Legal Aid of West Virginia (LAWV)

Organization website

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



News Story

Budget would cut funds for nonprofit that helps people navigate court system

Kate White
Charleston Gazette-Mail
March 16, 2017
Trump’s plan zeros out funding for the Legal Services Corporation and, in turn, about $2.2 million of Legal Aid of West Virginia’s annual budget of about $10 million.


Trump’s Plan To Gut Legal Aid Would Do The Most Damage In States That Supported Him

Ryan Reilly
Huffington Post
March 29, 2017
“We’re dealing with folks who can’t afford attorneys, who just don’t even know where to turn,” one lawyer says.


Klein, Williams: Cuts threaten to slam courthouse door on West Virginians

Linda Klein, Marc E. Williams
Charleston Gazette-Mail
May 13, 2017
When ordinary Americans need help with life’s big problems, the Legal Services Corporation is there. But its survival is threatened. That’s why it needs help from every resident of West Virginia.

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Law students come to Martinsburg, learn about rural challenges, benefits

Danyel VanReenen
Journal (Martinsburg, WV)
June 1, 2017
Resulting from a partnership between the Legal Services Corporation and the Equal Justice Works, the trip marks the beginning of a summer program for legal students interested in working with rural legal aid clients.

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Legal Aid ready to assist victims affected by Conn disability scam

Tomas Kassahun
West Virginia Record
March 21, 2018
As investigators continue to determine which cases were fraudulent and which were not, the Social Security office has told many of Conn’s clients they may lose their Social Security benefits.


Legal Aid gives domestic violence victims meaningful options

Erica Pulling
Charleston Gazette-Mail
October 7, 2018
Does it surprise you to know that someone charged with domestic abuse has a right to a lawyer, but their victim does not?


Clarksburg, WV’s, Legal Aid of West Virginia provides guidance to those who need it most

Charles Young
Exponent-Telegram (Clarksburg, WV)
December 18, 2018
A small but dedicated group of attorneys works to provide legal assistance to the residents of five surrounding counties.

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“Lawyers in School” program assists families in need “Lawyers in School” program assists families in need

Casey Hoolahan
WDTV (West Virginia)
May 16, 2019
Richard Morris is an attorney with Legal Aid West Virginia and a new program in the area is helping him to use his profession to give back to the community.

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Legal Aid provides essential services to West Virginia’s vulnerable

Wayne Towner
Parkersburg News and Sentinel
May 18, 2019
LAWV Executive Director Adrienne Worthy said Legal Aid is a nonprofit law firm that provides free civil legal services, long-term and elder care advocacy, and behavioral health advocacy.

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