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Partnering to Make a Difference

ROBERTSDALE--Legal Services Alabama, the largest non-profit law firm in Alabama, is starting a partnership with Catholic Social Services of Robertsdale. Legal Services Alabama (LSA) will provide free civil legal help to people coming to Catholic Social Services who cannot afford to pay for a lawyer.

"We are grateful to Catholic Social Services of Robertsdale for making it easier for us to help people in the Baldwin County service area," said Ann Brown, a managing attorney with LSA. Catholic Social Services is providing free office space to Legal Services.

"During our conversations with CSS staff we learned that many people coming to Catholic Social Services have legal needs that we can help with. Having office space in Robertsdale is convenient for those who are on limited incomes and cannot make the trip to the LSA office in Mobile," said Brown.

Legal Services Alabama helps homeowners facing foreclosure, people having disputes with landlords or mortgage companies, public benefits problems such as denial of food stamps and cessation of SSI disability benefits, and consumer problems such as bankruptcies and garnishments. They also provide community education and outreach events to educate the pubic about their legal rights and about ways to avoid legal problems. LSA also provides legal help to victims of the Deepwater Horizon (BP) Oil Spill.

It is easy to apply for help. People can call Toll-Free 1-866-456-4995 or apply online at www.legalservicesalabama.org. They can also come to Catholic Social Services in Robertsdale Tuesday or Wednesday afternoon.

LSA receives funding in part from the Legal Services Corporation in Washington, D.C.

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