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Featured ArticlesIOLTA Innovations and the Foreclosure Crisis
By Sofia Ali-Khan
By the time the economy began to decline, several legal aid programs had already developed sophisticated practices to address the issues of low-income consumers, including, among other things, predatory lending to low-income homeowners. The growing volume of these cases was an indication that problematic sub-prime lending practices were on the rise.
Opening the Door: the West Virginia Fund for Law in the Public Interest
By Professor Charles R. DiSalvo
...the West Virginia Fund for Law in the Public Interest (“Fund”) was incorporated by a WVU law student and a WVU law professor. The initial aim of the organization was to fund permanent, full-time jobs at legal aid and similar organizations in West Virginia. Reality quickly set in, however, when the founders realized that such a goal was well beyond their initial financial reach.
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