As an individual enters their golden years, they may experience unique legal challenges. These challenges often involve a person’s dignity, independence or health such as, accessing long-term care insurance and nursing facility care, and ensuring a person’s wishes are respected after passing.... Read more...
During the last generation, college costs increased 6.8% annually, while medical costs increased by a much more criticized 4.9% per year. Additionally, state governments require families to pay a higher proportion of the total cost at state universities than they did for the previous generation. A... Read more...
Legal Aid of the Bluegrass is proud to welcome two new members to our advocacy team. Ms. Annie Francis returns to LABG after two years in private practice and Mr. Ross Lovely joins us after working in Duluth, Minnesota. Together, Annie and Ross generally cover the northeastern counties of Legal Aid... Read more...
Amid a flurry of last minute votes, Kentucky lawmakers ended their legislative session for the year shortly before midnight on Friday, April 15th after approving and sending to Governor Matt Bevin several major bills along with the much negotiated biennial budget.
After working their way through... Read more...
Legal Aid organizations across the nation are recognized as a lawyers’ charity. In part, this is because being an attorney is necessary in filling many available volunteer roles within legal aid organizations. Lawyers are also encouraged by bar associations to fulfill ethical obligations to provide... Read more...
Did you know that Legal Aid of the Bluegrass’s State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP) Program provides support to people who are aged 60+ and disabled individuals receiving Medicare benefits in 30 Central, Northern and Northeastern counties? The program has four goals:
to educate... Read more...
In February of 2014, Melody began dating Henry from her Sociology class. Their relationship was ‘casual’ and they would meet to go to dinner or hang out with friends a few times a week. After 4 months, Melody and Henry began having sex. One evening after some heavy drinking, Henry invited... Read more...
The importance of pro bono work in providing professional development opportunities cannot be overstated. Beyond providing a free service in the community and doing some good for the world, attorneys are given the chance to take cases that may not be available to them in a traditional legal setting... Read more...
Legal Aid of the Bluegrass provides civil legal assistance designed to alleviate the most brutal problems of the low income people living in 33 northern and central Kentucky counties. These services are typically in the areas of government benefits, consumer, housing and family law. The service... Read more...