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Alabama Pro Bono Week 2011 is October 23-29.

by William L. Pfeifer, Jr. on October 20, 2011

in Legal News, Legal Resources

The Alabama State Bar, in conduction with the National Pro Bono Celebration, is coordinating pro bono events around the State of Alabama during the week of October 23-29, 2011. Similar efforts are being conducted by state and local bar associations around the country. To learn more about the national programs, click here.

For those unable to afford legal services, next week will be a great time to obtain free legal advice and information about your situation. The Alabama State Bar has a list of programs going on around the state which you can read here, or you can check the copy below to see if any of the events are happening in your community. The State Bar Associations’s list includes all of the pro bono events being conducted in Alabama, but we have only listed the free pro bono clinics being conducted in communities below.

Operation Stand Down 
By: The Madison County Volunteer Lawyers Program Date: Fri, Oct 21 Time: 7:00a
Location: Joe Davis Stadium 3125 Leeman Ferry Road SW Huntsville
Contact: Angela Rawls at director@vlpmadisoncounty.com
Event Type: Clinic

Senior Citizen Wills Clinic 
By: Samford University, Cumberland School of Law Date: Mon, Oct 24 Time: 9:00am
Location: Adamsville Senior Center 4819 Main Street Adamsville, AL 35005
Contact: Cassandra Adams at ccmc@samford.edu
Event Type: Clinic 

Senior Citizen Wills Clinic 
By: Samford University, Cumberland School of Law Date: Tue, Oct 25 Time: 9:00am
Location: Trussville Senior Center 504 Cherokee Drive Trussville, AL 35173
Contact: Cassandra Adams at ccmc@samford.edu
Event Type: Clinic 

Free Legal Clinic in Brewton, Alabama October 26 
By: Escambia County Bar Date: Wed, Oct 26 Time: 8:00
Location: Escambia County Courthouse Brewton, AL
Contact: John L. Jernigan, III
Event Type: Clinic 

Free Legal Clinic Brewton Alabama October 27, 2011 
By: Escambia County Bar Association Date: Thu, Oct 27 Time: 8:00 am
Location: Escambia County Courthouse Brewton, AL
Contact: John L. Jernigan, III
Event Type: Clinic 

Free Legal Clinic Atmore, AL 
By: Escambia County Bar Association Date: Thu, Oct 27 Time: 8:00 am
Location: Atmore City Hall Atmore, AL
Contact: John L. Jernigan, III
Event Type: Clinic 

Alethia House Free Clinic 
By: Samford University, Cumberland School of Law Date: Thu, Oct 27 Time: 8:30am
Location: Alethia House Frankfurt Circle Birmingham, AL
Contact: Lisa Borden at lborden@bakerdonelson.com
Event Type: Clinic 

Wills for Heroes Clinic – Tuscaloosa County 
By: Tuscaloosa County Bar Date: Fri, Oct 28 Time: 8:00
Location: University of Alabama School of Law 101 Paul Bryant Drive Tuscaloosa
Contact: Melanie Burgett at mburgett@rosenharwood.com
Event Type: Clinic 

Montgomery County Bar Counsel and Advice Clinic 
By: Montogmery County Bar Association and the Alabama State Bar Volunteer Lawyers Program Date: Tue, Nov 1 Time: 3:00
Location: Montgomery Community Action Agency 1100 Adams Avenue Montgomery
Contact: Royal Dumas at rdumas@hillhillcarter.com
Event Type: Clinic 

Wilcox County Wills for Heroes Clinic 
By: Wilcox County Bar & Alabama State Bar Volunteer Lawyers Program Date: Wed, Nov 2 Time: 8:00
Location: Wilcox County Courthouse Camden, AL
Contact: Edward Tracy at edward.tracy@southernlegalgroup.com
Event Type: Clinic

The clinics sponsored during Pro Bono Week only happen once a year in most locations, so take advantage of the opportunity to get free legal advice while you can.

In recognition of the widespread need for affordable legal services, our office is currently developing a set of pro bono legal resources which will be made available to the public through this site in the near future. We are also starting a free email newsletter, which will provide informative updates on legal issues, legal news, and other topics of interest to our readers. To sign up for our newsletter, visit the Newsletter tab above to provide your registration information.

Alabama State Bar rules require the following disclaimer in all attorney advertisements: “No representation is made that the quality of legal services to be performed is greater than the quality of services provided by other attorneys.”

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