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LSA Announces New 2021 Board Members

LSA is excited to kick off the new year with the announcement of two new additions to our board of directors.  Jerry Edward Carter, Sr. Tuscaloosa native Jerry Edward Carter, Sr. is, “extremely grateful and proud to be selected to serve as a board member for Legal Services of Alabama.” Carter is a former Aircraft …

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December Advocate of the Month

Throughout the month of December, Birmingham John Lewis Legal Fellow, Frederick Spight, has provided outstanding service to clients struggling with a variety of unemployment and public benefits issues. Thanks to Spight, his clients have gained stability and access to benefits that are even more important now than ever. In one case, Spight restored benefits for …

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LSA Annual Statewide Conference & Virtual Awards

October 6 – 7, 2020 Legal Services Alabama hosted our annual state-wide conference. While the event is traditionally held in person, LSA pivoted our plans to be pandemic-friendly and made the switch to an entirely virtual event! The state-wide conference is a time to bring our staff together for strategic sessions, professional development and personal …

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October Advocate of the Month

Our Advocate of the Month for October is Staff Attorney Rachelle Greczyn in our Dothan office. Greczyn joined LSA in July 2016 and specializes in the areas of: Family Law, Landlord-Tenant, Social Security Disability cases, domestic violence, public benefits, debt collections and mortgage foreclosures. In a time where high numbers of people are experiencing extreme …

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LSA Receives Tech Grant from Legal Services Corporation

Legal Services Alabama will receive a $51,464 Technology Initiative Grant (TIG) to improve the organization’s use of technology in assisting low-income individuals with civil legal needs. LSA will use the grant to create a comprehensive document assembly program to automate family law forms. The project will first focus on uncontested divorces before expanding to custody, …

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Staff Attorney Valynda Jerome-Williams Accepts Isaiah J. Whitley-MCTSAA Legacy Award

The Mobile County Training School Alumni Association (MCTSAA) acknowledged the LSA Mobile Office with their Isaiah J. Whitley Legacy Award to acknowledge outstanding service provided to the AfricaTown community. Staff Attorney Valynda Jerome-Williams accepted the award to honor her dedication to outreach efforts in AfricaTown over the past two years. Attorney Jerome-Williams has focused her …

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September Advocate of the Month

Tyler Brannon joined LSA in 2015. Brannon specializes in family and domestic violence law. A graduate of George Mason University School of Law in Arlington, VA (2010), Brannon worked at the university law library and as a legal intern for FairVote in Takoma Park, Maryland. Brannon currently serves as Staff Attorney at the One Place …

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August Advocate of the Month

Andrea “Rae” Bolton joined LSA in July 2017 and is the Lead Attorney at the Birmingham office.  In August Bolton closed many cases and prevented many more from even going to court.  An 80 year old woman with a disability was sued for owed credit card debt. The client felt overwhelmed with the prospect of …

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July 2020 Advocate of the Month

For her hard work supporting some of our most at-risk clients, Kristy Kirkland of the LSA Dothan Office is our July Advocate of the Month. Kirkland has worked as an LSA staff attorney since May of 2019. She specializes in juvenile, probate-guardianships/commitments, immigration, social security disability and family law. During the month of July Kirkland …

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