July 31, 2015
BBVLP presented with ABA Harrison Tweed Award
Steve Casey (far right), Birmingham Bar Association President, and Nancy Yarbrough (center), accept the Harrison Tweed Award from American Bar Association leaders on Friday at the ABA convention in Chicago.
Volunteer at a Help Desk
The BBVLP holds Help Desks on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday every week. Please sign-up for a two-hour time slot.
Volunters needed at homeless shelter legal clinics

Please contact Heather Bussey if you would like to volunteer at a legal clinic at Pathways. Pathways provides housing and supportive services for 1,200-1,500 women and children annually.  The clinics are on August 4th and 14th from 8:30-10:00 a.m. at Pathways, 409 Richard Arrington Blvd. N. For more information about Pathways, please visit their website.
Open Cases

Grandmother of two needs help fighting an eviction
Client has been renting her house since June 2012. Client received an unlawful detainer. After some research, it was discovered that the landlord does not own the property. Grandmother has custody of her two grandchildren and cannot afford to move at this time. Please contact Katrina Brown to help this client.

Widow needs help filing a chapter 7 bankruptcy
Client has been disabled and unable to work since 2001. Client is currently taking care of her grandchildren and cannot afford the debt left behind by her deceased husband. Please contact Katrina Brown to help this client.

Father needs help with visitation of his child
The client's ex-wife has allegedly been withholding visitation from the client on weekends, holidays, birthdays, and even Father's Day. The client says that the mother has cut off all communication with the father regarding the minor child. The father desperately wants to visit his son. Please contact Heather Bussey to help this client.
Thank you to the attorneys who closed cases this week:
Elizabeth Bone
Todd M. Higey, Employment Screening Services
Brett A. Janich, Lloyd Gray Whitehead & Monroe
T. Anderson Mears, II
Louis Montgomery, Bhate Environmental Associates
Matthew S. Moore, II
Lisa Robinson
Thank you to the attorneys that volunteered at a Help Desk:

District Court Help Desk: 22 clients on Monday and Thursday
John Aaron, Aaron Law Firm
Patricia Doblar
Linda Hall
Ryan Myers, Cory Watson
Honza Prchal, Heninger Garrison Davis
Thomas Robulack, JRI Development

Domestic Relations Help Desk: 18 clients on Wednesday
Stephanie Blackburn, Legal Services Alabama
Patricia Doblar
Matthew Griffin
Leon Johnson
Priscilla Kelley
John Milledge
Margaret Philips, Legal Services Alabama

Andrea Bolton, Cumberland School of Law
Nathan Dewan, Univeristy of Alabama School of Law
Mary Lambert, Cumberland School of Law
Patrick Perry, Cumberland School of Law
Lisa Thompson, Cumberland School of Law
Thank you to the attorneys who accepted cases:
Matthew S. Moore, II
Lisa Robinson 
Birmingham Bar Volunteer Lawyers Program
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