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Va. project to link attorneys, low-income clients

Friday - 1/13/2012, 5:34am  ET

RICHMOND, Va. - A pilot project in Virginia will match low-income clients with volunteer attorneys.

Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli on Thursday introduced the JusticeServer program, which is expected to assistant at least 1,500 clients annually.

The program is a partnership among Capital One, the Central Virginia Legal Aid Society, the law firm of McGuireWoods, the Legal Aid Justice Center, and the Greater Richmond Bar Foundation.

Cuccinelli says the program is expected to provide more one-on-one counseling and reduce case backlogs.


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