The Alabama State Bar Volunteer Lawyers Program (VLP) was created in 1991 by the Alabama State Bar Board of Commissioners to provide an organized vehicle through which lawyers can volunteer their services on a pro bono basis in civil matters to indigent citizens in their community. In the fall of 1995, the Birmingham Bar Association in conjunction with Legal Services of Metro Birmingham, Inc., now known as Legal Services Alabama, established the BVLP in Birmingham.
Thank you to all the volunteers who provide help and support to the BVLP, Inc.! We now have 1148 volunteer attorneys on our panel!
New do-it-yourself instructions and forms are provided by the Alabama State Bar Committee on Pro Se Forms. See the LawHelp website for more information.
Clients whose income level is equal to or below 125% of the federal poverty level and who have first been interviewed by Legal Services Alabama staff or VLP staff are eligible for free legal help through the VLP. Only civil, non-fee generating cases are accepted by the VLP. See the "Get Help & Volunteer" page to apply for assistance.
Disaster Help Links
Help for filing insurance claims provided by the Alabama Association for Justice.
Free legal services for tornado victims provided by the University of Alabama and Alabama State Bar. The Alabama State Bar also has a Disaster Relief Hotline, at 1-800-354-6154.
See the "Disaster Relief - Legal Information" page for information and forms on dealing with contractors, unemployment, notice to landlord and other issues.
Senior wills clinic in Homewood, headed by Cassandra Adams, provided assists to 24 seniors
ABC 33/40 covered the event and has a video clip here: http://www.abc3340.com/video?clipId=7850603&autostart=true
Posted Oct 19, 2012, 6:30 AM by Brian Brock
Annual Pro Bono Week Luncheon, Friday October 26th, 2012
See the full announcement details here: BBVLP Luncheon Invite (PDF)
Posted Oct 16, 2012, 6:37 AM by Brian Brock
Birmingham area attorneys to participate in Pro Bono Week Oct. 21-27
See the full article, in the Birmingham News, here: http://blog.al.com/birmingham-news-commentary/2012/10/birmingham_area_attorneys_to_p.html
Posted Oct 16, 2012, 6:32 AM by Brian Brock
City of Birmingham, Pro Bono Week Resolution and Proclamation
The City of Birmingham has issued a Resolution and Proclamation addressing the vast need for legal services for the poor and celebrating Pro Bono Week 2012. See the Resolution and ...
Posted Oct 8, 2012, 1:43 PM by Brian Brock
Training for Domestic Relations Practitioners
A partnership between the Birmingham Volunteer Lawyers Program, the YWCA Central Alabama and the Coordinated Community Response is bringing Margaret Drew to Birmingham to lead a training for Domestic Relations ...
Posted Oct 8, 2012, 1:26 PM by Brian Brock
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