Appalachian Research and Defense Fund of Kentucky, Inc. (AppalRed Legal Aid) (Kentucky)


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.
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Primary geographic focus: Kentucky
Organization type(s): Provider
Acronym or short name: AppalRed
Lists: LSC

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.



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Suit filed against Eastern Kentucky disability lawyer as legal aid group offers help to hundreds facing suspension of benefits

Will Wright, Bill Estep
Lexington Herald-Leader
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

Urgent need for pro-bono lawyers to aid Conn clients

John Rosenberg
Lexington Herald-Leader
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

Equal justice at risk

John G. Levi, Victor B. Maddox
Courier-Journal (KY)
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.

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They helped 50,000 with free legal aid last year. Bevin wants to cut their budget

Will Wright
Lexington Herald-Leader
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

Governor’s budget would cut critical programs

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.

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Kentucky Could Become Third State Not To Fund Legal Aid

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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