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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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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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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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LSA Recognizes Stacey Abrams with 2021 John Lewis Hope Award

Established in 2020, by Legal Services Alabama (LSA) the John Lewis Hope Award was bestowed on the late Congressman for his lifetime commitment to social justice. This year’s recipient, Stacey Abrams, was chosen for her dedication to carrying on the legacy of Lewis’ social justice and political work. Abrams’ work with Fair Fight Action embodies Lewis’ …

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