Blue Ridge Legal Services (BRLS) (Virginia)

Organization website

Primary geographic focus: Virginia
Organization type(s): Provider
Acronym or short name: BRLS
Lists: LSC


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Legal experts: Trump’s budget plan may jeopardize legal services for poor

Jared Kline
WHSV (Harrisonburg, VA)
April 18, 2017
Several statewide organizations are decrying a proposed cut in President Donald Trump's budget plan they say could jeopardize legal aid to millions.

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Tough odds for defendants in Virginia’s lowest courts

Dave Ress
Daily Press (Newport News, VA)
April 5, 2018
When Virginians' unpaid bills, family crises or disputes with neighbors land them in one of the state's lowest courts, almost none of them has the help of a lawyer, a study of state records found.


Whitfield: Poor and Locked Out of Our Civil Justice System

John Whitfield
News and Advance
April 15, 2018
Only by attacking this problem from all angles will we be able to make the promise of “Justice for All” a reality for low-income Virginians.

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Study finds ‘stunning’ justice gap in Virginia civil cases

Frank Green
Richmond Times-Dispatch
May 3, 2018
The high volume of cases moves efficiently through courtrooms that often are largely empty - in large part because usually only the plaintiffs have a lawyer and often even the defendants do not appear and represent themselves.

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Study shows large justice gap in Virginia civil cases

Associated Press (AP)
May 4, 2018
A new study shows that just 1 percent of more than 500,000 civil cases handled in Virginia's general district courts each year have lawyers representing people on both sides.

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Area has a higher rate of evictions than the national average

Adele Uphaus-Conner
Free Lance–Star (Fredericksburg, Virginia)
June 2, 2018
The Fredericksburg area has higher eviction rates than the national average, a new database compiled by Princeton University shows.

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