January 29, 2016
Great Turnout for Coffee with Judges honoring the BBVLP!

Thank you to everyone who attended and helped make this morning's Coffee with Judges a phenomenal success. Judge Boohaker's courtroom was packed wall-to-wall as everyone enjoyed coffee, chicken biscuits, and fellowship. 

Thank you to Starnes Davis Florie and Hare Wynn for sponsoring the event. 
Bressler, Amery & Ross attorneys Catherine Crowe, Kathleen Bowers, and Kayla Schoen

Shannon Dye, Carney Dye, Honza Prchal, Heninger Garrison Davis, and Jan Hofman

Don't miss the next great Birmingham Bar Association event! The Wyndall Ivey Tribute will be February 4th at 6:00 pm. Please click here for more details.
Congratulations to BBVLP Attorney Katrina Brown!

BBVLP Staff Attorney Katrina Brown was chosen to the Leadership UAB Class of 2016. Click here for more information
2016 John Minor Widsom Public Interest and Professionalism Award

Lisa Borden, Baker Donelson and BBVLP Board Member, has been selected as one of the recipients of the American Bar Association 2016 John Minor Public Interest and Professionalism Award.

The ABA Section of Litigation created this award to honor those who have made outstanding contributions to the quality of justice in their communities, ensuring that the legal system is open and available to all.
Watch Law Call this Sunday at 10:00 pm on Fox 6 and look for the new BBVLP advertisement!

Foreclosure Partnership

The BBVLP is proud to partner with the United Way, Birmingham Urban League, Community Service Programs of West Alabama, Legal Services Alabama, Neighborhood Housing Services of Birmingham, and Gateway Financial Freedom to create the Foreclosure Prevention Partnership.

Click here to watch the advertisement that will air on local TV.
One client in need of a great volunteer

Please help client defend a child support arrearage contempt case
Client began receiving disability in 2003 due to renal failure. The minor child has been receiving client's disability payments. Client did not realize that he had to file a modification to stop the current child support order. The mother filed a contempt charge against the client for more than $68,000.00 plus interest. Please contact Heather Bussey to help this client.
Attorney Kendra Johnson counseling a client at the Help Desk

Thank you to the attorneys who closed extended representation cases this week:
Morgan B. Franz, Spotswood Sansom & Sansbury
Honora Gathings, Gathings Law

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

Civil Help Desk: 33 clients on Monday and Thursday
Kenneth Boyles
James Illston
Kendra Johnson
Preston Martin, Bressler Amery & Ross
Vincent Nelan, Baker Donelson
William Prosch
Kayla Schoen, Bressler Amery & Ross
Attorneys William Prosch and Kenneth Boyles volunteer at the Help Desk

Domestic Relations Help Desk: 21 clients on Wednesday
Patricia Doblar
Heather R. Fann, Boyd Fernambucq Dunn & Fann
Ann Gathings, Gathings Law
Amy E. Glenos
Melinda Guillaume
James Illston
Leon Johnson
David Lukens
John Milledge
Tarackia Phillips-Barge
Summer G. Walker
Damon Watson

Jessica Chang, Cumberland School of Law
Jordan Hudspith, Cumberland School of Law
Denzel Okinedo, Birmingham Southern College

Firehouse Homeless Clinic: 7 clients on Tuesday
R. Scott Williams, Rumberger Kirk & Caldwell

Thank you to the attorneys who accepted extended representation cases:
Heather R. Fann, Boyd Fernambucq Dunn & Fann
Ann Gathings, Gathings Law
Damon Watson
Save the date!
February 27th is Project Homeless Connect and attorneys will be needed to help Birmingham's homeless citizens overcome debilitating legal issues. Please e-mail Heather Bussey if you would like to volunteer.