November 6, 2015
Domestic Relations Help Desk closed for Veterans Day

In observance of Veteran's Day, there will be no Domestic Relations Help Desk on Wednesday,  November 11th. The Help Desk will resume on November 18th.
The BBVLP is seeking outstanding individuals to serve on its board
The BBVLP is accepting nominations for its 2016 board. 

Members of the board are responsible for encouraging volunteer attorney involvement and financial giving, planning strategy for growth and effectiveness, and implementing the new annual BBVLP fundraiser, Pro Hops Vino!

If you or someone you know is interested in serving on the BBVLP board, please complete this form and e-mail it to Nancy Yarbrough by Friday, November 13.

The 2016 BBVLP Board will be confirmed in December 2015 by current board members and you will be notified shortly thereafter if you have been ratified as a 2016 BBVLP board member.
Open Cases

Father needs help overturning a default divorce against him
Father was never served with the divorce papers. He says that his ex-wife fraudulently received a default judgment against him. The father is now forced to pay child support arrears over $7,000.00. Please help him set aside the default judgment. Please contact Heather Bussey to help this client.

Please help a cancer patient escape an abusive relationship
This client has been struggling with uterine cancer for two years. She and her husband married nine months ago. She says that her husband has recently started abusing her. They have no children or property to divide. Please contact Heather Bussey to help this client.

80 year-old woman needs help with a company that has been building on her land
This elderly client needs help filing a lawsuit against a company that she says is wrongfully building on her land. The client says that the company never asked her permission and has not given her any compensation. She has been paying taxes on the property since 1978. Please contact Katrina Brown to help this client.

Widow needs help with her insurance company
This client's husband recently passed away. Her husband had an insurance policy and listed her as the only beneficiary. She sent the insurance company her husband's death certificate. The client says that the insurance company is refusing to pay the claim until she provides them with her husband's complete medical records. Please contact Katrina Brown to help this client.
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 Pathways and Firehouse homeless shelters every Tuesday. Please contact Heather Bussey about helping at a shelter clinic.
Thank you to the attorneys that closed extended representation cases this week:
Amy E. Glenos
Thomas M. Little, Smith Spires & Peddy

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

Civil Help Desk: 29 clients on Monday and Thursday
Brent Cobb, Southern Company Services
Patricia Doblar
Javee Fuller-Bradford, Fuller-Bradford Legal
Margaret C. Philips, Legal Services Alabama
Karen Puccio, Cory Watson
Moses Stone, Stone Law Firm

Domestic Relations Help Desk: 28 clients on Wednesday
April Bauder, Merrell Law Firm
Patricia Doblar
Javee Fuller-Bradford, Fuller-Bradford Legal
Alan Garner
Amy E. Glenos
Matthew Griffin
Leon Johnson
Priscilla Kelley
Louis Montgomery, Bhate Environmental Associates
Allan L. Morton, Southern Company Services
Sue Ellen Summer, Southern Company Services
Andrew Wheeler-Berliner, The Berliner Firm

Pathways Homeless Clinic: 3 clients

Thank you to the attorneys who accepted extended representation cases this week:
Victoria Ebrahimi Charles, The Frankowski Firm
Ashley Rhea, Maynard Cooper & Gale
W. Anderson Ward
John Milledge
Ginger Hamilton
Julie Schiff, Baker Donelson
Birmingham Bar Volunteer Lawyers Program
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