We are happy to announce that we are once again proud sponsors of the Justice for Ale event held by the Legal Aid Justice Center!
Justice for Ale Event Details:
Thursday, June 12, 2018 from 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
1101 N Highland St,
Arlington, VA 22201
We will Raise a Glass to Justice and celebrate the work of our Immigrant Advocacy Program!
The Legal Aid Justice Center provides legal representation for low-income individuals in Virginia. Their mission is to serve those in our communities who have the least access to legal resources. See more about the Legal Aid Justice Center.
Andrew, Camille, and Kristi had a great time at the Legal Aid Justice Center’s dinner to support raising women out of poverty. What an amazing opportunity to hear about all the ways Legal Aid Justice Center is changing the Commonwealth for the better for those most in need! Partner Kristi Kelly Guzzo was the MC of the event, and Kelly Guzzo was proud to sponsor the event.
Kelly Guzzo in partnership with the Virginia Poverty Law Center is excited to announce that over 800 low-income Virginians will have judgments vacated and dismissed from a settlement challenging the lending practices of a local lender. Kelly Guzzo waived our attorneys’ fees and costs in order to negotiate an assignment of all judgments to the Virginia Poverty Law Center.
Article Written by Jeremy Lazarus RichmondFreePress.com
“Hundreds of low-income Richmond area residents will benefit from the settlement of a lawsuit challenging the lending practices of Advance ‘Til Payday, a company that charges up to 960 percent interest on loans of $100 to $300.
The settlement will result in the dismissal of at least 50 garnishment actions and 800 judgments that Advance ‘Til Payday had obtained in court against borrowers who defaulted on the loans, according to Jay Speer of the Virginia Poverty Law Center, which brought the suit.
“That’s the most important result,” said Mr. Speer, who teamed with Kristi Kelly Guzzoof the law firm of Kelly Guzzo of Fairfax.
“I think this is the first time that a company has agreed to turn over its judgments in a case like this,” he said.
He said the dismissal of the judgments could help improve the credit ratings of those involved.
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