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Monthly archive July, 2014
Christie Marra is not a Crusader

Christie Marra is not a Crusader

By Caroline Kettlewell, University of Richmond School of Law Alumni Magazine

Before her first client, before her Richmond Law degree, … Read more

All Bad Loans Have One Thing in Common: The Cycle of Debt

Payday loans, car title loans, line of credit loans and Internet loans:  What do they have in common? The cycle of … Read more

New Law Helps Exploited Virginians Recover Lost Assets

Victims of financial exploitation now have a better shot at getting into court and getting their property back.  Financial exploitation … Read more

Virginia’s Early Lease Termination Law for Domestic and Sexual Violence Victims

Virginia’s early lease termination law went into effect July 1, 2013 and aims to help renters who are victims of … Read more

Save the Date-Food Stamp Challenge 2014

Save the Date-Food Stamp Challenge 2014


Could you eat for $33 a week?

Join the Virginia Poverty Law Center and take the Food … Read more

Rent-To-Own Stores Can No Longer Use Prosecutors as their Debt Collectors

Virginia has many rent-to-own stores where you can “buy without credit” things like computers, appliances, furniture and electronics.   The idea … Read more

More Virginians Than Ever are Stuck in Car Title Loans they Cannot Afford

The Virginia Bureau of Financial Institutions just published data about car title loans made in Virginia in 2013 and it … Read more

The Case for Medicaid Expansion

Governor McAuliffe vowed to move forward with Medicaid Expansion in Virginia at a press conference on June 20. Despite attempts … Read more