Mobile, Alabama - This Friday, May 8, 2009, the Mobile Bar Association along with Cunningham Bounds, LLC will sponsor the Law Helpline in honor of Law Day. The Law Helpline is an opportunity for members of the public to call in and speak directly with an attorney regarding general questions or for guidance on a specific problem. The public may also ask their questions via email. The Helpline can be accessed at 251.665.5559 or 877.505.6668 and online at The event will run from 6.a.m. to 10:30 p.m. at NBC15 and will be televised intermittently throughout the day. "We are pleased to offer this event, along with the Mobile Bar, to our community--a community we have had the privilege of serving for over 50 years," stated Robert Cunningham.

Law Day is a national day set aside to celebrate the rule of law. Law Day underscores how law and the legal process have contributed to the freedoms that all Americans share. The Mobile Bar Association will mark the occasion with several activities, one of which is its annual Law Helpline. The Mobile Bar has been providing the Law Helpline for the last 15 years, with over 1,000 calls being answered last year. “We are thrilled to provide this service once again. The Mobile Bar Association has been recognized nationally for having such a large number of attorneys who participate in pro bono activities,” remarked Barbara Rhodes, Executive Director of the Mobile Bar Association.

The Mobile Bar Association was incorporated by filing its Declaration of Incorporation on April 12, 1869 pursuant to the Revised Code of Alabama of 1867, with a paid in capital of $5,000.00, and with a capitalization of $10,000.00 authorized. Its stated object was: "The Establishment of a Law Library in the City of Mobile and the increase of professional learning and the cultivation of friendly intercourse among the members of the Bar of Mobile." From these beginnings, the Mobile Bar Association has grown to a membership in excess of 1,300 in number.

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