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February 20, 2020 - 5:06 pm

By Bill Estep February 20, 2020 11:27 AM Eastern Kentucky’s most famous disbarred lawyer is going to be in prison a long time, but it looks like a rising country music star from the region will get a likeness of him to take home. The lawyer is Eric C...

February 17, 2020 - 10:38 am

A federal appeals court has upheld a lower court decision blocking states' requirements that people must work in order to receive Medicaid. Residents of Kentucky and Arkansas brought the action against Secretary of Health and Human Services Alex Azar,...

December 5, 2019 - 4:59 pm

Evan Smith is a public interest attorney and the Director of Advocacy for AppalReD, a nonprofit that gives free legal services in rural Appalachia. We spoke about what it’s like to work in rural America, the legal issues people face in that part of the...

December 5, 2019 - 4:51 pm

(WYMT) - A federal magistrate denied Eric C. Conn's motion to get out of prison. In October, Conn claimed in a handwritten document that the attorneys who represented him were ineffective. He also claimed the escape charge was not relevant to him...

December 2, 2019 - 10:19 am

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November 26, 2019 - 10:53 am

Survey highlights need for alternative approaches to help people navigate the courts Article November 19, 2019 By: Erika Rickard Topics: U.S. State Policy Projects: Civil Legal System Modernization Read time: 2 min Downloads Share Read Mode...

October 29, 2019 - 1:44 pm

By Amanda Robert November 1, 2019, 1:30 am CDT John Rosenberg likes to tell people we’re in a country where the rule of law means something, where no one is above the law. “Lawyers make a difference,” he says. “We have demonstrated in our work that...

October 11, 2019 - 3:24 pm

By Echo Gamel October 10, 2019   FLOYD COUNTY, Ky. (WTVQ) – Hundreds of former clients of disbarred Eastern Kentucky attorney Eric C. Conn are starting to get back their Social Security benefits. Attorney Ned Pillersdorf, who has...

September 17, 2019 - 8:57 am

By Campbell Robertson Sept. 14, 2019 FLEMING-NEON, Ky. — In the pre-dawn hours when all is dark and quiet, Amanda Lucas leaves her house and begins the long drive to her job at a hospital an hour away. In years past, it was the men who...

September 3, 2019 - 2:42 pm

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Army veteran Eugene Milligan is 75 years old and blind. He uses a wheelchair since losing half his right leg to diabetes and gets dialysis for kidney failure. And he has struggled to get enough to eat. Earlier this year, he ended up in...

July 31, 2019 - 9:05 am

Martha Bergmark On 7/18/19 at 10:45 AM EDT Opinion Civil rights Justice In America, we are raised with the promise of "justice for all." But after decades as a civil rights and civil legal aid lawyer, I know firsthand that our nation falls far...

July 15, 2019 - 9:46 am

By Andrew Strickler | July 14, 2019, 8:02 PM EDT By the summer of 2007, Johnny McIntosh could barely walk, much less hold down a job. At just 40 years old, McIntosh had a back injury from a public works job in his native eastern Kentucky, followed by a...

July 15, 2019 - 9:38 am

By Will Wright July 12, 2019 12:38 PM, Updated July 12, 2019 12:41 PM As black lung surges across Eastern Kentucky, clinic expands to meet demand. New Beginnings Pulmonary Rehab plans to double its number of clinics by early 2020 as black lung...

July 11, 2019 - 10:12 am

July 9, 2019   While the criminal justice side of the opioid epidemic has received significant attention, the civil legal issues it has caused have quietly smoldered into a raging inferno, overwhelming legal aid providers, families, social service...