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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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Ayuda
2755 Hartland Road, Suite 100
Falls Church, VA 22043
Phone: 703-444-7009
Web: http://www.ayuda.com
Offers holistic legal services and social services in a culturally-sensitive environment to low-income immigrant victims of domestic violence and sexual assault. They also help with immigration legal issues. For social services, they provide crisis intervention and comprehensive case management services, assisting clients with emergency and transitional shelter, food, clothing, medical and mental health care for themselves and their children, and individual or group therapy for VA’s immigrant residents who have experienced domestic violence and/or sexual assault.

Albemarle

Central Virginia Legal Aid Society - Charlottesville office
1000 Preston Avenue, Suite B
Charlottesville, VA 22903
Phone: 434- 296-8851
Phone: 1-800-390-9982 (Toll free)
Web: http://www.cvlas.org
Central Virginia Legal Aid Society (CVLAS) provides free civil legal services, including family law and domestic violence law services, to low-incoming people living in, or having problems arising in, the locations that it serves. You can see the areas of law they handle here: http://cvlas.org/our-services/. Serving: the city of Charlottesville, and the counties of Albemarle, Fluvanna, Louisa, Greene, and Nelson.

Arlington

Legal Services of Northern Virginia - Arlington office
3401 Columbia Pike, Suite 301
Arlington, VA 22204
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: Arlington.

Campbell

Virginia Legal Aid Society - Lynchburg office
513 Church Steet
Lynchburg, VA 24504
Phone: 434-846-1326
Fax: 434-846-3826
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 (Lynchburg) serves the City of Lynchburg and the counties of: Amherst, Appomattox, Campbell, and Halifax.

Dinwiddie

Central Virginia Legal Aid Society - Petersburg office
229 North Sycamore Street
Petersburg, VA 23803
Phone: 804-862-1100
Phone: 800-868-1012 (Toll free)
Web: http://www.cvlas.org
Central Virginia Legal Aid Society (CVLAS) provides free civil legal services, including family law and domestic violence law services, to low-incoming people living in, or having problems arising in, the locations that it serves. You can see the areas of law they handle here: http://cvlas.org/our-services/. Serving: the cities of Petersburg, Hopewell, and Colonial Heights, the town of Ettrick, and the counties of Surry, Prince George, Dinwiddie, and Charles City

Essex

Rappahannock Legal Services - Tappahannock office
PO Box 1662
311 Virginia Street
Tappahannock, VA 22560
Phone: 804-443-9393
Fax: 804-443-9394
Web: http://www.rapplegal.com/
Email: rlstapp@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: Westmoreland, Northumberland, Richmond, Lancaster, Essex, King and Queen, and King William counties.

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 - 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.

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

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.

Hampton

Legal Aid Society of Eastern Virginia - Peninsula Office
30 West Queens Way
Hampton, VA 23669
Hotline: 757- 827-5078 (Central intake phone number - to apply for help)
Phone: 757- 275-0080
Fax: 757- 275-0087
Web: http://www.laseva.org/
Legal Aid Society of Eastern Virginia (LASEV) helps low-income residents with various civil cases, including, but not limited to, the following: Divorce/Protective Orders; Custody/Visitation/Child Support; Landlord/Tenant Matters; SSI Appeals; Contracts and Warranties; Collections; Public Benefit Denials; Education; Powers of Attorney/Wills. (We do not offer legal assistance in criminal or traffic matters.)Serves the cities of Hampton, Newport News, Poquoson, and Williamsburg, and the counties of Gloucester, James City, Mathews, Middlesex, and York.

Henrico

Central Virginia Legal Aid Society - Richmond office
101 West Broad Street, Suite 101
Richmond, VA 23220
Phone: 804 648-1012
Phone: 800-868-1012 (Toll free)
Web: http://www.cvlas.org
Central Virginia Legal Aid Society (CVLAS) provides free civil legal services, including family law and domestic violence law services, to low-incoming people living in, or having problems arising in, the locations that it serves. You can see the areas of law they handle here: http://cvlas.org/our-services/. Serving: the city of Richmond and the counties of Chesterfield, Goochland, Hanover, Henrico, New Kent, and Powhatan.

Loudoun

Legal Services of Northern Virginia - Loudoun office
8A South Street, SW
Leesburg, VA 20175
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: Loudoun county.

