August 30, 2018

Recognizing Phishing Emails


Social engineering attacks continue to be one of the biggest threats to computer security, and in our organization the majority of those attacks come in the form of phishing emails.

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August 23, 2018

If you or someone you know has been sexually assaulted, there are ways that Legal Aid of West Virginia can help.

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Victims of rape and sexual assault can benefit from Legal Aid’s help, even if they decide that they do not wish to contact the police or press criminal charges. With funding from a Victims of Crime Assistance (VOCA) grant, Legal Aid provides critical services.

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August 21, 2018

When Should Farmer's Markets be Nonprofits?

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When starting a farmer's market, many organizers struggle with deciding on nonprofit vs. for-profit. What are the differences? What works best for you? Let CEDLAW help you figure this point of development out.

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August 16, 2018

Using Scanner Applications To Share Documents


At Legal Aid, clients often come to us in emergency situations, with little time to collect the information needed to present a case in court. Documents such as rental leases and prior court filings can be extremely important to support testimony from witnesses, but it is sometimes impractical to get them on short notice before a court date.

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August 09, 2018

Divorce and Child Custody Clinics


Legal Aid of West Virginia is offering divorce and child custody clinics in a number of offices.

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August 02, 2018

West Virginia’s CLIMB


The West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission recently unveiled its latest mission called, “West Virginia’s CLIMB.” Their goal is to equip 60% of West Virginians with a certificate or degree by 2030.

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July 19, 2018

Office of Constituent Services


The Office of Constituent Services has been operational since January and is an outgrowth of a smaller “client services” office limited to DHHR’s Bureau of Children & Families.

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July 12, 2018

Requesting An Evaluation For Special Education Services

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Do you suspect your child may need special education services due to a disability but the school district has not yet evaluated your child for special education services?

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June 21, 2018

Lawyer in the School


Legal Aid of West Virginia’s Lawyer in the School program works to stabilize the lives of children enrolled at Mary C. Snow West Side Elementary School in the West Side Neighborhood of Charleston, West Virginia by providing on-site family legal assistance on issues like eviction, poor housing conditions, disrupted economic support, and lack of secure legal custody for children not living with biological parents.

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June 07, 2018

What is financial exploitation, and how can a power of attorney document help or hurt your chances of becoming a victim of financial exploitation?


Financial exploitation is a serious problem affecting senior citizens in West Virginia. Anyone may try to take financial advantage of a vulnerable senior citizen. Often, the financial exploitation is perpetrated by someone close to the victim, such as a friend, caretaker, or even a family member.

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