Starnes Davis Florie has committed to participate in a pro bono project partnering with the City of Birmingham Municipal Court for homeless participants. The purpose of the homeless court, known as “Turning Point”, is to substitute progress toward life goals for threats of jail time and/or fines the client will never be able to pay. Once a month, Starnes Davis Florie provides attorneys to meet with the clients and service providers to develop a proposed resolution of the pending cases and prepare documentation of the individual client’s participation and achievements in the service provider programs.
In addition to firm-sponsored initiatives, attorneys routinely appear pro bono on behalf of indigent clients in a wide range of cases, including matters involving civil rights litigation, domestic relations, immigration and naturalization, probate matters, and general tort law. Starnes Davis Florie attorneys are active in the Volunteer Lawyers Programs of the Alabama State Bar and the Birmingham Bar Association, participating by providing free legal services and through service on governing committees.