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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March Advocate of the Month

March Advocate of the Month

Staff Attorney Valynda Jerome-Williams from our Mobile office has made a big impact on the lives of recent clients seeking help with their financial security. From public benefits to wage garnishment, Jerome-Williams’ hard work has helped many families find much needed security. In two cases, Jerome-Williams worked with single mothers dealing with debt collections. In …

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February Advocate of the Month

February Advocate of the Month

During a time where so many are experiencing housing insecurity, Rae Bolton – LSA Lead Attorney in the Birmingham office – has been passionately working to keep people housed. In one case, a client fell behind in her mortgage payments after being diagnosed with cancer. She signed a mortgage modification with her servicer and began …

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January Advocate of the Month

During the last month Birmingham Staff Attorney, Faye Doss Suggs, has provided excellent legal aid services to many families struggling with their finances and homes. In one case, a senior client came to LSA in search of financial security. Previously, the client’s son had been receiving alimony checks from her ex-husband on her behalf. After …

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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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