Legal Services reps to speak at FBC – Whatley Street
Published 1:02 am Wednesday, April 10, 2019
Two representatives of Legal Services Alabama (LSA) will provide information about free civil legal services available to those in poverty in a program set for 1 p.m. Sat., April 13, at First Baptist Church – Whatley Street.
Farah Majid, who works in the organization’s central office in Montgomery, and Rachelle Greczyn of the Dothan office, will make the presentation. Both women are attorneys.
LSA has eight offices and a centralized Call Center, working together to fulfill its mission statement: To serve low-income people by providing civil legal aid and by promoting collaboration to find solutions to problems of poverty. The offices are located in Anniston/Gadsden, Birmingham, Dothan, Huntsville, Mobile, Montgomery, Selma and Tuscaloosa. Each office has lawyers licensed to practice in Alabama and other staff who know how to help low-income people resolve their legal problems.
Majid’s specialty practice areas include consumer, housing, family law, public benefits, and bankruptcy cases. She joined LSA in August 2012 and was selected as LSA’s Advocate of the Year in 2014. She has served as a staff attorney in LSA’s Mobile and Huntsville offices and is also a member of LSA’s High Impact Litigation Unit. Majid became the organization’s Consumer Lead Attorney in November 2015, focusing on enforcing low-income consumers’ constitutional rights to protect their wages from garnishment. In December 2018, Majid began serving as Coordinating Project Attorney on the Rural Economic Improvement Project, which aims to increase access to services in rural counties statewide. She is a graduate of The University of Alabama’s School of Law (2011).
Greczyn joined LSA in July 2016, specializing in the areas of family law, landlord-tenant, Social Security disability cases, domestic violence, public benefits, debt collections and mortgage foreclosures. She earned a B.S. in social work from Troy University (2005), a J.D. from The University of Alabama School of Law (2009), and a Public Interest Law Certificate.
Greczyn has worked for ISO Claims Partners, where she managed a team of attorneys and paralegals to ensure workers’ compensation and property/casualty insurance companies met federal Medicare Secondary Payer compliance obligations. Greczyn currently serves as staff attorney in the Dothan Office.
LSA provides representation on civil matters; and community education about rights and responsibilities (“preventative” law).
• effective mediation services that help clients and keep disputes out of the court system
• legal self-help materials and forms
Saturday’s program is free.