In 1994, leaders in Birmingham’s legal community created the Birmingham Bar Volunteer Lawyers Program. During the next 20-plus years, the program has grown from a few attorneys to more than 500 volunteering their skills and expertise to help working and poor families meet their most basic needs. The BBVLP provides free legal services to low-income where no other resources exist.
Click here to volunteer at a Help Desk. You can help the more than 2,500 clients each year being served by the BBVLP by volunteering.
Click here to read eBrief, our weekly email update, to see clients who need pro bono representation.
Domestic Help Desk:
The BBVLP helps approximately 35 low-income clients a week at its free Help Desk in Wednesday mornings at the Domestic Relations Courthouse where attorneys volunteer for two-hour shifts.
Civil Help Desk
On Monday and Thursday mornings attorneys volunteer to level the playing field for as many as 40 tenants, homeowners, clients being harassed by creditors, and others with civil legal matters.
On the first Friday of the month volunteer attorneys screen potential clients to determine their best course of action, which may include filing a Chapter 7 Bankruptcy.
Project Homeless Connect: Monthly Legal Help Desk
On the first Tuesday of every month volunteer attorneys help homeless client at Cooper Green Hospital overcome legal issues so they can obtain identification and get jobs.
Veterans Help Desk
On the fourth Wednesday of every month, volunteer attorneys help low-income veterans with legal problems.
The BBVLP helps eligible inventors receive patents through the United States Patent Office.
Click here if you want to volunteer to represent a low-income client.
Be part of the panel of volunteer pro bono counsel for qualified unrepresented parties in civil cases in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Alabama by clicking here.