Legal Services Alabama (LSA) serves low-income people by providing free civil legal aid and assistance and by promoting collaboration to find solutions to problems of poverty from seven offices located in: Birmingham, Dothan, Huntsville, Mobile, Montgomery, Selma and Tuscaloosa.
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Our Biggest Win of the Year
On Friday, May 12, LSA won the kind of victory that makes us remember why our work is vitally needed. The Court of Civil Appeals ruled in our favor and restored a long standing legal principle in Alabama that low wage working people get to protect the first $1000 of income from garnishment. The Alabama Constitution has guaranteed the working poor that basic security for over a century, but for two years, LSA has been fighting adverse rulings that called this important right into question.
Click here to read about this significant legal victory.
LSC President James Sandman, Visits LSA
“I want to thank all of you for what you do to uphold not only the highest values of the legal profession, but the highest values of America itself. Alabama lawyers are generous, are committed to giving back to their communities, and have a deep culture of service.” -- James Sandman, President of Legal Services Corp.
Do you have questions about a legal issue? Please visit our legal help site for information about various legal issues you may be facing.
The City of Mobile is introducing a will program to reduce blight and revitalize neighborhoods. Facilitated by Legal Services Alabama (LSA), the "Leaving a Legacy" program will provide wills, free of charge, to those who qualify.
On the very first day of my second LSA career, my Managing Attorney asked me to look at a file for a client trying to save his home. My manager was deeply concerned that this was a case where we could not help the client, since his previous bankruptcy case had been dismissed. This put me to work instantly.
This case is the result of years of litigation, including an amici curiae brief filed in 2017 by two Legal Services Alabama Attorneys Joseph Abrams, and Michael Forton, Director of Advocacy. In our brief, LSA argued the legal, economic and social justifications of preserving homeowners’ rights, and requiring mortgage companies to strictly comply with their own rules.
LSA is very proud of Laurie, and we are so excited for the work she had done and will continue to do. Way to go Laurie, and keep it up!
There is help. Avoid Foreclosure Alabama has information that can help you.
Legal Services Alabama is proud to announce a statewide partnership with the Alabama Housing Finance Authority to help unemployed and underemployed homeowners get the financial help they need to save their homes.
Visit the IRS website for information on how to get free tax help through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program.
Tax Season is upon us. Tim Kingston and Maceo Kirkland from LSA's Low Income Tax Clinic have some tips that may help you.