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  • Legal Aid of the Bluegrass (LABG), a Kentucky non-profit legal services organization, has welcomed its new Operations Director, Adam Shastid, to the organization.  Shastid succeeds Brenda Combs, who is retiring as Business Director at the end of 2019. Shastid will lead the non-legal operations... Read more...
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  • For years, landlords have been evicting clients by incorrect process. Recently, Legal Aid took on this issue and in a recently published decision the Kentucky Court of Appeals held that the housing authority executive director who is a non-attorney has no authority in a legal capacity. In Hornsby v... Read more...
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  • When a loved one passes, the burden of finalizing affairs often falls to the people closest to the deceased. Legal Aid of the Bluegrass helped a woman living in Scott County regain stability and move forward after the death of her husband but only after a series of mishaps. One of many obstacles to... Read more...
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  • In April 2017, Governor Matt Bevin signed a bill into law which mandates that custody cases in Kentucky begin with the presumption of joint custody and equally shared parenting.  The new law presumes that children are better off when both parents are involved.  The statutory changes apply... Read more...
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  • Easy access to opioids and poor living conditions are leading many Kentuckians to becoming addicted and overdosing from substance abuse. In 2016, 1404 Kentuckians overdosed, a nearly 13% increase from the previous year.  Our 33 county service region has been hit hard by this crisis. This is... Read more...
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  • Legal Aid of the Bluegrass (LABG) has welcomed several new employees to our ranks. With recent changes to our organizational structure and intake system, our newest team members will help us better meet the demand for legal aid services throughout our entire service area. Our State Health insurance... Read more...
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  • There is no greater time of year for Legal Aid of the Bluegrass (LABG) than the Season of Pro Bono. A time for celebration and appreciation of the legal services provided to needy Kentuckians by volunteer lawyers.  Last year alone, LABG received over 10,000 requests for help. LABG attorneys... Read more...
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  • Flooding caused damage throughout Eastern Kentucky Sunday and more storms are possible. Legal Aid of the Bluegrass can help flood victims recover stability by resolving issues relating to housing, possible eligibility for disaster benefits and alerting victims and their families of scams that will... Read more...
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  • In Kentucky we celebrate BOURBON.  At Legal Aid we celebrate PRO BONO.   As part of our 2018 Pro Bono Event Series we are raffling off three bottles of the prized Pappy Van Winkle Bourbon.    Don't miss your opportunity to win one of the three bottles of Old Rip Van Winkle... Read more...
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