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Birmingham Bar Association Bulletin | Winter 2014

Public Service Lisa Robinson Law Offi ce of Lisa Robinson When there is a client that has a Domestic Relations legal issue that is diffi cult, time consuming, or just plain messy, the Birmingham Bar Volunteer Lawyers Program knows exactly where to turn: Attorney Lisa Robinson. Ms. Robinson is not afraid to jump in and handle hard cases. Because of her commitment to helping those most in need, Ms. Robinson has made a signifi cant diff erence in the lives of many domestic relations clients who needed help getting out of dangerous relationships that involved domestic violence, who needed help securing back child support, or who needed help obtaining visitation. Currently, Ms. Robinson is working fi ve cases for the Volunteer Lawyers Program and has closed six more so far this year. Ms. Robinson is a 1991 graduate of Cumberland School of Law. Upon graduation, Ms. Robinson served as a staff attorney with Legal Services Alabama for 15 years. She is currently a solo practitioner practicing primarily in the area of Domestic Relations and Family Law. Ms. Robinson has been certifi ed as a Guardian Ad Litem through the Judicial College of Alabama. Andrea Bolton Andrea “Rae” Bolton, a second-year law student at Cumberland School of Law, began volunteering with the Birmingham Bar Volunteer Lawyers Program in May of 2014 and continued helping clients during the current school year. Ms. Bolton is responsible for following up with attorneys and clients on extended representation cases and manages various client management system activities. Ms. Bolton received her undergraduate degree from Birmingham-Southern College with a major in English and a minor in Classics. Ms. Bolton serves as a junior editor on the Cumberland Law Review. Lauren Spradling Andrea Bolton Lauren Spradling, a third-year law student at Cumberland School of Law, began volunteering with the Birmingham Bar Volunteer Lawyers Program in the summer of 2014 and continued helping clients during the current school year. Mrs. Spradling completes intake for clients at the Domestic Relations Help Desk and helps volunteer attorneys as needed. Before coming to Cumberland, Mrs. Spradling graduated from the University of Alabama with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and History. Lisa Th ompson Lauren Spradling Lisa Th ompson, a second-year law student at Cumberland School of Law, began volunteering with the Birmingham Bar Volunteer Lawyers Program in the summer of 2014. During the current school year, Ms. Th ompson develops the weekly eBriefs promoting clients in need of extended representation and helps maintain client fi les. Ms. Th ompson received her undergraduate degree from Florida State University with a major in Business Administration. Th is year she enrolled in the Brock School of Business at Samford University and will earn a Master of Business Administration in conjunction with her law degree. G Lisa Robinson Patricia Doblar Patricia Doblar Law Offi ce of Patricia Doblar At least twice a week you can fi nd Attorney Patricia Doblar volunteering at either the Birmingham Bar Volunteer Lawyers Program District Court Help Desk or the program’s Domestic Relations Court Help Desk. So far this year, Ms. Doblar has assisted 140 self-represented litigants with not only civil issues but also probate problems such as guardianships and wills. Ms. Doblar is equally as comfortable in Domestic Relations Court helping clients with divorces, custody issues, support problems, and visitation. Ms. Doblar volunteers so consistently that repeat Help Desk clients ask for her by name. Devoted to helping those in need, Ms. Doblar often accepts the cases of clients she sees at the Help Desks as extended representation cases representing them in every step of their court proceedings so that they can achieve successful outcomes. Ms. Doblar is a graduate of Birmingham School of Law, and has her own law practice, specializing primarily in Domestic Relations. Lisa Th ompson 22 Birmingham Bar Association


Birmingham Bar Association Bulletin | Winter 2014
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