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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.

The Justice Bus: Coming to a County Near You
Legal Aid of the Bluegrass (LABG) is announcing the launch of The Justice Bus, an innovative new project to increase access to justice for low-income Kentuckians. Funded by the American Bar Endowment (ABE), The Justice Bus will serve as a pop-up legal office in rural counties where: LABG has no offices, are not located near an urban center, have sparse populations and community services, and where transportation and cell/internet service is a barrier. 
Legal Aid Attorney Thanked for Service in Northern Kentucky Veterans Treatment Court
March 21, 2017 
Mr. Joshua Crabtree, Esquire 
Executive Director 
LABG Helps Kentucky Storm Victims

Severe storms, tornados, and strong winds devastated areas of the tri-state on March 1, 2017. Legal Aid of the Bluegrass can help storm 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. 

Environmental Practice Group

Legal Aid of the Bluegrass is in the early stages of developing an environmental practice, focused specifically on environmental justice issues that disproportionately impact poor populations.

Introducing Our New Team Members

Keith W. Kidd is a Staff Attorney in the Morehead office.  Immediately preceding his arrival at LABG, he completed an active duty assignment as a Judge Advocate at Ft. Knox, KY and he remains active in the Army Reserve.  He has also served as a prosecutor in Texas.  

Because of Legal Aid, I got to keep my home!

When Donna received a foreclosure notice in the mail she was shocked. She did not know that a mortgage was taken out on the home that she inherited from her mother and father and was currently living in. Donna worked with a private attorney to file a Chapter 13 bankruptcy hoping to get caught up on back property taxes and establish herself. Unfortunately, her family home was not able to be included in the Chapter 13 and she was back where she started.