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    • Alabama Law Foundation announces 2024 Grant recipients

January 9, 2024 – The Alabama Law Foundation’s yearly grants support programs that are committed to the foundation’s mission of making access to justice a reality for all of Alabama’s citizens. Grants are awarded in two categories: General Legal Aid Grants and Foreclosure Prevention Grants. The total awarded to all grantees for 2024 is $1,617,620.

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    • Free Legal Answers website provides online access to assistance

December 7, 2023 – Alabama Free Legal Answers is like a virtual legal help center. It’s a website where eligible folks can ask civil legal questions for free online, and volunteer lawyers provide answers. In Alabama, the Alabama State Bar plays a crucial role in managing and overseeing the Free Legal Answers program and coordinating it with the state’s Volunteer Lawyer Programs (VLPs) to answer questions. The Alabama Law Foundation – the heart of the Alabama State Bar – partners with the Alabama Access to Justice Commission to support the Alabama State Bar Volunteer Lawyer Programs (VLPs) to facilitate the service.

Read More – Free Legal Answers

 

    • Kids’ Chance Awareness Week 2023 is November 13-17

November 13, 2023 – The Alabama Law Foundation is the administrator for Kids’ Chance in Alabama. Each year, the 50 Kids’ Chance state organizations provide scholarships and support to the kids of workers who have been injured on the job. We want to ensure these kids can complete their education and go on to fulfilling and gainful careers. Since 1988, Kids’ Chance state organizations have awarded more than 10,000 scholarships totaling over $36 million.

Kids’ Chance Awareness Week helps inform the public about this important program, provide information to students and encourage them to apply if they are eligible, and engage supporters.

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      • SPOTLIGHT: Atticus Finch Society ensures legacy of Access to Justice

October 2, 2023 – (MONTGOMERY, Ala.) – The Atticus Finch Society lays a permanent cornerstone for the Alabama Law Foundation and the charter members of the Atticus Finch Society stand as the pillars. The Alabama Law Foundation is the charitable, tax-exempt organization of the Alabama State Bar. We are the HEART of the Alabama State Bar. The Foundation provides justice for those in need through programs funded by the Interest on Lawyers’ Trust Accounts (IOLTA) Program.

Read More – Atticus Finch Society ensures legacy of Access to Justice.

 

      • SPOTLIGHT: Alabama Law Foundation Scholarships provide a path to grow the legal profession into the future

August 14, 2023 – (MONTGOMERY, Ala.) – Scholarships are about the future. They provide opportunities for students to gain an education, and for those established in their career to learn new skills to successfully grow in new directions. The Alabama Law Foundation offers scholarships on three levels – for students beginning a college education, for law school students, and for lawyers beginning a new phase of their career as a judge.

Read More – Alabama Law Foundation Scholarships provide a path to grow the legal profession into the future.

 

      • Richardson, Turner awarded 2023 Justice Janie L. Shores Scholarships

July 11, 2023 – (MONTGOMERY, Ala.) – Two outstanding law school students have been selected as recipients of the 2023 Justice Janie L. Shores Scholarships. The scholarship was established by the Women’s Section of the Alabama State Bar in honor of the first female Alabama Supreme Court Justice and is administered annually with the assistance of the Alabama Law Foundation. The Justice Janie L. Shores Scholarship is awarded to one or more female Alabama residents attending an Alabama law school. Antionette V. Richardson is a student at Birmingham School of Law and Rolanda Tina Turner is a student at Samford University Cumberland School of Law. Each will receive $5,000 for their law school education.

Read More – Richardson, Turner awarded 2023 Justice Janie L. Shores Scholarships.

 

      • SPOTLIGHT: Wills for Heroes program provides vital service for first responders

July 10, 2023 – (MONTGOMERY, Ala.) – Wills for Heroes provides free legal services for firefighters, police officers, veterans, and other people who provide emergency services, helping them to obtain wills, advance health care directives, and durable power of attorney documents. Wills for Heroes is a service provided through the state’s Volunteer Lawyer Programs, whose work is supported by the Alabama Law Foundation.

Read More – Wills for Heroes program provides vital service for first responders.

 

      • ALF VLP Grants Help Make Access to Justice Possible

May 30, 2023 – (MONTGOMERY, Ala.) – The Alabama Law Foundation provides annual VLP grants to Volunteer Lawyer Programs (VLPs) throughout the state, which provide free legal aid to the poor in civil cases. One of ALF’s 2023 grant recipients, Volunteer Lawyers Birmingham, is an example of how this grant funding benefits the community. The Birmingham Bar Volunteer Lawyers Program will host a free legal clinic on June 2, 2023, to help Jefferson County, Alabama, residents with non-violent criminal records start the process of clearing their records. Alabama passed a law in 2021 allowing some people who have been convicted of nonviolent crimes, like minor traffic violations, drug crimes and theft, to apply to have their records cleared.

Read More – ALF VLP Grants Help Make Access to Justice Possible.

 

      • SPOTLIGHT: Alabama Law Foundation Announces Selection of 2023 Fellows

May 20, 2023 – (MONTGOMERY, Ala.) – The Alabama Law Foundation is pleased to announce the lawyers selected as Fellows in 2023. Each year the Alabama Law Foundation inducts a new class of Fellows. Members of the Fellows nominate fellow Bar members they feel demonstrate outstanding commitment to the profession and their communities. A committee made up of Fellows selects new members from the nominations received. Fellows provide leadership and support for the Alabama Foundation’s programs that promote access to justice.

Read More – Alabama Law Foundation Announces Selection of 2023 Fellows.

 

      • A Message from Alabama Law Foundation President Leslie R. Barineau

May 24, 2023 – (MONTGOMERY, Ala.) – The Alabama Law Foundation is pleased to welcome Leslie R. Barineau as its President. Read Leslie’s latest message on our Home Page.

 

      • Alabama Law Foundation Announces 2023 Grant Recipients

January 30, 2023 – (MONTGOMERY, Ala.) – The Alabama Law Foundation’s yearly grants support programs that are committed to the foundation’s mission of making access to justice a reality for all of Alabama’s citizens. Grants are awarded in two categories: General Legal Aid Grants and Foreclosure Prevention Grants. The total of all grants for 2023 is $1,455,899. Three new organizations were awarded grants this year – Samford University C-VETS, Senior Services Via! Health, and Redemption Earned.

Read the full News Release – Alabama Law Foundation Announces 2023 Grant Recipients.

 

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