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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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Smyth

Southwest Virginia Legal Aid Society - Castlewood field office
16932 W. Hills Dr.
P.O. Box 670
Castlewood, VA 24224
Hotline: Intake unit - to apply for help: 888-201-2772
Phone: 276-762-9354
Phone: 866-455-8716
Fax: 276-762-9356
Web: http://www.swvalegalaid.org/
Southwestern Virginia Legal Aid Society (SVLAS) helps clients with a number of civil legal issues, including: Consumer / Debt Collection; Custody & Child Support; Divorce; Domestic Violence; Employment; Housing; Public Benefits; and ​ Other Legal Problems. They do not handle criminal issues or traffic tickets.

Southwest Virginia Legal Aid Society - Marion field office
227 West Cherry Street
Marion, VA 24354
Hotline: Intake unit - to apply for help: 888-201-2772
Phone: 276-783-8300
Phone: 1-800-277-6754
Fax: 276-783-7411
Web: http://www.swvalegalaid.org/
Southwestern Virginia Legal Aid Society (SVLAS) helps clients with a number of civil legal issues, including: Consumer / Debt Collection; Custody & Child Support; Divorce; Domestic Violence; Employment; Housing; Public Benefits; and ​ Other Legal Problems. They do not handle criminal issues or traffic tickets. Serving: the cities of Galax and Bristol, and the counties of Smyth, Wythe, Bland, Washington, Grayson, Carroll.

Spotsylvania

Rappahannock Legal Services - Culpeper office
146 North Main Street
Culpeper, VA 22701
Phone: 540-825-3131
Fax: 540-825-3802
Web: http://www.rapplegal.com/
Email: rlsculp@rapplegal.com
Rappahannock Legal Services helps low-income clients with civil legal matters, such as certain family, administrative, housing, and consumer matters. The vast majority of RLS' cases are either family (primarily custody, support and domestic violence), consumer finance, income maintenance/health, or housing. For a full list of the types of cases they handle, go to the "Need help?" section of their website. Serving: Culpeper, Orange, Madison, Rappahannock, and Fauquier counties.

Legal Services of Northern Virginia - Fredericksburg office
500 Lafayette Blvd, Suite 140
Fredericksburg, VA 22401
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. Staff and volunteers provide legal advice, brief services, and representation in administrative hearings and in court.

Rappahannock Legal Services - Fredericksburg office
500 Lafayette Boulevard, Suite 100
Fredericksburg, VA 22401
Phone: 540-371-1105
Fax: 540-371-1114
Web: http://www.rapplegal.com/
Email: rlsfred@rapplegal.com
Rappahannock Legal Services helps low-income clients with civil legal matters, such as certain family, administrative, housing, and consumer matters. The vast majority of RLS' cases are either family (primarily custody, support and domestic violence), consumer finance, income maintenance/health, or housing. For a full list of the types of cases they handle, go to the "Need help?" section of their website. Serving: Fredericksburg, Stafford, Spotsylvania, King George, and Caroline counties.

Suffolk

Virginia Legal Aid Society - Suffolk office
155 E. Washington St.
Suffolk, VA 23434
Hotline: 1-866-534-5243 (to apply for help)
Phone: 757-539-3441
Fax: 757-539-5142
Web: http://www.vlas.org
Virginia Legal Aid Society (VLAS) provides free civil legal services to low-income Virginians, who reside in certain areas of the state. VLAS helps qualifying individuals address legal concerns via providing information, advice, and representation. Resources are provided for the following: Consumer; Criminal/Traffic; Education; Elder; Employment; Family/Domestic Violence; Health and Healthcare; Housing/Landlord Tenant; Public Benefits. VLAS (Suffolk) serves the Cities of Franklin, Suffolk, and Emporia and Counties: Isle of Wight, Southampton, Greensville and Sussex.

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