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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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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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