In the wake of federal budget cuts, legal aid officials in Virginia say they face layoffs of up to 20 lawyers and 10 support staff without additional public or private relief. The expected cuts for legal aid agencies that now employ about 125 lawyers result from Congressional budget slashing. Grants to state legal aid programs [...]
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December 23rd, 2011 · Comments Off · Legal Aid
November 15th, 2011 · 3 Comments · Legal Aid, pro bono
Lynchburg General District Judge Ed Burnette once again joined forces with longtime Lynchburg lawyer Frank Morrison at a recent bar gathering to boost the numbers of Lynchburg-area lawyers who contribute their skills for the greater good. Burnette said working at the Virginia Legal Aid Society immediately after graduating from law school was “one of the [...]
October 20th, 2009 · Comments Off · Legal Aid
Henry W. McLaughlin III is stepping down after almost 30 years as executive director of the Central Virginia Legal Aid Society. McLaughlin, 69, announced his departure yesterday to the CVLAS board and staff. James A. McCauley, president of the CVLAS board, said there were tears at the news. “One of the great joys of my [...]
November 12th, 2008 · Comments Off · Legal Aid
The Virginia Poverty Law Center has launched its new John Kent Shumate Jr. Advocate of the Year awards by recognizing two Virginians who have worked to enhance the rights of the downtrodden. Harrisonburg lawyer Tom Domonoske works primarily on auto sales fraud cases and often helps the local legal aid office. “Tom does not merely [...]
Best-selling author John Grisham will be the host of a fund-raiser for the Central Virginia Legal Aid Society and the Legal Aid Justice Center Thursday at 6:30 p.m. at Toad’s Place, 140 Virginia St.in Richmond’s Shockoe Bottom.Virginia First Lady Anne Holton, a former legal aid attorney and juvenile and district relations district court judge in [...]
October 8th, 2007 · Comments Off · Legal Aid
The Legal Aid Society of Eastern Virginia will be marking its 40th anniversary this week, reports The Virginian-Pilot. Judge Roger L. Gregory of the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals will be the speaker at Friday’s banquet.