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Your Mother’s Nursing Home Not Treating Her Right?  Who Do You Call?

Your Mother’s Nursing Home Not Treating Her Right? Who Do You Call?

Apparently, the federal government is going to do even less than they already do when it comes to making sure … Read more

Anti-Lunch Shaming Bill

Anti-Lunch Shaming Bill

Across the state, around 11am, millions of students flood cafeterias ready to eat. Many have packed lunches from home. Others … Read more

Facts Not Funds

Facts Not Funds

As you are aware, Virginia Poverty Law Center lobbies members of Virginia General Assembly on behalf of low-income Virginians.  We … Read more

Len Bennett is the Consumer Attorney of the Year

Len Bennett is the Consumer Attorney of the Year

Leonard Bennett received the National Association of Consumer Advocates (NACA) 2017 Consumer Attorney of the Year Award in November.  NACA … Read more

Is the "Refund Freeze" going to thaw?

Is the “Refund Freeze” going to thaw?

After two years of defending rate freeze, Dominion says it’s ‘time to transition away’ from the controversial 2015 law  So, … Read more

Support William's Christmas Wish

Support William’s Christmas Wish

You’re most likely deep in holiday preparations. It’s a wonderful time of year to enjoy friends and family and pass … Read more

Virginians Should Insist On Fairness In Rent To Own Real Estate Transactions

Virginians Should Insist On Fairness In Rent To Own Real Estate Transactions

In recent years, some real estate entrepreneurs have begun marketing homes under so-called “rent-to-own” deals.  While the notion of renting-to-own … Read more

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

Banks need to respect their customers’ right to control their own account

Gilliam v. BB&T… Read more

We are filing this lawsuit with the law firm of Kelly and Crandall to force BB&T and
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

First RAM Clinic to Southside VA Sponsored by Healthcare Navigator

First RAM Clinic to Southside VA Sponsored by Healthcare Navigator

VPLC Healthcare Navigator team joins effort to bring healthcare clinic to Southside Virginia

Elise Brown, a healthcare navigator in Emporia, … Read more