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Working to ensure equal justice under the law for all who live and work in Virginia
The Legal Aid Justice Center will offer free legal help to low-income clients who are having trouble navigating the driver’s license reinstatement process. We will help identify barriers to license restoration and provide advice.
Financial eligibility screening and residence in Charlottesville or the counties of Albemarle, Fluvanna, Greene, Louisa, or Nelson is required.
To schedule an appointment, contact:
The Legal Aid Justice Center
1000 Preston Avenue, Ste. A
Charlottesville, VA 22903
(434) 977-0553 ext. 113
Join the Legal Aid Justice Center and our community partners on April 15 for BankOn’s public launch!
April 15, 9:00 AM at City Space, 100 5th St NE
BankOn: “Financial Empowerment Tools for the Unbanked and Underbanked”
Learn about using the BankOn program to help promote Financial Empowerment in the Greater Charlottesville community.
Read more here.
Nationally recognized dementia expert Teepa Snow will be the featured speaker at this year's Senior Care Conference.
The Legal Aid Justice Center, in conjunction with co-sponsors the Virginia Medical Directors Association, the Alzheimer’s Association – Central & Western Virginia Chapter, and the Community Partnership for Improved Long-Term Care, will be holding "Caring for Our Elders," the Sixth Annual Community Senior Care Conference on April 16-17, 2013. The two-day conference will take place at the University Holiday Inn in Charlottesville, Va.
- Learn more about caring for persons with dementia;
- Encourage communication, the exchange of information and adoption of best practices among all those involved in senior care; and
- Recognize the challenges and celebrate the accomplishments of direct care workers in long-term care and caregivers from all settings.
We are all saddened at the recent passing of Jim Roche, a staunch advocate for elder care and valued member of the community. Jim's leadership and support were instrumental in launching the Community Partnership for Improved Long-Term Care. More about Jim's life and his many contributions to the community can be found in the Daily Progress. Read more.
The Legal Aid Justice Center and the Southern Poverty Law Center have won a judgment for more than $11 million against Eller & Sons Trees, Inc., and company owner Jerry Eller on behalf of more than 4,000 guestworkers. This decision resolves the latest case in a long-running campaign by foreign guestworkers who say they were cheated out of the wages they earned planting trees for the forestry industry. This judgment follows a 2010 settlement of similar claims by another group of guestworkers against Arkansas-based Superior Forestry Services, Inc., for $2.75 million. In both cases, foreign guestworkers on H-2B visas toiled throughout the southeastern United States planting pine seedlings.
Full press release.
Current Legal Aid Justice Center attorneys Erin Trodden, Tim Freilich, and Alex Gulotta worked on the case, along with former Legal Aid Justice Center attorneys Jim Knoepp, Mary Bauer, and Andrew Turner, as well as private attorney Brian Spears of Atlanta, Georgia.
The Southern Poverty Law Center previously published a report, Close to Slavery, about "systematically exploited and abused" guestworkers under the H-2 program.