Local Beer, Local Food, Helping the Local Community
Be a part of Huntsville’s Second Annual Pro Bono Brews, an exciting event sponsored by the Madison County Volunteer Lawyers Program and Free the Hops. Pro Bono Brews is a casual event showcasing premier craft beers from fifteen Alabama breweries at the Historic Huntsville Depot Roundhouse. Enjoy a crisp fall evening full of great beer, food, live music and, new to the event this year, a silent auction! The evening will be capped off with the award of the “Pro Bono Cup” to the favorite brewery of the evening as chosen by the guests. Join us as we celebrate fall and craft beer, all for a good cause!
Promoting Local Craft Beer While Raising Funds to Support Our Mission
Have you ever thought about what the words “Justice For All” mean to those who cannot afford a lawyer to help with basic needs, such as preventing an unlawful eviction, obtaining a divorce or child support, defending against a garnishment, filing bankruptcy, or obtaining benefits needed to survive? Over 940,000 Alabamians live in poverty. At least one out of four of these people have legal problems, but cannot afford legal representation. Without legal representation they have two choices: navigate the legal system without assistance, or forego legal rights altogether.
The mission of the Madison County Volunteer Lawyers Program (“MCVLP”) is to promote equal access to justice through the delivery of pro bono legal services to low income citizens in Madison County and to promote volunteerism among Madison County attorneys. The MCVLP is made up of over 340 volunteer attorneys in the Madison County area. The MCVLP accepts clients who are residents of Madison County or who have cases pending in Madison County court, and generally have a household income of no greater than 125% of the federal poverty guidelines. Eligibility is determined by the MCVLP during intake. No fee-generating, traffic court or criminal cases are accepted.
256-539-2275 or www.vlpmadisoncounty.com for more information
Volunteer Attorneys Provide Assistance in the Following Areas
- Adoption or Change of Custody by Agreement
- Credit Access and Debt Collection
- Visitation/Support enforcement or modification with prior court order
- Wills, Living Wills, Power of Attorney, Small Estates
- Guardianship and Conservatorship
- Civil Lawsuits
- Collection of Judgments (under $1,000)
- Disaster Assistance
- Wage Claims (under $1,000)
- Contracts and Warranties
- Landlord/Tenant Issues
- Deeds and Home Ownership Issues
- Consumer Issues
I have represented myself in court several times, and always felt like I got the short end of the stick. My volunteer lawyer knew how to get the information I needed, and stood up for me in court. We got a great result, and even after my court date she has given me assistance in my life. It means a lot to me that she took the time to help me.