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Following is a list of some resources that you might find useful. Helpful information is also available at the State Bar's web site, or access general information and referral by dialing 211 or logging on to the 211 searchable resource data bank. 

Organization Telephone Services
WV State Bar Lawyer Referral Service (304) 558-7991 Low-cost legal consultation
Martindale.com   Search for attorneys by geographic area & field of practice.
WV State Bar Lawyer Information Service (800) 642-3617 Call Tuesdays, 6 to 8 p.m.
Lawyer Disciplinary Board (304) 558-7999 Investigates complaints regarding legal ethics
Legal Aid Society of West Virginia (304) 343-4481
(800) 642-8279
Legal services for low-income individuals Long Term Care Ombudsman: (800) 834-0598
Innocence Project (304) 293-7249 WVU, P.O. Box 6130, Morgantown, WV 26506 Investigates allegations of wrongful conviction.
Domestic Violence Counseling Center (304) 342-7752 Information & Referral for victims of domestic violence.
West Virginia Advocates (304) 346-0847
(800) 950-5250
Advocacy organization for persons with disabilities.
Wrightslaw.com   Special education information regarding law & advocacy.
WV EMS TSN: WV Emerg. Med. Serv. Tech. Suppt. Network, Inc. (304) 366-3022 Advocacy for persons with mental retardation and developmental disabilities.
Developmental Disabilities Information (304) 558-0627 Family support program
Equal Employment Opp. Comm. (EEOC) (800) 669-4000 Employment discrimination
WV Equal Employment Opportunity Officer (304) 558-0400 Employment discrimination (state employees)
WV Human Rights Commission
To report hate crimes call: (304) 558-0546 or (877) 421-5074
(304) 558-2616 Discrimination based on race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, age, or disability in places of public accommodation, housing, and employment.
WV Div. of Labor, Wage and Hour Section (304) 558-7890 Employee wage and hour rights
U.S. Dept. of Labor, Employ. Stds. Admin. (304) 347-5206 Employee wage and hour rights
Senior Legal Advice and Referral (800) 229-5068 Statewide program; legal advice & referrals for people 60 years of age and older.
Consumer Protection (304) 558-8986
(800) 368-8808
Information about a variety of consumer issues.
Child Protective Services Depends on county See telephone directory under West Virginia, State of; Health and Human Resources, Department of; Bureau for Children and Families; Local Offices.
Individuals representing themselves may find the following helpful: Going Solo: Representing Yourself in the West Virginia Courts, also available on-line or by calling (304) 558-0145.

 

 

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