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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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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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December Advocate of the Month

December Advocate of the Month

While December was largely a time filled with holiday celebrations, for others in Alabama it was a continuation of economic struggles and a battle against the housing crisis. Thankfully, attorneys like Huntsville Lead Attorney, Pamela Jackson, remained hard at work to support their clients. Throughout December Jackson aided several clients dealing with wage garnishments. In …

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LSA Attorneys Selected For AL Bar’s Leadership Forum

LSA Attorneys Selected For AL Bar’s Leadership Forum

Legal Services Alabama (LSA) is excited to announce Birmingham Managing Attorney, Farah Majid and Mobile Staff Attorney, Valynda Jerome-Williams have been selected to join Class 16 of the Alabama State Bar’s (ASB) Leadership Forum. According to the ASB, the Leadership Forum is a “dynamic and highly effective program for nurturing and developing leadership skills and …

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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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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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