The Virginia Poverty Law Center (VPLC) is a non-profit organization that serves Virginia's legal aid system by providing advocacy, training, and litigation support on civil justice issues that affect low-income Virginians.
Annual Statewide Legal Aid Conference October 22-24

Annual Statewide Legal Aid Conference October 22-24

Thank you to everyone who attended our Annual Statewide Legal Aid Conference in Portsmouth!  A special thank you to our … Read more

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Another Successful Statewide Legal Aid Conference!

The staff at VPLC just returned from the Annual Statewide Legal Aid Conference in Portsmouth.  The conference, organized by VPLC’s … Read more

Williams: A New Children’s Hospital Must be Accessible to All

By Michael Paul Williams, Richmond Times-Dispatch

Here is yet another where-to-build-it debate that will speak to our region’s values. And … Read more

Celebrating Richmond’s Hunger-Free Schools

Last week, VPLC was honored to be a part of an event to celebrate hunger-free schools in Richmond.  Through the … Read more


On October 12, we closed out our second annual SNAP Challenge.  Participants tweeted, shared photos, and raised awareness of hunger … Read more

What You Should Know About Protective Orders in Virginia

* If you are a victim of domestic or sexual violence, please call the Virginia Family Violence and Sexual Assault … Read more

Study Finds Online Lenders are Often ‘Fraudulent and Abusive’

The Pew Charitable Trust released a new report, Fraud and Abuse Online: Harmful Practices in Internet Payday Lending yesterday.

Nothing in this … Read more

New Lending Rules Will Protect Troops from Predatory Lending

The following is blog post from VPLC’s Director of Outreach and Financial Advocacy, Dana Wiggins:

Today the Obama Administration and … Read more

If you are Asking Why a Survivor Stays, you are Asking the Wrong Question

The following is a blog post from VPLC’s domestic and sexual violence attorney, Susheela Varky:

I was in the doctor’s … Read more

Grant Allows Obamacare Enrollment Help to Continue in Southwest Virginia

By Laurence Hammack, The Roanoke Times

Federal officials announced new funding Monday for a program that helps Virginians sign up … Read more

Rural Enrollment Presents Continuing Health Law Challenges

By Shefali Luthra, Kaiser Health News

Americans living in rural areas will be a key target as states and nonprofit … Read more

Jay Speer and Kristi Cahoon Kelly Named to 2014 Class of “Leaders in the Law”

Virginia Lawyers Media, the publisher of Virginia Lawyers Weekly, has announced the 2014 class of “Leaders in the Law.”

Now in … Read more

CEP: A Pathway to Hunger-Free Schools

This upcoming school year, high poverty schools across Virginia have an opportunity to offer free breakfast and lunch to all … Read more