September 18, 2015
Show your extra support of the BBVLP while enjoying Pro Hops Vino!
By choosing to purchase a special Event Host ticket package for two people to Pro Hops Vino!, you will demonstrate your support of the BBVLP while being able to enjoy all the perks of this great legal party.


As an Event Host, you and your guest will not only receive tickets and commemorative tasting glasses, but will also be recognized at Pro Hops Vino!

Join the following list of Pro Hops Vino! Event Hosts:
*Debbie & Gary Smith*Jessica Powers & Marc Solomon*Jared C. Welborm
*Judge Scott Vowell*Rimkus Consulting Group, Inc.*Michael Cooke

There is still time to purchase individual tickets or a sponsorship package, but don't delay as Pro Hops Vino! will sell out.



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Thank you to the following Pro Hops Vino! sponsors:


Hopeus Corpus Sponsors



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Commemorative tasting glasses provided by Freedom Court Reporting.

Hops provided by:









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Thank you to Baker Donelson for providing a great event space for Pro Hops Vino!
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Volunteer to work a Wills Clinic for Pro Bono month!
Here are two opportunities to give back to the community during October's Pro Bono month:

Oxmoor Senior Center Wills for Seniors Clinic
Volunteers can sign-up for two-hour time slots to draft Simple Wills, Durable Powers of Attorney, and Advanced Healthcare Directives for local seniors.

October 22nd, 9am-4pm
Oxmoor Valley Community Center
1992 Wenonah Oxmoor Road, Birmingham, AL 35211

Vestavia Hills Wills for Heroes Clinic
Volunteers can sign-up for two-hour time slots to draft Simple Wills, Durable Powers of Attorney, and Advanced Healthcare Directives for police officers and firemen.

October 26th & 27th, 9am-4pm
New Vestavia Hills Municipal Center
1032 Montgomery Highway, Vestavia Hills, 35216

Please contact Charmayne Fillmore of Cumberland School of Law at 205-726-4342 or ccmc@samford.edu if you would like to volunteer for either clinic.
Volunteer at a Help Desk

Please sign-up for a two-hour time slot at a Help Desk held every Monday, Wednesday and Thursday or at a legal clinic at Pathway's and Firehouse homeless shelters every Tuesday. Please contact Heather Bussey about helping at a shelter clinic.
Open Cases

15-0004193 
Help mother get guardianship over her autistic son
This mother has been the primary caretaker of her son who has autism and is non-verbal. The son's doctors are refusing to speak with the mother because her son is over the age of majority. The mother is in desperate need of a guardianship. Please contact Katrina Brown for more information.

15-0004251
Domestic abuse victim needs a divorce
The parties have one minor child. There is a pending PFA in place against the spouse. The only issues are child support and visitation. Please contact Heather Bussey to help this client.

15-0004243
Help client defend a custody modification
The client is defending a custody modification but the ex-spouse is behind in child support. Please contact Heather Bussey to help this client.




15-0004259
Help client through pending divorce case
The parties have two minor children. Custody and alimony are both issues in this case. Please contact Heather Bussey to help this client.

Thank you to the attorneys who closed extended representation cases this week:
Courtney Brown, Burge & Burge
Benjamin D. Cohn, Williams Elliot & Edwards
Brent Davis, Brent W. Davis & Associates
Justin Fargason
Shannon Floyd
Thomas M. Little, Smith Spires & Peddy
Barbara Luckett, Legal Services Alabama
Jim McLaughlin, Maynard Cooper & Gale

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

Civil Help Desk: 23 Clients on Monday & Thursday
Kathleen Bowers, Bressler Amery & Ross
Patricia Doblar
Amy E. Gleno
Jame B. Griffin
Preston Martin, Bressler Amery & Ross
Ryan Myers, Cory Watson
Vincent Saylor, Lorant Law Group
Donald F. Winningham, III, Bressler Amery & Ross

Domestic Relations Help Desk: 30 client on Wednesday
Matthew Griffin
Leon Johnson
Carla Perkinson
Andrew Wheeler-Berliner, The Berliner Firm

Pathways Homeless Clinic: 8 clients on Tuesday
John T. Carney, Carney Dye

Thank you to the attorneys who accepted extended representation cases this week:
Cedrick Coleman, May Legal Group
Barbara Luckett, Legal Services Alabama
Preston Martin, Bressler Amery & Ross
John Paul Bruno
Birmingham Bar Volunteer Lawyers Program
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