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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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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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