Legal Aid of West Virginia

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Beginning in the late 1970s, shelters and other resources began to become available for survivors of domestic violence in West Virginia. But navigating those resources and legal processes that can go with it isn’t easy.

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The Supreme Court won't hear a dispute between West Virginia health officials and a patient advocacy group over access to medical records.

The justices on Tuesday let stand a state court ruling that said federal laws protecting health record privacy don't prevent Legal Aid of West Virginia from reviewing patient files at the state's two psychiatric hospitals.

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West Virginians who are running into issues related to last month's deadly floods might be eligible for free legal services.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency announced Wednesday that Disaster Legal Services will provide legal help to low-income people who can't pay for lawyers because of a major disaster. The lawyers have volunteered to provide limited assistance.