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News

FEMA Deadline Extended

 

West Virginians in flooded counties federally designated as disaster areas now have until September 7, 2016, to apply for FEMA benefits.  To register and apply waith FEMA, call 800-621-3362, visit www.DisasterAssistance.gov or visit your nearest Disaster Recovery Center.

 

Flood Recovery Legal Hotline


A new hotline for flood victims dealing with legal issues is available:  1-877-331-4259. Help is available for problems related to filing claims, recovering lost legal documents, landlords and rental housing repairs, and more.  Legal information related to natural disasters is also available here. 


Beware of Scam

Legal Aid of West Virginia (LAWV) has been notified that other websites and phone numbers are claiming to be LAWV and offering legal services if you pay them a fee. LAWV provides FREE legal services.  We will never ask for your credit card information. If you have given your credit/debit card number to one of these website or phone numbers, please contact your credit card company or bank to dispute the charges. You could also file a complaint with the West Virginia Attorney General’s Consumer Protection Division at 1-800-368-8808. 

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Adrienne Worthy
Executive Director

Standing For Justice

Every day, people wake up and find themselves with nowhere to turn. Sometimes it’s a mother and child. Sometimes a senior, a veteran, or a woman trying to escape abuse. What they need is an advocate to guide them through the civil legal justice system.

That’s what we do at Legal Aid of West Virginia: we stand with vulnerable people and assist them as they seek justice for themselves on critical matters affecting their families, their health, their safety, and their economic security.

Think of the last words of our Pledge of Allegiance: “...and justice for all.” That principle drives our work. Together, with the support of generous donors, volunteers, and community supporters, we fight to keep that promise.

 

 Volunteer Spotlight

Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough, LLP 

Donor Spotlight

Jackson Kelly, PLLP 

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Tom Hancock, Of Counsel 

Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP, a large firm with a Huntington-based location, serves clients throughout West Virginia, offering the strength and resources of attorneys and professional staff experienced in a range of services. With the recent floods in West Virginia, Nelson Mullins has graciously stepped up to the plate to help Legal Aid of WV with several cases.

"It just seemed natural for us to jump in and help with legal issues arising because of the floods. We have a large team working on these cases and we are proud to be able to help Legal Aid of WV as well as West Virginians in need," said Thomas Hancock, of Nelson Mullins in Huntington.

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Ellen Cappellanti, Managing Partner 

When it comes to helping ensure vulnerable West Virginians have access to legal aid, Jackson Kelly puts its money and time where its mouth is. Since 2002, the firm and its attorneys have been Legal Aid’s leading annual contributors with gifts totaling more than $400,000 to date. Managing Member Ellen Cappellanti says, “Jackson Kelly has a significant national footprint, but our deepest roots are here in West Virginia. We believe it is not just a duty, but also a privilege to work with Legal Aid of West Virginia to makes sure West Virginians get the help they need.”

Jackson Kelly also believes in investing resources beyond financial support. Its attorneys have provided fundraising leadership to Legal Aid, as well as pro bono time from its attorneys. “Every nonprofit dreams of having a community supporter who truly believes in the mission and goes above and beyond to help achieve it. That’s what Jackson Kelly has done for us,” says Legal Aid Executive Director Adrienne Worthy.

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