Public Defender Teresa McCune '80 Receives $1 Million in Funding for Legal Aid of WV
Friday, June 15, 2012
Posted by: Max Rodriguez
Mingo County Public Defender Teresa McCune '80 received $1 million in funding for Legal Aid of West Virginia. The $1 million in financial assistance was made possible by a
class-action settlement in which the State of WV participated in a
lawsuit against nationally accredited banks and financial organizations
that were found guilty of illegal home foreclosures and unfair housing
practices. In exchange for the funding from the Attorney
General’s office, Legal Aid of WV has agreed to provide mortgage and
litigation help for homeowners who experienced the foreclosures
throughout WV who meet the income guidelines and other requirements set
by the state.
McCune had recently received financial assistance for the local
office from the Mingo County Commission, and said she wanted to voice
her appreciation of their concern and support.
was very concerned when they were told the office was in a financial
crunch,” stated McCune. "We were grateful they agreed to provide funding
"Legal Aid is a very important service to the
community and I’m relieved that we have secured this $1 million in
assistance that will allow the local office to be operational for the
next three years without worries about how that will be possible,”
remarked the attorney.
"All 11 Legal Aid of WV offices across the
state will receive funding out of the $1 million, but the bulk of it
has been earmarked for the Logan-Mingo office.”
Read more in The Williamson Daily News, "WV Attorney General secures $1 million for Legal Aid"