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October Advocate of the Month

October Advocate of the Month

Financial and housing concerns are currently among the top priorities of low-income people throughout the state. During the month of October, Holly Ray, Huntsville Managing Attorney, helped ease the burdens of many across northern Alabama. Ray represented several bankruptcy and debt-related cases in October. In some cases, she successfully worked out sensible repayment plans that …

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LSA Launches AL Legal Connect Site with Pro Bono Net

LSA Launches AL Legal Connect Site with Pro Bono Net

Pro Bono Net is expanding their digital resources to ensure more equal access to justice for those relying on remote legal support, and Legal Services Alabama (LSA) is one of their newest partners. The new site, www.AlabamaLegalConnect.org, is part of the Remote Legal Connect expansion. According to Pro Bono Net, “Geographic, economic and structural barriers …

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September Advocate of the Month

September Advocate of the Month

Throughout September, Dothan Staff Attorney, Kristy Kirkland, worked across many of the legal topics for which LSA services cover. The diverse amount of support offered by Kirkland to her clients created a myriad of positive results for our community. In one case, a victim of intimate-partner violence was being harassed by her ex-boyfriend through the …

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August Advocate of the Month

August Advocate of the Month

Between health concerns and confusion surrounding the eviction moratorium, August has been a difficult month in Alabama. Birmingham Managing Attorney, Farah Majid, has been doing the good work of helping clients find security. Majid has aided several clients in avoiding loss of income to collections or garnishments. In one case, the client was severely depressed …

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LSA Tuscaloosa Succeeds with AHFA Pilot Program

In June 2021 the Alabama Housing Finance Authority (AHFA) partnered with Legal Services Alabama to expedite eligible cases for renters who received formal evictions notices, but applied for Emergency Rental Assistance. The collaborative venture, called the Imminent Eviction Prevention Initiative, began as a pilot program in the LSA Tuscaloosa office. Tuscaloosa Managing Attorney, Willie Mays …

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June Advocate of the Month

June Advocate of the Month

Throughout June Staff Attorney Rachelle Greczyn has been providing stellar service to clients in the Dothan area. While so many are worried about financial stability, housing, and their health, LSA has provided a lifeline to those who need it most. In one case, Greczyn was able to keep a client from being evicted from the …

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May Advocate of the Month

May Advocate of the Month

Throughout the month of May, Birmingham Staff Attorney Kendra Johnson has been protecting clients’ income, keeping money in the pockets of those who need it now more than ever. From excessive wage garnishments to outrageous debt, Johnson’s hard work has given peace-of-mind to many LSA clients. In one such case, Johnson worked with a 74-year-old …

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