West Virginia (WV) Civil Legal Aid

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Civil Legal Aid Providers Related to This Geographic Area

Southern Center for Human Rights (SCHR) -- Based in Atlanta, SCHR is a nonprofit, public interest law firm dedicated to providing and improving legal representation for the poor in the Southern US.

West Virginia Advocates (WVA) -- Nonprofit that is the federally mandated protection and advocacy system for people with disabilities in West Virginia.

West Virginia Senior Legal Aid -- Telephone hotline based in Morgantown, WV. Provides free civil legal services for West Virginians age 60 and over.

WVLegalServices.org / Legal Help for West Virginians -- Website that provides info to public. Cooperative project of civil legal services providers in WV. Prepared by the West Virginia University Clinical Law Program.

Organizations (not Providers) Related to This Geographic Area

Selected, incomplete list of organizations that have done something relating to civil legal aid. Listing below does not imply endorsement.

West Virginia Access to Justice Commission (WVAJC) -- During Justice Brent D. Benjamin’s year as Chief Justice in 2009, he created a formal Access to Justice Program for the state.

Other Information Sources

Access to Justice Initiative: West Virginia Access to Justice Commission (WVAJC)

LSC state grantee profile: LSC-Funded Programs in West Virgina (Legal Aid of West Virginia)

National Coalition for a Civil Right to Counsel: West Virgina

American Bar Association: Resources for people without a lawyer in West Virgina

Press Clips Covering This Geographic Area

Law students come to Martinsburg, learn about rural challenges, benefits
June 1, 2017 | Journal (Martinsburg, WV) | Danyel VanReenen | News Story

Klein, Williams: Cuts threaten to slam courthouse door on West Virginians
May 13, 2017 | Charleston Gazette-Mail | Linda Klein , Marc E. Williams | Op-Ed

Budget would cut funds for nonprofit that helps people navigate court system
March 16, 2017 | Charleston Gazette-Mail | Kate White | News Story