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May Advocate of the Month

May Advocate of the Month

Throughout the month of May, Birmingham Staff Attorney Kendra Johnson has been protecting clients’ income, keeping money in the pockets of those who need it now more than ever. From excessive wage garnishments to outrageous debt, Johnson’s hard work has given peace-of-mind to many LSA clients. In one such case, Johnson worked with a 74-year-old …

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Ishmael Jaffree Awarded Kutak-Dodds Prize

Ishmael Jaffree, civil rights activist and pro bono attorney with Legal Services Alabama (LSA), is a recipient of the 2021 Kutak-Dodds Prize from the National Legal Aid and Defender Association (NLADA). According to NLADA, the Kutak-Dodds Prize is awarded to “civil legal aid attorneys, public defenders, assigned counsel, or public interest lawyers who, through the …

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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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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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