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September 12, 2019

Reasonable Heating in the Winter

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Under West Virginia law, landlords are required to provide reasonable heating from October 1st to April 30th.



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August 29, 2019

Beckley Office Expansion

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The Beckley Office is in the process of moving . . . upstairs! As of September 1, 2019, we’ll be expanding upstairs and so utilizing our whole building. Please note our new address of 115 South Kanawha Street, Beckley, with the main entrance facing the street; the lower, side entrance will remain our accessible entrance.



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August 15, 2019

Back to School for Relative Caregivers

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Many children who are in the care of relatives due to the opioid epidemic have emotional, behavioral, or mental health challenges or other disabilities. If you are a caregiver relative, you may not know that kids who struggle with school due to these issues have the “right” to specialized school services and planning.



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August 08, 2019

Informal Networks Forming To Address W.V’s Sex Trafficking Problem

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As most of us are aware, human trafficking is on the rise in West Virginia and appears to have a direct correlation to the opioid epidemic. It has become one of the largest criminal enterprises in the world and continues to grow. In West Virginia, although still underreported, more cases are appearing of families trafficking their own children for drugs and money.



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August 01, 2019

Public Charter Schools, IDEA, and ADA

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On June 24, 2019, the West Virginia Legislature passed House Bill 206, the omnibus education bill. One of the many things that this bill addressed was the creation of a process to establish West Virginia’s first three public charter schools.



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July 25, 2019

Temporary ID Cards

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On March 9, 2019, the West Virginia Legislature passed a bill authorizing the Division of Corrections and Rehabilitation to issue a temporary identification card to eligible inmates during the week before release from incarceration. This identification card is valid for 90 days and has the same force and effect as a standard identification card issued by the Department of Motor Vehicles.



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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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