About Us


The Montgomery Volunteer Lawyer’s Program (MVLP) was begun in April 2013 by the Montgomery County Bar Association (MCBA).  The lawyer-members of the MCBA knew that low-income Montgomery County residents were often at a disadvantage in dealing with their civil legal problems simply because they could not afford to hire an attorney.  By instituting a program whereby these residents could face their legal adversaries on equal footing, the MCBA seeks to ensure access to justice for all.

The MCBA created the Montgomery County Bar Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization whose board of directors oversees the operation of the MVLP, to serve as the funding mechanism to support the volunteer program’s daily operations.  Through the receipt of grants funded by organizations such as Legal Services Alabama, the Alabama Law Foundation, the Alabama Civil Justice Foundation and the City of Montgomery, as well as contributions by local law firms and individuals, the MVLP is able to provide legal assistance free of charge to those in need.

Over 440 Montgomery-area attorneys give of their time and legal expertise – without cost to eligible Montgomery County residents – through volunteering at monthly clinics and help desks and accepting referral of clients for extended representation.  Without these attorneys’ willingness to render this free service, many low income residents would be forced to go into court on their own.

 

 

Upcoming Events

Jul
18
Tue
2017
3:00 PM Counsel & Advice Clinic @ Community Action Agency
Counsel & Advice Clinic @ Community Action Agency
Jul 18 @ 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Volunteer attorneys will answer questions regarding civil matters.  Please be present by 4:30 p.m. at 1100 Adams Avenue.  No appointment is necessary.
Jul
20
Thu
2017
10:00 AM Walk-in Advice and Counsel Clini...
Walk-in Advice and Counsel Clini...
Jul 20 @ 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM
  Walk-in advice and counsel clinic at the Montgomery City-County Public Library, Bertha Pleasant Williams Library Rosa Parks Avenue Branch, 1276 Rosa L Parks Avenue.   No appointment is necessary.
Jul
27
Thu
2017
9:00 AM River Region Connects – Homeless... @ Cramton Bowl
River Region Connects – Homeless... @ Cramton Bowl
Jul 27 @ 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
River Region Connects – Homeless Resource Fair at Cramton Bowl 1022 Madison Avenue