyfriend so that she can recover the money she spent clearing her name.


NEW! 15-0003021

Mother Needs Power of Attorney over Disabled Daughter and Incapacitated Son

Mother is in desperate need of Power of Attorney for both of her children. Her daughter has Cerebral Palsy and cannot care for herself. The mother's son is currently incapacitated in ICU and not responding. The son has three children of his own that the mother wants to take care of. 


NEW! 15-0002984

Bank won't work with a Client on a Mortgage for his late Mother's House

The client's mother recently passed and the client is her only heir. He and his spouse are living in the mother's house. He has fallen behind on the mortgage and taxes and the bank refuses to work with him on a modification. The client has money to cover his court costs and needs to open the estate. 



Client Needs Help with Child Support Modification

The client has been divorced since 2006. The client needs help with a child support modification to ensure he has received all credits due to him from DHR. The client has never received credit for over $24,000 in child support payments. The client does not owe any child support nor has a contempt petition been filed by the ex-wife.



Client Needs Help with Probate Issue

The client was supposed to get his brother's house through his will. However, another brother got title by getting the incapacitated brother to sign over the deed on his deathbed. The client needs to open the estate and get the house that his brother wanted him to have.



Single Mother Needs Help with a Contempt Case Against Ex-Husband

The ex-husband has mental health issues and is not following the requirements in the Final Judgment of Divorce to follow a doctor ordered treatment plan. The mother is fearful of leaving her children with the father while he is not following his medical treatment. She has filed a contempt motion and needs help with next steps.


To accept a case, please reply to this e-mail or contact Nancy Yarbrough 
with the case number.
Thank you to Jessica K. Hardy, Kirk.Drennan, PC, for helping a father maintain a relationship with his three children. Mrs. Hardy helped the father settle the case and obtain reasonable child support. Despite losing his job, the father stayed current on his child support while the mother continually denied him visitation.
Thank you to Leon K. Johnson for accepting an extended service divorce case. The client is seeking custody over her four-month-old daughter in the divorce. She has been taking care of her daughter since the couple separated.

Thank you to Justin T. Fargason for accepting an extended service divorce case. The couple has been separated for five years but have been unable to reconcile. 

Thank you to Charles J. Lorant, Lorant Law Group, for accepting an extended service case to help a client in a probate matter. The client's sister has been fraudulently taking the insurance proceeds from the estate.

Thank you to Lewis W. Page, Jr., Page Law Firm, LLC, for accepting an extended service case where he will help a blind man recover for damages to his appliances. 

Thank you to Michael D. FlorieStarnes Davis Florie, LLP, for accepting an extended service case to help a client obtain title to a vehicle that he has paid for.

Thank you to Ms. Kellie S. Avery-Tubb for accepting an extended service bankruptcy case. The client has already finished his credit counseling courses and Ms. Avery-Tubb is helping him finish the bankruptcy filing.
Thank you BBVLP Help Desk Volunteer Attorneys!

17 volunteer attorneys assisted 46 clients this week at our Help Desks.

District Court Help Desk: 20 Clients Helped on Monday and Thursday
Patricia A. Doblar
Michael D. Florie, Starnes Davis Florie, LLP
Preston W. Martin, Bressler Amery & Ross, PC
Gregg M. McCormick, Bressler Amery & Ross, PC
Jaime H. Scivley, Bressler Amery & Ross, PC
Eric M. Scott
Honza J. Prchal, Heninger Garrison Davis, LLC
William F. Prosch, Jr.

Domestic Relations Help Desk: 26 Clients Helped on Wednesday
Patricia A. Doblar
Heather R. Fann, Boyd Fernambucq Dunn & Fann, PC
G. Richard Fernambucq, Boyd Fernambucq Dunn & Fann, PC
Kimberly P. Gloss
Matthew A. Griffin
Leon K. Johnson
Priscilla L. Kelley
John B. Milledge
Judge J. Gary Pate
Project Homeless Connect - Save the Date!


This year's Project Homeless Connect will take place on Saturday, April 11, at Boutwell Auditorium. If you would like to volunteer to help provide legal services during Project Homeless Connect, please contact Lisa Borden or visit One Roof's website.