February 19, 2016
Please consider helping one of these clients

Mother of four, who witnessed her child's murder, needs help
This mother of four needs help divorcing her husband who she has been separated from for ten years because she is trying to move on to a better life. The client has been through a lot including witnessing her 19-year-old son being fatally shot in the head and stomach in front of her.  Her son's alleged killer was charged with murder and is awaiting trial.

Additionally, the client's 16-year-old daughter was abused and gave birth when she was 14 years old. The baby is now two. The client's daughter receives no child support for the baby.  The client also has a 21-year-old son by her husband and a 12-year-old son. Although the husband will take the 12-year-old son on weekends, he has never paid child support or contributed to the family's finances. The client lost her job last week and has applied for unemployment. Please email Heather Bussey if you can help.

Disabled client needs help creating a will

This client is an elderly grandmother who had both legs amputated. She does not have a will and would like to get her affairs in order. Please contact Katrina Brown to help this client.

Widow needs help getting her husband's retirement benefits  
The client's husband passed away in 1999. She has discovered that her husband contributed to a 401(k), however, her late husband's company will not discuss how she can withdraw the 401(k) funds. Please contact Katrina Brown to help this client.

Bankruptcy Cases
The BBVLP has two clients in need of a Chapter 7 Bankruptcy. Both clients have turned in their credit reports and are motivated to complete the process. Please contact Katrina Brown to help with either bankruptcy case.
Thank you to the attorneys who closed Extended Representation cases this week:
Victoria Ebrahimi Charles, The Frankowski Firm
Preston Martin, Bressler Amery & Ross

W. Anderson Ward and David Lukens help a client at the Domestic Relations Help Desk

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

Civil Help Desk: 18 clients on Thursday
Patricia Doblar
Haley Box, Legal Services Alabama
James Illston
Kendra A. Johnson
Ryan Myers, Cory Watson
Tarackia Phillips-Barge
Tiffany Rainbolt, Maynard Cooper & Gale
Tereza Sampaio

Domestic Relations Help Desk: 43 clients on Wednesday
April Bauder, Merrell Law Firm
Kenneth Baumann, Merrell Law Firm
Patricia Doblar
Amy E. Glenos
Melinda Guillaume
James Illston
Leon Johnson
David Lukens
Tarackia Phillips-Barge
Tereza Sampaio
W. Anderson Ward
Pamela Weed

Pathways Homeless Clinic: 1 client on Tuesday

Jessica Chang, Cumberland School of Law
Jessica Kaitlyn, Cumberland School of Law
Tiffany Kchlan
Tulia Larkin, Cumberland School of Law
Natalie Marshall, Samford
Avuntee Patel, Cumberland School of Law

Thank you to the attorneys who accepted Extended Representation cases this week:
Benjamin D. Cohn, Williams Elliott & Edwards
Melinda Guillaume
John Milledge
Ida Tyree-Hyche
W. Anderson Ward
Pamela Weed
Transgender Name Change Clinic 
Birmingham Aids Outreach will host a CLE and training session for all attorneys who are interested in volunteering for the Transgender Name Change Clinic. The CLE and training will take place on March 8th from 10:30 am - 1:30 pm at Birmingham Aids Outreach. Please contact Amanda Keller if you are interested in attending.

Tips from the opposition!
Hear from attorneys representing creditors, landlords and insurance companies on how plaintiffs have won against them in District Court. Mark your calendars for 1:30 p.m., Wednesday, March 9th and plan to attend "Tips from the Opposition!" at the Jefferson County Courthouse, Courtroom 560 (Judge John Amari's courtroom.)

On deck to present are:
Unlawful Detainers: David Chastain and Jim Sandefer
Claims of Exemption: Manly West
Trying and Accident Case, including admission of medical records, bills, and other damages: Rufus Elliot and Carl Edwards

Also Barbara Luckett from Legal Services of Alabama will answer questions about how to represent low-income clients.

CLE credit being applied for with the Alabama State Bar. Please email Katrina Brown if you plan on attending.