New Lending Rules Will Protect Troops from Predatory Lending

The following is blog post from VPLC’s Director of Outreach and Financial Advocacy, Dana Wiggins: Today the Obama Administration and Department of Defense came out with proposed changes to the Military Lending Act that would plug loopholes being used by lenders that exploit members of the military. We doubt that anyone can seriously argue that […]

If you are Asking Why a Survivor Stays, you are Asking the Wrong Question

The following is a blog post from VPLC’s domestic and sexual violence attorney, Susheela Varky: I was in the doctor’s office yesterday, about to be prepped for a routine procedure. The two nurses who just verified my information and injected an IV into my arm went back to the nurse’s station. “He punched her, and […]

Grant Allows Obamacare Enrollment Help to Continue in Southwest Virginia

By Laurence Hammack, The Roanoke Times Federal officials announced new funding Monday for a program that helps Virginians sign up for health insurance through the Affordable Care Act, including at offices in Roanoke and Christiansburg. A grant of nearly $1.3 million to the Virginia Poverty Law Center will allow it to continue with its enrollment […]

Rural Enrollment Presents Continuing Health Law Challenges

By Shefali Luthra, Kaiser Health News Americans living in rural areas will be a key target as states and nonprofit groups strategize how to enroll more people in health law insurance plans this fall. Though millions of people signed up for private insurance or Medicaid in the first year of the Affordable Care Act, millions […]

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Jay Speer and Kristi Cahoon Kelly Named to 2014 Class of “Leaders in the Law”

Virginia Lawyers Media, the publisher of Virginia Lawyers Weekly, has announced the 2014 class of “Leaders in the Law.” Now in its ninth year, this awards program recognizes the lawyers across the commonwealth who are setting the standard for other lawyers in Virginia. “Leaders” are recognized for changing the law, serving the community, changing practice or […]

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