News

Legal Needs Assessment Results Are Here


We are excited to inform you that the findings from the community legal needs assessment are now available.You can access the full report here.We want to extend our deepest gratitude to everyone who participated. Your input was invaluable. Your insig...

Strategic Planning Consultant Needed


Appalachian Research and Defense Fund of Kentucky, Inc. (AppalReD Legal Aid) seeks an experienced Strategic Planning Consultant to guide and execute a comprehensive strategic planning process. AppalReD Legal Aid has been providing high quality c...

AppalReD Legal Aid's Community Family Law Clinics Receive Support from Kentucky Bar Foundation


Prestonsburg, KY - AppalReD Legal Aid received a $20,000 grant from the Kentucky Bar Foundation for their project "Expanding Access to Justice Through Pro Se Law Clinics." It was awarded at the Annual Fellows and Partners for Justice Society Luncheon...

FEMA Tiptoes Away From EKY


In late April, Kentucky journalist Justin Hicks released two news pieces weeks in the making. Many eastern Kentucky flood survivors logged into the FEMA Portal to find their appeal closed with no decision. His investigation began with a simple questi...

Executive Director Update: Spring 2024


Dear friends,I have just returned from our Hazard office where three “new” attorneys have joined us. We are so fortunate to have the talent and expertise of this team serving the Hazard region. Devon Skeens has returned to AppalReD Legal Aid to serve...

AppalReD and attorney recognized for efforts in Eric C. Conn social security fraud case


PRESTONSBURG, Ky. (WYMT) - A legal services company and an attorney who operates out of Floyd County were recently recognized in Nashville, Tennessee for the roles they played in responding to the Eric C. Conn Social Security fraud crisis.AppalReD Le...

Project Renew Paralegal Position Opening in Somerset


  Project Renew Paralegal Position Opening in Somerset, KY AppalReD Legal Aid, a non-profit law firm, is recruiting a Project Renew paralegal for its Somerset office located at 108 College Street in Somerset, KY. This is a full-time po...

Pro Bono Volunteer Spotlight


The Eric C. Conn Social Security fraud resulted in thousands of low-income and deserving eastern Kentuckians losing their social security benefits. Sadly, the only thing they people did wrong was hire a prominent lawyer. The Conn crisis has been ...

Rosenburg Square Dedication


Prestonsburg dedicates corner of color to area advocates By Buddy Forbes Published: Mar. 14, 2024 at 7:14 PM EDT|Updated: Mar. 14, 2024 at 11:25 PM EDT PRESTONSBURG, Ky. (WYMT) -Rosenberg Square invites the Prestonsburg ...

Central Kentucky tenant advocates, homeless shelters say they’re in the middle of an eviction, housing crisis


Margaret Sites, a staff attorney with AppleRed Legal Aid who specializes in housing cases and eviction defense, has tracked each of last year’s eviction filings through weekly court dockets. 667 evictions have been filed in Madison County Circuit ...