Due to COVID-19, courts may require face coverings for all meetings or hearings. We recommend taking one with you so you are not turned away.


August 13, 2020

Recent Changes in Expungement Law


Are you in need of an expungement of convictions in the state of West Virginia? Are you afraid that your out of state convictions will get in the way? In the past few years, the West Virginia legislature has reformed the way West Virginia handles expungements and has made it easier for people to get expungements of criminal convictions in the state of West Virginia.

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July 23, 2020

Divorce Informational Videos


Due to COVID-19 concerns, our offices are closed to the public and all family law clinics have been cancelled. Although these classes are cancelled, our website has videos to assist you in completing your divorce packet and it comes with legal information that can help you better understand the law as it relates to filing your divorce.

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July 17, 2020

MODIFY Program


In the State of West Virginia, there is a big need for foster families. Recently while doing research on community support programs, I learned about a program called MODIFY.

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June 11, 2020

Electronic Benefits Transfer (P-EBT) Funds to Support the Nutrition Needs of Children During the Pandemic

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P-EBT will provide each qualifying child a one-time payment of approximately three hundred and thirteen dollars ($313.00) for the purchase of groceries this time.

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May 29, 2020

Lawyer in the School - Marion County


Since the Lawyer in the School program expanded into Marion County schools more than a year ago, we have seen tremendous success in helping to stabilize the lives of families impacted by the ongoing opioid crisis. Before the pandemic cut short the school year, we were providing free and direct legal services in three schools.

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May 26, 2020

Unemployment Benefits and Workplace Safety in the Time of Coronavirus


Going back to work during the COVID-19 pandemic might be dangerous. Can you still get unemployment benefits if you feel your safety is compromised? Hear more on the topic from a Legal Aid of WV attorney.

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April 24, 2020

Student Loan Permanent Disability Discharge


Most people seem to believe that student loans simply never go away, but for people with permanent disabilities, there may be some relief. People with certain loans and required documentation of total and permanent disability may submit an application to have their loans discharged.

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April 09, 2020

Human Trafficking


Serving survivors of human trafficking is new. So new, that despite an abundance of funding being allocated for organizations to “help” and “stop” human trafficking, there isn’t much out there other than training, and the training is usually about safety and housing issues (which are highly necessary).

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March 30, 2020

Legal Aid’s Self-Help Library Has Covid-19 Resources!

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Do you have questions about how emergency laws in response to the Covid-19 crisis affect your housing, public benefits, ability to get a DVPO, your job loss, or your employment?

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March 11, 2020

Rights In Subsidized Housing Regarding Termination of Tenancy


I recently handled a public housing eviction action against a client, and I thought it would be helpful to remind the public about their rights in subsidized housing when it comes to termination of a subsidized housing tenancy.

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