The Bankruptcy Court’s judges, judges’ staff, and clerk’s office employees are prohibited from providing legal advice and cannot refer you to an attorney. If you decide to seek legal assistance and do not have an attorney, you may call the lawyer referral service in your local area, your local bar association, or search the internet. Listed below are some of the agencies or services available.
Volunteer Lawyers Birmingham*
Madison County Volunteer Lawyers Program*
Alabama State Bar Volunteer Lawyers Program*
Public Assistance Line (888) 857-8571
The Tuscaloosa County Bar Association** participates in the Alabama State Bar Volunteer Lawyers Program by providing a monthly clinic, generally the 3rd Thursday of each month with the exception of December of each year. The clinics are held from 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM in the Tuscaloosa Library, 1801 Jack Warner Parkway, Tuscaloosa, AL 35401. Please call the library, (205) 345-5820, to confirm the clinic dates.
Legal Services Alabama*
* Must qualify to receive services from this organization.
** Anyone may attend the Tuscaloosa County Bar Association’s clinics and speak to a lawyer, however, you must qualify for services prior to an attorney being assigned to assist you. An intake process will be completed at the clinic to determine whether you qualify for the services of a volunteer attorney. There is no attorney/client relationship formed at the clinic. If you are unable to come to the Tuscaloosa County Bar Association clinic, but wish to speak to someone to see if you qualify for services, please contact the Alabama State Bar Volunteer Lawyers Program at (888) 857-8571.