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2017 Annual Report to the Community

Lexington Attorney Honored for Representing Victims of Violence

Lexington, KY— Catherine DeFlorio, an Attorney with Legal Aid of the Bluegrass (LABG) since 2000, will be celebrated at the Crime Victims’ Rights Week luncheon and ceremony tomorrow,  April 11th. DeFlorio has been chosen to receive the 2018 Fayette County Crime Victims’ Right Week award for her outstanding service and dedication to victims of violence. This is the first year that the award will be given to a single individual, a true testament to the reach of her work and commitment to her clients.

Help for Ohio River Flood Victims

Flooding has wreaked havoc along the Ohio River over the past week. 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 further destabilize them.

EPA Brownfields 2018 Conference

As we pursue ways to address environmental justice issues for our clients, brownfields are one area of specific focus. Brownfields are properties that have been previously developed and have some remaining legacy of pollution. For instance, soil, groundwater and surface water contamination may be an issue as well as general blight. Unfortunately for our clients, brownfields tend to be clustered in impoverished neighborhoods. They exacerbate disinvestment and create unsafe situations for residents.

KY Legal Aid Directors Joint Statement



2017 Veterans Day Free Meals and Discounts

• Offers are for Active Duty, Retirees, and Veterans, unless otherwise stated. • Military ID, VA ID Card, or other proof of service are required. • Call ahead to verify the offer – some offers are only at participating locations.  • May only be valid for dine-in meals, beverage may not be included. • Please tip your wait-staff on the full meal price. It’s the right thing to do!

A New Be[GINN]ing

Legal Aid of the Bluegrass (LABG) is pleased to announce the appointment of Karen Ginn as the new Advocacy Director as of November 1, 2017. Ginn succeeds Glenda Harrison who retired after 42 years with the organization. Her considerable experience and legal aptitude will serve the legal team well and provide an innovative vision for the future of the program.   

2017 Pro Bono Awards Event Series

Help Hurricane Harvey Victims

The ABA and other organizations have been working to provide legal help to victims of Hurricane Harvey. The ABA has collected a wealth of information and resources at this web page:

The ABA Pro Bono Committee has modified the ABA Free Legal Answers service so that all lawyers nationwide can volunteer to provide remote counsel and brief service through ABA Free Legal Answers and its Texas affiliate (see flyer).

Celebrating Glenda Harrison's Retirement

It is with mixed emotions that we announce the retirement of Glenda Harrison, Advocacy Director of Legal Aid of the Bluegrass. During her 42 + years with us she has made countless contributions to the organization and to the most vulnerable in our community. While we are saddened to lose her leadership, we celebrate her efficacious career and unwavering dedication to our clients.