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March 29, 2018

Committee on Regional Training (CORT) in Wheeling

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Recently, Wheeling hosted CORT’s Basic Lawyer Skills Training (BLST), a three-day seminar aimed at helping newer advocates develop litigation skills from client interviewing to trial, and including motion practice, written discovery and depositions, and negotiation.



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March 22, 2018

Social Security Administration Reviewing Additional Eric Conn Cases

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In February 2018, the Social Security Administration announced that they would be reviewing nearly 2000 additional cases of persons who were former clients of disgraced Kentucky attorney Eric Conn.



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March 01, 2018

West Virginia Division of Rehabilitation Services

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I wanted to highlight a program BHA Unit staff have utilized regularly that would be beneficial for everyone to know about.   The West Virginia Division of Rehabilitation Services (DRS) has 30 offices across WV and is the state’s primary vocational rehabilitation resource for individuals with disabilities who desire to become employed.



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February 08, 2018

West Virginia Aging and Disability Network (ADRN)

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One of the key programs we partner with is the West Virginia Aging and Disability Network (ADRN).



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February 01, 2018

Public Presentations On Legal Topics

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Legal Aid performed a needs assessment and determined that unfamiliarity with the law had negative consequences for many West Virginians. To address this issue one of the goals of our strategic plan is the development of public presentations providing legal information on subjects not otherwise routinely provided to the general public.



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December 15, 2017

West Virginia Fund for Law in the Public Interest Grant for Resources for Child Caregivers

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West Virginia ranks 4th in the nation for the number of children who are raised by grandparents or other relatives – about 40,000 children under the age of 18. These grandparents and other kinship caregivers face a series of legal, financial, and personal challenges.



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November 30, 2017

Homes for Harrison

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Housing affects every aspect of a person’s life. In Harrison County, Homes for Harrison was created to end homelessness and serve those who are experiencing homelessness.



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November 16, 2017

Family Refuge Center

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The Family Refuge Center is a community based domestic violence and sexual assault service center providing services in Greenbrier, Monroe and Pocahontas Counties.



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November 09, 2017

“I think my ex is spying on me through my phone.”

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I had a client a few years ago who thought her phone was being hacked, and so she asked her much younger niece to look at her phone. Her niece determined that her phone had indeed been hacked.



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November 02, 2017

Getting Unemployment Benefits If You Quit Your Job Because Of A Medical Condition

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Can I get unemployment benefits if I quit my job because of a medical condition? Yes, BUT ... there are two very strict requirements you must meet.



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