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Worried about identity theft?  Proposed new law in Virginia may help.

Worried about identity theft? Proposed new law in Virginia may help.

     You may recall the massive Equifax data breach that compromised the personal information of 145 million Americans in … Read more

Student Loan Debt Is Also Contributing To Virginia's Teacher Shortage

Student Loan Debt Is Also Contributing To Virginia’s Teacher Shortage

Governor McAuliffe recently took emergency action because Virginia’s teacher shortage “is a growing crisis that we have to stop and … Read more

Legal Education Forum – Tomorrow – Dec. 2nd 10:30 AM

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Donate A Tank of Gas – #GivingTuesday

I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday with your friends and family.  I spent mine in Newport News. I’m … Read more

Save The Date - #GivingTuesday is November 28th.

Save The Date – #GivingTuesday is November 28th.

 

November 28th is #GivingTuesday.  It follows Black Friday and Cyber Monday, commercially designed days to have you spend money on … Read more

A message from Virginia to internet lenders that prey on our residents:

A message from Virginia to internet lenders that prey on our residents:

 

 

The Virginia Poverty Law Center has teamed up with the law firms of Kelly and Crandall and Consumer … Read more

Why is Congress trying to gut laws passed to deal with Wall Street abuses?

Why is Congress trying to gut laws passed to deal with Wall Street abuses?

The U.S. House of Representatives is set to vote on the so-called CHOICE Act, which would essentially undo all the … Read more

Announcing VPLC's New Senior Legal Helpline!

Announcing VPLC’s New Senior Legal Helpline!

The Virginia Poverty Law Center is pleased to announce our new Statewide Senior Legal Helpline.  The helpline is made possible … Read more

Virginia Legal Aid Programs Kick Off Expanded Services to Victims of Crime

Virginia Legal Aid Programs Kick Off Expanded Services to Victims of Crime

On June 13th, new and experienced legal aid staff members funded by grants from the federal Victims of Crime Act … Read more

HAV Statement on passage of the American Health Care Act by the U.S. House of Representatives

HAV Statement on passage of the American Health Care Act by the U.S. House of Representatives

The American Health Care Act adopted by the U.S. House of Representatives would have a devastating impact on Virginians if … Read more

Virginians Need Medicaid Expansion

Jill Hanken, VPLC’s Director of Healthy Communities, letter to the editor was featured as the Correspondent of the Day, Tuesday, … Read more

Kristi Kelly and Len Bennett Donate Their Time and Fees to Support Legal Aid in Virginia

Kristi Kelly and Len Bennett Donate Their Time and Fees to Support Legal Aid in Virginia

Virginia legal aid programs are lucky to have private lawyers who donate their time, talent, and resources to help us … Read more

You're Invited!

You’re Invited!

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Enroll Virginia – Affordable Care Act Update

Enroll Virginia – Affordable Care Act Update

Enroll Virginia – Affordable Care Act Update

The open enrollment period for the Health Insurance Marketplace ended on January 31st, and millions … Read more

The Bad "Welfare Bills" Bills Are Dead

The Bad “Welfare Bills” Bills Are Dead

 Public Benefits Legislative Update

               This year, the leadership of the House of Delegates unleashed a series of attacks … Read more