Special Programs

Free Legal Advice Clinics

Volunteer lawyers working with SAVLP provide limited legal advice about certain civil legal matters such as landlord/tenant, wills and estates, consumer finance and family law. Limited legal advice gives you the ability to meet with an attorney for free limited scope advice (the attorney does not represent you after the clinic). Monthly clinics in Mobile County are on the 2nd Thursday of every month from 1:00-3:00pm on the 4th Floor of the Mobile County Court House in room 427. Clinics in Baldwin County rotate date and location every month. Clinics are held in Clarke and Washington Counties several times a year. For upcoming Free Legal Advice Clinics, please see the calendar on the bottom right hand corner of SAVLP's home page. It is not necessary to be a resident of the county where the free legal advice clinic is held. All limited legal advice clinics are handled on an informal, drop-in, first come, first served basis. Since appointments are not taken, we suggest you arrive at the clinic at least 30 minutes before the start. Please bring all important paperwork with you. Lawyers will not provide advice on any criminal matters. There is no guarantee that an attorney will be available for every subject matter or will take your case past the basic advice stage. 


Community Economic Development Initiative

Through the Community Economic Development Initiative, the South Alabama Volunteer Lawyers Program (SAVLP) assists community based organizations that improve the lives of the SAVLP client base and contribute to the revitalization of Mobile, Baldwin, Clarke and Washington counties. SAVLP attorneys provide assistance with the legal formation and establishment of non-profit organizations that would benefit low-income citizens and review contracts and commercial leases for non-profit entities. To obtain assistance, the entity must be composed primarily of people eligible for assistance from SAVLP or must have as a principal activity the delivery of services to those people in the community who would be financially eligible for the Volunteer Lawyers Program. (Organizations apply here)


Wills for Heroes

Everyday, firefighters, police and emergency medical personnel devote their lives to serving their communities, and they are prepared to pay the ultimate price in the line of duty. The Wills for Heroes project of the Alabama State Bar was created to provide the legal community with a way to show its appreciation for the efforts and sacrifices of these brave men and women. Wills for Heroes offers first responders free basic estate planning services. This service is intended to give them peace of mind by knowing that their affairs are “in order” should the unthinkable occur. SAVLP manages the Mobile, Baldwin, Clarke and Washington County administration of the project. Please contact the SAVLP office to inquire about Wills for Heroes. For answers to frequently asked questions, please see the website for the Alabama State Bar Association.  If you are interested, please have your chief contact the SAVLP to arrange a clinic onsite.