BRLS In The News

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Posted by Blue Ridge Legal Services, Inc. on Wednesday, May 31, 2023

Press release – HRBA Awards 2018
Holding Out for a Hero, VA Lawyer, Dec. 2015

Attorneys Honored for Pro Bono Work, Va Lawyer Dec 2015

Harrisonburg Attorneys Honored for Pro Bono Work

Anne See receives the Napps Award of Excellence, Daily News Record, 6-12-15

Renae Patrick profile, VLW 2015
Blue Ridge Legal Services Lawyer Honored, Winchester Star, 4-21-15
U.Va. says it’s doing its part for low-income patients, Staunton News Leader, 2-6-15
IRS presses hospitals to be fair to low-income patients, Staunton News Leader, 2-5-15
Protect older loved ones from theft, Staunton News Leader, 12-17-14
The Impact of the Justice Gap on Litigants: Are We Providing a Level Playing Field? The Virginia Lawyer, Oct. 2014
A Push for Legal Aid in Civil Cases Finds Its Advocates, New York Times, 11- 21-14

Slow start on first day, Staunton News Leader, 11-16-14

Legal Services Program to Aid Limited English Speakers, Daily News Record, 11-15-14

Event to help seniors plan future, Winchester Star, 11-11-14

Four Lawyers Honored for their Pro Bono Work, Daily News Record, 10-23-14

news release on HRBA 2014 pro bono awards

For the Public Good

Disabled couple fights foreclosure of their home, The Rockbridge Advocate, June 2013

Grant Makers Need to Help the Poor Fight Legal Injustices, The Chronicle of Philanthropy, March 24, 2013
Right To Lawyer Can Be Empty Promise for Poor, New York Times, March 15, 2013
vl1212-legal-aid Virginia Lawyer, December 2012

Elder Abuse Cases Prompt Review, Daily News Record, 12-4-12 Page 1
Tipping the Scales in Housing Court – The New York Times
Bar Comes together to take on Virginia Legal Aid funding crisis, Virginia Trial Lawyers Association Law Line, Oct. 24, 2012
Legal Aid Returns Millions of Dollars To Virginia’s Economy
Faith and Values: What is Justice? by the Hon. Wm. C. Mims, Justice of Va. Supreme Court
The State of Legal Aid: BRLS Executive Director John Whitfield is interviewed for public radio’s The Story by Dick Gordon regarding the state of legal aid today.

A sustainable solution for Legal Aid – Roanoke Times editorial, Aug 21, 2012

Lawyers urged to provide more pro bono work, Roanoke Times, August 20, 2012, page 1

At White House, Whitfield Describes Valley’s Legal Aid Woes and Heroes, VA Lawyer, June-July 2012

Valley Professional Plays For His Cause, Daily News Record, 3-30-12

Legal aid service has rising caseload, dwindling funds, The Winchester Star, 3-31-12

Protective orders rise under law, The Winchester Star, March 8, 2012
Legal Help for the Poor in “State of Crisis”
Access to Justice: Strengthening Civil Legal Aid
Renae Reed Patrick Named Citizen Attorney by Virginia Wome Attorneys Association, Va. Lawyer, Dec. 2008

The relentless push to bleed Legal Services dry, Remapping Debate, 6-6-12

Mary Daniel article

Subsidized apartment mold triggers testy tort, Rockbridge Advocate Dec 2011

A lifeline for Legal Aid – Roanoke Times 1-27-12

Legal Aid needs assistance, Northern Virginia Daily, 1-19-12 front page article

Bashing the poor some more, Rockbridge Advocate, Jan 2012

Harrisonburg Attorneys Honored for Pro Bono Work, Virginia Lawyer, December 2011

Legal Justice – Only if you can afford it, Public News Service, 1-6-12

Fee hike could halt staff cuts, Virginia Lawyers Weekly, 1-2-12 online version

Jury Still Out On Legal Aid, Daily News Record

Valley’s legal services facing big cuts, Staunton News Leader, Dec. 29, 2011

State legal aid agency faces funding cuts, Northern Shenandoah Valley Daily 12-27-11
Harrisonburg-Rockingham Bar Honored for Pro Bono Work, VA Lawyer, June-July 2011
Pro Bono Lawyer Wins Payday Loan Case for Legal Aid Client, Va Lawyer June-July 2011