August 28, 2015
Don't miss out: Buy your ticket or sponsorship today!
Don't miss out on the biggest legal party in Birmingham this year. Secure your reservation to Pro Hops Vino! on October 8th by taking a minute to buy your ticket or sponsorship now.

Already 50 tickets have been sold to this inaugural wine- and beer-tasting party with food provided by local restaurateurs. The event space at Baker Donelson will accommodate 300 guests, so secure your sponsorship or buy your ticket today so you don't miss out.

What you can expect:
--Arrive and pick up your complimentary tasting glass provided by Freedom Reporting.

Enjoy wine by:

Try local beer provided by:

Taste local food by:

Win a bottle of fine wine from the private collections of:
Judge Houston Brown and wife, Betty
Lisa Borden, Baker Donelson
Wendy Crew, Crew Gentle
Charles Denaburg, Najjar Denaburg
Jessica Kirk Drennan, Kirk Drennan Law
Anne Durward, Massey, Stotser & Nichols
Randy Nichols, Massey, Stotser & Nichols
Michael Trucks, Trucks & Trucks 
Join these sponsors to support the BBVLP and obtain your tickets:

This week the following organizations and people have purchased sponsorships:

Lisa Borden, Pro Bono Shareholder, Baker Donelson

They join the following sponsors who previously committed:

Buy an event host package or a single ticket:
Buy online by clicking here, or use this form and drop off your money or check at the Birmingham Bar Association.

Spread the word:
Print the Pro Hops Vino! poster and put it up in your office or building.
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Special recognition will be given to all sponsors, hosts, and all BBVLP Pro Bono Attorneys at the event. See you at Pro Hops Vino! on October 8th!
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.
Open Cases

Couple needs help filing Chapter 7 Bankruptcy
This client and her husband would like to file Chapter 7 Bankruptcy. The couple incurred medical bills because their child was born prematurely. The husband lost his job after the child was born. They have made every effort to work out payment plans with their creditors but have been unsuccessful. Please contact Katrina Brown to help this client.

Senior citizen needs help filing Chapter 7 Bankruptcy
The client has a large medical debt after suffering congestive heart failure. The client lives in an assisted living facility but cannot afford to pay her medical debt along with her monthly bills. Please contact Katrina Brown to help this client.

Uncontested Divorces
Please contact Heather Bussey if you'd like to take a truly uncontested divorce case. These cases do not take a lot of time and are very basic. Generally, there are no custody/visitation issues or any property to divide. These are a great way to help a client that needs an attorney to better their situation in life. If you've never done a divorce before, the BBVLP would be happy to assist you or pair you with a mentor.
Thank you to the attorneys who closed cases this week:
Jennifer Caraway, YWCA Central Alabama
Megan Elder
Justin Fargason
Ashley Rhea, Maynard Cooper & Gale
Andrew Wheeler-Berliner, The Berliner Firm

Thank you to the attorneys who volunteered at a Help Desk this week:

District Court Help Desk: 20 clients on Monday and Thursday
Robert E. Battle, Battle & Winn
Richard Davis, Starnes Davis Florie
Sarah Merkle, Bradley Arant Boult Cummings
William Prosch
Mitchell Theodore, Cory Watson
Donald F. Winningham, III, Bressler Amery & Ross

Domestic Relations Help Desk: 35 clients on Wednesday
April Bauder, Merrell Law Firm
Patricia Doblar
Amy Glenos
Leon Johnson
Louis Montgomery, Bhate Environmental Associates.

Thank you to Louis Montgomery, Bhate Environmental Associates, for accepting two extended representation cases this week.
Birmingham Bar Volunteer Lawyers Program
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