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Where to Find Help

UPDATED November 21, 2016

Legal Assistance

Virginia

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Included in this list are organizations that provide free or low-cost legal services to victims of abuse and others who qualify.  Even if the organization does not have a lawyer available to represent you in court, you may want to ask if there is a lawyer who you can consult with to get advice.  Please note that we list the organizations by the town/city or county where the office is located – however, many offices may likely serve multiple counties.  We indicate the “counties served” whenever possible.  You can click the blue “View All” button to look through the complete list of organizations.

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Fairfax

Legal Services of Northern Virginia - Alexandria office
121 N. Washington St., Suite 300A
Alexandria, VA 22314
Hotline: 703.778.6800 (intake line - to apply for help)
Phone: 866.534.5243 (for clients)
Web: http://www.lsnv.org/
Legal Services of Northern Virginia (LSNV) is a full service, non-profit law firm that aims to give free quality legal assistance to elderly, disabled, or low-income individuals. We provide services regarding Consumer Law; Elder Law; Family Law; Housing Law; Public Benefits; Child Advocacy & Education Law; Veterans Law Project; and Support for Re-Entry and Return to Communities. Serving: City of Alexandria. Staff and volunteers provide legal advice, brief services, and representation in administrative hearings and in court.

Legal Services of Northern Virginia - Route 1 office
8305 Richmond Highway, Suite 17B
Alexandria, VA 22309
Hotline: 703.778.6800 (intake line - to apply for help)
Phone: 866.534.5243 (for clients)
Web: http://www.lsnv.org/
Legal Services of Northern Virginia (LSNV) is a full service, non-profit law firm that aims to give free quality legal assistance to elderly, disabled, or low-income individuals. We provide services regarding Consumer Law; Elder Law; Family Law; Housing Law; Public Benefits; Child Advocacy & Education Law; Veterans Law Project; and Support for Re-Entry and Return to Communities. Serving: City of Alexandria. Staff and volunteers provide legal advice, brief services, and representation in administrative hearings and in court. Serves: Fairfax County

Legal Services of Northern Virginia - Fairfax office
4080 Chain Bridge Road
First floor
Fairfax, VA 22030
Hotline: 703.778.6800 (intake line - to apply for help)
Phone: 866.534.5243 (for clients)
Web: http://www.lsnv.org/
LSNV is a full service, non-profit law firm that aims to give free quality legal assistance to elderly, disabled, or low-income individuals. We provide services regarding Consumer Law; Elder Law; Family Law; Housing Law; Public Benefits; Child Advocacy & Education Law; Veterans Law Project; and Support for Re-Entry and Return to Communities. Staff and volunteers provide legal advice, brief services, and representation in administrative hearings and in court. Serving: the City and County of Fairfax.

Tahirih Justice Center
6402 Arlington Blvd, Suite 300
Falls Church, VA 22042
Phone: 571-282-6161
Fax: 571-282-6162
Web: http://www.tahirih.org/
Email: greaterdc@tahirih.org
The Tahirih Justice Center works to protect immigrant women and girls seeking justice in the United States from gender-based violence. This center distributes its pro bono resources to provide a combination of legal services, advocacy, and public education programs. Tahirih’s holistic, client-centered legal services include screening, assessment, counsel and advice, and/or full-scale legal representation. Our staff are experts in the areas of Gender-based asylum (for individuals who have suffered or fear that they will suffer persecution in their home country); Violence Against Women’s Act Petitions (for battered spouses, parents, and/or children); T Visas (for survivors of trafficking); U Visas (for survivors of certain types of crimes on U.S. soil); Special Immigrant Juvenile Status (for abused, abandoned, or neglected children). We also have a Forced Marriage Initiative to assist individuals facing or fleeing forced marriage in the United States or abroad. In addition to addressing our clients’ immediate physical needs, we also prioritize their mental and emotional well-being by providing regular Safety planning; Supportive counseling; and Mental health screenings. By providing social services to our clients, we help them stabilize their day-to-day lives and promote their safety and well-being as they pursue justice in the legal system.

Frederick

Blue Ridge Legal Services, Inc. - Winchester office
P.O. Box 436
303 S. Loudoun St., Suite D
Winchester, VA 22604
Phone: 504-662-5021
Phone: 1-800-678-5021 (Toll free for clients)
Fax: 540-662-5038
Web: http://www.brls.org
This Blue Ridge Legal Services, Inc. (BRLS) office has staff available to assist you Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays between 9:00 a.m. and 2 p.m. BRLS helps clients navigate legal issues associated with domestic violence and divorce, debt, land-lord tenant disputes, and more by providing services ranging from legal advice to ongoing representation in court. BRLS does not handle criminal matters. Serves the City of Winchester and the counties of Clarke, Frederick, northern Shenandoah, and Warren.

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