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May 8, 2018 - 2:23 pm

By Bill Estep bestep@herald-leader.com May 07, 2018 11:44 AM Updated May 07, 2018 04:31 PM A request to dismiss charges against disbarred attorney Eric C. Conn that could carry a cumulative 255-year sentence should be denied, a federal magistrate...

April 9, 2018 - 9:34 am

(AP) A study by a legal aid group found that Virginia residents forced to defend themselves in civil lawsuits are at a huge disadvantage. John Whitfield, executive director of Blue Ridge Legal Services, presented the findings April 4 to the Virginia...

April 9, 2018 - 9:02 am

By EMILY BADGER and QUOCTRUNG BUI APRIL 7, 2018 Nearly one million American households received eviction judgments in 2016 in new data spanning dozens of states. Candace Williams was evicted in Richmond, Va., which has one of the highest eviction rates...

March 26, 2018 - 11:42 am

The omnibus spending bill passed by Congress on Thursday includes not only funding for the Legal Services Corporation but a raise as well. According to a press release from the American Bar Association, the legislation provides $410 million to LSC for...

March 22, 2018 - 9:17 am

CHARLESTON – Legal Aid of West Virginia is working to help former clients of Eric C. Conn, the Kentucky attorney who is accused of helping obtain disability benefits for people who might not have actually qualified for them. As investigators continue to...

March 13, 2018 - 3:08 pm

FLOYD COUNTY, Ky. (WYMT) - Work continues to help former Eric C. Conn clients and this week the attorneys representing clients are getting extra help from college students. Nine law students from the University of Kentucky and Notre Dame are in Eastern...

March 13, 2018 - 3:06 pm

PIKE COUNTY, Ky. A public informational meeting is scheduled this week for former Eric C. Conn clients. Attorney Ned Pillersdorf says notices are being sent out to more than 1,900 former clients, asking for medical records within 30 days. Pillersdorf...

March 12, 2018 - 1:32 pm

Notre Dame law students are visiting us this week.  They will assist with pro se clinics, visit the Mud Creek...

March 1, 2018 - 3:00 pm

By ABIGAIL GIBSON Staff Writer - MEDICAL LEADER PIKEVILLE — Each month, the Pikeville Community Kitchen hosts a free all-you-can-eat community lunch for the public. Since the organization was established last July they have served more than 6,000 lunches. “...

February 27, 2018 - 10:17 am

Andrew Wolfson, Louisville Courier Journal Published 6:39 a.m. ET Feb. 23, 2018 (Photo: Moises Castillo, AP) CONNECTTWEETLINKEDINCOMMENTEMAILMORE Looking for a lawyer? It is a little easier now to find out how long an attorney has been...

February 20, 2018 - 3:18 pm

Lack of dental care through Medicaid not only harms people’s health, but has negative economic implications as well. By Austin Frakt Feb. 19, 2018 A free dental clinic in Seattle's Key Arena in 2016. Many Americans lack basic access to dental...

February 20, 2018 - 10:11 am

FLOYD COUNTY, Ky. (WYMT) - Mountain Comprehensive Care Center opened a new low-income/transitional housing facility in Prestonsburg. The Dogwood Apartments are located on South Lake Drive. There are 20 apartments total,18 one bedroom and 2 that are...

February 15, 2018 - 3:12 pm

Posted by Shawn Allen on February 14, 2018 in Latest News “Really shouldn’t wait until they get a hearing date, shouldn’t wait for any reason. Once they get that letter that’s the time to start acting.” PRESTONSBURG, KY.–  Earlier this...

February 13, 2018 - 11:25 am

About 2000 more former clients of Attorney Eric C. Conn are facing a review of their eligibility for Social Security Disability and SSI benefits because of possible fraud.  Those people will be receiving notices informing them of the review and giving...