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LSA Pro Bono Disaster Relief Clinics

Legal Services Alabama is responding to recent disaster relief needs by offering free pro bono legal clinics to people in the Montgomery and Selma areas struggling to recover from storm damage. The clinic series is being supported by the LSA John Lewis Legal Fellowship program. With people who are low-income carrying the biggest burden after natural disasters, …

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LSA LAUNCHES NEW AUTOMATED SELF-HELP TOOL FOR FILING DIVORCE WITHOUT AN ATTORNEY

LSA LAUNCHES NEW AUTOMATED SELF-HELP TOOL FOR FILING DIVORCE WITHOUT AN ATTORNEY

Legal Services Alabama has launched a new, online legal empowerment tool in Alabama for people representing themselves in court to prepare their own legal documents online for free. Funded by the Legal Services Corporation Technology Initiative Grant program (TIG), the new LSAutomation site allows clients managing their legal issues to complete a survey that automates …

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LSA, Adams and Reese Partner to Assist Black, Minority and Women-owned Small Businesses and Nonprofits

Legal Services Alabama (LSA) has partnered with Adams and Reese LLP to offer a free, monthly virtual legal clinic dedicated to supporting Black-owned small businesses and nonprofit organizations in Mobile. Interested business and nonprofit owners can register for an intake appointment to determine eligibility, available resources and services. LSA will conduct the initial screening and …

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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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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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