December 4, 2015
Alabama State Bar wins American Bar Association Day of Service award

The American Bar Association (ABA) awarded the Alabama State Bar first place in the ABA's "And Justice for All: An ABA Day of Service."

The Tuscaloosa County Bar and the Montgomery County Bar also were ABA award recipients.

Click here to read the great details.
Open Cases

15-004755
Please help this low-income elderly client, who got married this summer, change her name on the deed to her house. Contact Katrina Brown to help this client.

15-0004783
This mother with a disabled child entered into a lease-to-purchase agreement with her landlord on a house in Forestdale because that city has a good school for disabled children. She performed her part of the contact but now her landlord refuses to live up to his end of the agreement. Client would like help filing a temporary restraining order and a complaint for specific performance because the client believes the landlord is trying to sell the house out from under her. Contact Katrina Brown to help this client.

15-0004785
This well-organized grandmother of three is seeking help obtaining clear title to her property after a family member fraudulently signed the client's name to a quitclaim deed. The client has all her documents and proof ready to go. Contact Katrina Brown to help this client.

The BBVLP has two clients who are in desperate need of filing Chapter 7 Bankruptcies. Clients are motivated and have turned in their credit reports. Please contact Katrina Brown if you are interested in helping one these clients.
Thank you to the attorneys that closed extended representation cases this week:
Benjamin D. Cohn, Williams Elliott & Edwards
Richard E. Davis, Starnes Davis Florie
C. Meade Hartfield, Bradley Arant
Stella C. Jackson, Gregory C. Starkey & Associates

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

Civil Help Desk: 31 clients on Monday and Thursday
Patricia Doblar
Gregory A. Kennemer
Lindsay Nadeau
Brian D. Turner, Middle Mediation
Vincent Nelan, Baker Donelson
Katelyn H.Wilson, Bressler Amery & Ross

Domestic Relations Help Desk: 35 clients on Wednesday
April Bauder, Merrell Law Firm
Patricia Doblar
Ann Gathings, Gathings Law
Amy E. Glenos
Linda Hall
Louis Montgomery, Bhate Environmental Associates
Lindsey Nadeau
Pamela Weed

Volunteers:
Barbara Saurer
Sarah Curatella
Yee Huang

Firehouse Shelter Clinic: 2 clients
Honza Prchal, Heninger Garrison Davis

Pathways Shelter Clinic: 3 clients
Jacob Franz, Maynard Cooper & Gale
Morgan Franz, Spotswood Sansom & Sansbury

Thank you attorneys that accepted extended representation cases this week:
Benjamin D. Cohn, Williams Elliott & Edwards
Morgan Franz, Spotswood Sansom & Sansbury
B. Diane Paris, Dauphin Paris
Birmingham Bar Volunteer Lawyers Program
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