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2022 Justice, Fairness & Hope Awards

2022 Justice, Fairness & Hope Awards

The Justice, Fairness & Hope Awards is a virtual celebration to honor Alabama changemakers who have advanced access to justice. Each year, LSA recognizes advocates from around the state whose work embodies our core values of Justice, Fairness and Hope. All ticket donations directly support the endowment of our John Lewis Legal Fellowship fund. 2022 …

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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 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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May Advocate of the Month

Our May 2020 Advocate of the Month is Meteasa Henderson. Meteasa joined LSA (formerly Legal Services of North-Central Alabama) in October 1994. Meteasa specializes in the area of family law — protecting domestic violence survivors in all areas. Meteasa is a graduate of The University of Tennessee’s (Knoxville) College of Law (1992) and serves as …

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April 2020 Advocates of the Month

When Legal Services Alabama began to work remotely in March it was clear that we would no longer be able to take “walk-ins” applying for our help. This meant that nealry all of our intakes would now be coming in by phone and for most applicants this means calling the LSA Call Center. During March …

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March 2020 Advocates of the Month

March 2020 Advocates of the Month

Every month since January of 2017, LSA has named an individual attorney as the “Advocate of the Month.” Each attorney was recognized because of the valuable work they did for our clients in the previous month. LSA has never recognized more than one person nor have we recognized any non-attorneys. In addition to our attorneys, …

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