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The Advocate: VII Issue I

The Advocate: VII Issue I

The Fall issue of LSA’s legal journal, The Advocate, is available to read online!   Check out this issue to #CelebrateProBono with ASB President Gibson Vance, learn about LSA’s partnership with the Bradley firm to support Black owned businesses and nonprofits, how LSA is advancing pro bono initiatives with technology, and updates on grant funding …

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Attorney Elizabeth Hollie Receives ACJF Honorable Charles Price Excellence Award

Last month Selma Managing Attorney, Elizabeth Hollie, was named one of the Honorable Charles Price Excellence Awardees at Alabama Civil Justice Foundation’s (ACJF) 30th Anniversary Gala. Known as a jurist, attorney, legal scholar and community servant, the gala reception celebrated the legacy of retired 15th Judicial Circuit Court Presiding Judge Charles Price. Hollie feels deeply …

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2022 Justice, Fairness & Hope Awards

2022 Justice, Fairness & Hope Awards

The Justice, Fairness & Hope Awards is a virtual celebration to honor Alabama changemakers who have advanced access to justice. Each year, LSA recognizes advocates from around the state whose work embodies our core values of Justice, Fairness and Hope. All ticket donations directly support the endowment of our John Lewis Legal Fellowship fund. 2022 …

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LSA Advocates Selected as 2022 Racial Justice Institute Fellows

Leaders to join network of advocates advancing race equity across the country The Shriver Center on Poverty Law has announced that 43 Fellows, including three LSA staff, have been selected to take part in its 2022 Racial Justice Institute (RJI) – a national leadership program that brings together anti-poverty advocates from around the country to develop …

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LSA & Bradley Launch Black Small Business/Nonprofit Community Clinic in Birmingham

Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP is pleased to announce the launch of the firm’s second pro bono initiative dedicated to supporting Black small businesses and nonprofit organizations. The Black Small Business and Nonprofit Community Clinic, a joint project of Bradley and Legal Services Alabama (LSA), will provide accessible and affordable business-oriented legal services to local …

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From Issues to Actions Community Forum

From Issues to Actions Community Forum

On Saturday, March 12th LSA attorneys will participate in the “From Issues to Actions” Community Forum on heir property and community blight. Research indicates that in some Black and Brown neighborhoods over 80% of blighted and boarded up properties are heir properties. Heirs’ property is property passed to family members by inheritance, usually without a will, …

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Why Fund Legal Services?

Every year, thousands of low-income individuals across the state of Alabama seek free legal help from Legal Services Alabama (LSA) however, for every individual that is successful in obtaining help, there are even more who could not receive services due the demand for legal help among the poor in Alabama far exceeding our current staff’s …

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