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

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.

News Story (West Virginia)

Casey Hoolahan
WDTV (West Virginia)
May 16, 2019

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Organizations mentioned/involved: Legal Aid of West Virginia (LAWV)


That program is called Lawyers in Schools, uses grants from the Department of Justice to provide free legal help sessions in schools.

Currently the program holds clinics at East Park elementary and Monongah elementary, where they’ve been working since January.

“We’ve been in the schools for about two months, and we’ve already had some really great success stories,”

For two hours once a week at each school, Morris and his paralegal offer free sessions for families seeking legal information and resources.