Jay Speer

Jay Speer

Jay Speer is executive director of the Virginia Poverty Law Center, a Richmond nonprofit committed to leading and coordinating efforts to seek justice in civil legal matters for lower-income Virginians.


‘Fraudster preys on the poor:’ an all too familiar story

By: - July 17, 2018

A recent headline from Lawyers Weekly (referencing a Richmond Times-Dispatch article) reads: Fraudster preyed on the poor. “A self-proclaimed credit consultant has been sentenced to 12 years in prison for ripping off debt-troubled customers in Chesterfield County,” the story says.   As any legal-aid attorney will tell you, this is a familiar story.  Fraudsters prey […]