Private non-profit law firm. Largest legal aid organization in Kentucky, serving a 37 county region in the Appalachian mountains of Eastern and South Central Kentucky.
Primary geographic focus: Kentucky
Organization type(s): Provider
Acronym or short name: AppalRed
Appalachian Research and Defense Fund of Kentucky, Inc. (AppalReD Legal Aid) is a private non-profit law firm which provides free civil legal representation in a region of more than 225,000 people living in poverty. We are the largest legal aid organization in Kentucky and serve a 37 county region in the Appalachian mountains of Eastern and South Central Kentucky. We are funded by federal, state, local, and private monies. AppalReD’s continued representation of the poverty stricken population has provided significant benefits to the communities.
CONTENT MENTIONING/INVOLVING THIS SOURCENews Story
Suit filed against Eastern Kentucky disability lawyer as legal aid group offers help to hundreds facing suspension of benefitsWill Wright, Bill Estep
May 29, 2015
An attorney at the center of a controversy over Eastern Kentucky disability cases committed unethical and fraudulent acts in representing hundreds of people, two former clients charged in a lawsuit.
Op-Ed John Rosenberg
June 16, 2015
Op-ed detailing the pressing need for pro bono help in the wake of the Eric Conn scandal in Kentucky.
Op-Ed John G. Levi, Victor B. Maddox
June 1, 2017
Every day, LSC-funded legal aid attorneys in Kentucky and across our nation are upholding this ideal as they work to expand access to justice to all Americans. Their vital work must continue.
News Story Will Wright
January 19, 2018
Directors of the state’s civil legal aid programs warned in a joint letter Thursday that Gov. Matt Bevin’s proposed state budget would leave thousands of low-income Kentuckians without access to essential legal assistance.
Op-Ed Robert Johns
Richmond Register (KY)
January 31, 2018
Kentucky’s civil legal aid programs serve the working poor, seniors, veterans, people with disabilities, nursing home residents, and victims of domestic violence.
News Story Associated Press (AP)
March 27, 2018
State lawmakers are considering cutting the program to save money in a budget crunch caused by massive pension liabilities and stagnant revenues.
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