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July 11, 2019

When Delegation Becomes Exploitation

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In a perfect world, everyone would have a whole file cabinet filled with documents protecting themselves, their assets and estates and their loved ones. The persons delegated to act on their behalf would be honest and trustworthy, everyone would receive the medical care they want, and no one would ever have to worry about losing money or property, either during their lifetimes or after.



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July 05, 2019

Legal Aid of WV's Pro Bono Portal

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Pro Bono work can be very rewarding, and Legal Aid of West Virginia is using technology to make it as easy as possible to take a case and help someone in need!



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June 27, 2019

Judges Visit the LAWV Princeton Office

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Later this month, the Princeton LAWV office will again have the pleasure of partnering with other members of the local legal community to host six judges from the country of Mongolia.



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June 20, 2019

Stand For Quality

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Long-term care in a nursing home, assisted living facility, or other supported congregate setting is something that many people face for short-term rehabilitation or permanent residency for themselves or for a loved one. Concerns do arise, even in the best of facilities, for a variety of reasons.



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June 13, 2019

Women’s Aid in Crisis, Elkins

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Women’s Aid in Crisis, the domestic violence shelter in Elkins, is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year. WAIC was established in 1979 as a private, non-profit corporation to provide comprehensive services to victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking, in a six county area.



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May 28, 2019

The Family Refuge Center

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We wanted to make everyone aware of some news from our local domestic violence and sexual assault partner program, The Family Refuge Center (FRC).



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May 09, 2019

How to Get Your Security Deposit Back in West Virginia

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Fighting with the landlord, trying to get your security deposit back after you moved out? You’re not alone, and it’s not unusual that landlords don’t even know what West Virginia law requires them to do.



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May 03, 2019

NEW West Virginia Expungement Law goes into effect June 7, 2019

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The new law will replace the current misdemeanor expungement law and felony criminal offense reduction law. This law only applies to West Virginia criminal offenses and does not apply to federal convictions.



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April 11, 2019

New Financial Exploitation Legislation

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On March 9, 2019, the West Virginia Legislature passed House Bill 2618, which amended and reenacted §55-7J-1 of the West Virginia Code redefining “financial exploitation” to include the “use of undue influence resulting in diminishment of assets of an elderly person, protected person, or incapacitated adult.”



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March 21, 2019

The Healthy Grandfamilies Program

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In the State of West Virginia, approximately 35,000 grandchildren are being raised by their grandparents. In the face of the opioid epidemic, these numbers are on the rise. Are you raising your grandchildren? Are you looking for support?



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