Volunteer Lawyers Birmingham and Birmingham School of Law are collaborating to establish an Externship/Internship program involving opportunities for students to gain experience in either civil matters or domestic relations.  To be considered for one of these positions, a student must have a minimum 2.75 GPA, successfully completed 54 hours of coursework, and must be in good standing with BSL.

Ejections and evictions will be the focus of the civil program. Interns and Externs both are required to work two to three days per week, two to three hours per day. Work includes assisting in Intake, Document Preparation, Clinic Preparation and other civil-related matters.

Domestic Interns/Externs will assist in Intake, Document Preparation, and Preparation for the Domestic Relations pro se Dockets.  The Domestic Relations clinic is the first Wednesday of every month from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The day is divided into two shifts: 9-12 and 1-4. In addition, the Domestic Relations pro se is held every 4th Friday of the month and will rotate among the Domestic Relations judges.

Any student interested in an Internship or Externship is welcome to send a formal resume to Twala Grant Wallace, Interim Executive Director of Volunteer Lawyers Birmingham, at twallace@volunteerlawyersbham.org. Also, unpaid summer internships may be available for the Summer term if you want to inquire.

January 18Wills Clinic – Sponsored by Faith ChapelFaith Chapel “The Bridge”
February 23Expungement Clinic – w/ Magic City Bar Association 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.Holy Family Enrichment Center (former Holy Family High School Gymnasium)
March 1 (rescheduled from Feb. 2, 2024)Veteran’s Wills Clinic – for Veterans and their spousesAmerican Legion Post 347 – 5021 Gary Avenue, Fairfield AL
March 15Wills ClinicBrighton Community Center – 3810 7th Avenue, Brighton AL
April 5Wills Clinic  TBD
April 18PNC Financial Initiative Day Wills Clinic – Wills for Heroes (Fire and Police Department) – PNC and BRADLEY ATTORNEYS ONLYTBD
May 17Expungement Clinic – w/ Magic City Bar AssociationSalvation Army Center of Hope – 2015 26th Avenue North, Birmingham, AL  
June 21Wills Clinic District 2 or 5 9:00 – 4:00Oxmoor Valley Community Center
July 26Expungement Clinic – w/ Magic City Bar Association 9:00 – 4:00TBD
August 23VETERANS WILLS Clinic District 3 – McCalla/Lakeview Area 9:00 – 4:00TBD
September 13Wills Clinic 9-4Holy Family Enrichment Center – (former Holy Family High School Gymnasium)
September 27Wills Clinic   District 4TBD
October 18Expungement Clinic – w/ Magic City Bar AssociationTBD
November 8Judge John Carroll Veterans Wills Clinic 9:00 – 4:00Kelly Ingram VFW – 1801 11th Avenue N, Birmingham AL 35234