Montgomery

Southwest Virginia Legal Aid Society - Christiansburg field office
155 Arrowhead Trail
Christiansburg, VA 24073
Hotline: Intake unit - to apply for help: 888-201-2772
Phone: 540-382-6157
Phone: 1-800-468-1366
Fax: 540-382-5981
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. Serving: Radford, and the counties of Floyd, Giles, Montgomery, and Pulaski.

Norfolk

Legal Aid Society of Eastern Virginia - Tidewater Office
125 St. Paul's Boulevard, Suite 400
Norfolk, VA 23510
Hotline: 757- 827-5078 (Central intake phone number - to apply for help)
Phone: 757-627-5423
Fax: 757-622-8102
Web: http://www.laseva.org/
Legal Aid Society of Eastern Virginia (LASEV) helps low-income residents with various civil cases, including, but not limited to, the following: Divorce/Protective Orders; Custody/Visitation/Child Support; Landlord/Tenant Matters; SSI Appeals; Contracts and Warranties; Collections; Public Benefit Denials; Education; Powers of Attorney/Wills. (We do not offer legal assistance in criminal or traffic matters.) Serves the cities of Norfolk and Portsmouth.

Pittsylvania

Virginia Legal Aid Society - Danville office
519 Main St.
Danville, VA 24541
Hotline: 866-534-5243 (to apply for legal help)
Phone: 434-799-3550
Fax: 434-799-5739
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 (Danville) serves the Cities of Danville and Martinsville and counties: Henry, Patrick, Pittsylvania.

Prince Edward county

Virginia Legal Aid Society - Farmville office
217 East Third St.
Farmville, VA 23901
Hotline: 1-866-534-5243 (to apply for help)
Phone: 434-392-8108
Fax: 434-392-5121
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 (Farmville) serves the following counties: Amelia, Buckingham, Charlotte, Cumberland, Lunenburg, Mecklenburg, Nottoway, Prince Edward, and Brunswick.

Prince William county

Legal Services of Northern Virginia - Prince William office
9240 Center Street
Manassas, VA 20110
Hotline: 703.778.6800 (intake line - to apply for help)
Phone: 866.534.5243 (for clients)
Fax: 703-368-5416
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: Prince William county.

Roanoke

Blue Ridge Legal Services, Inc. - Roanoke office
132 Campbell Ave., SW, Suite 300
Roanoke, VA 24011
Phone: 540-344-2080
Phone: 866-534-5243 (Toll free for clients only)
Fax: 540-344-8085
Web: http://www.brls.org
This Blue Ridge Legal Services, Inc. (BRLS) office works closely with the Legal Aid Society of Roanoke Valley (LASRV). As a result, BRLS clients sometimes may receive assistance form LASRV staff members. Contact the office between 9:00 and 11:45 a.m. Monday through Friday, and from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday. BRLS helps clients navigate legal issues associated with domestic violence and divorce, debt, landlord tenant disputes, and more by providing services ranging from legal advice to ongoing representation in court. BRLS does not handle criminal matters. Serves the cities of Bedford, Roanoke, and Salem, and the counties of Bedford, Botetourt, Craig, Franklin, and Roanoke.

Rockbridge

Blue Ridge Legal Services, Inc. - Lexington office
215 South Main Street
Lexington, VA 24450
Phone: 540-463-7334
Phone: 866-543-5243 (Toll free for clients ony)
Fax: 540-463-1029
Web: http://www.brls.org
This Blue Ridge Legal Services, Inc. (BRLS) office has staff available to provide you with assistance Monday through Friday between 8:30 a.m. and 1:30 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 cities of Buena Vista, Covington, and Lexington, and the counties of Alleghany, Bath, and Rockbridge.

Rockingham

Blue Ridge Legal Services, Inc. - Harrisonburg office
P.O. Box 551
204 North High Street
Harrisonburg, VA 22803
Phone: 540-433-1830
Phone: 1-800-237-0141 (Toll free for clients)
Fax: 540-433-2202
Web: http://www.brls.org
As the administrative headquarters of Blue Ridge Legal Services, Inc. (BRLS), staff are available to provide assistance Monday through Thursday from 9:00 am to 12:45 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. Serving the Shenandoah and Roanoke Valleys of Virginia.

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

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 - 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.

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.

Virginia Beach

Legal Aid Society of Eastern Virginia - Chesapeake Bay Office
291 Independence Boulevard
Pembroke 4, Suite 532
Virginia Beach, VA 23462
Hotline: 757- 827-5078 (Central intake phone number - to apply for help)
Phone: (757) 552-0026
Fax: (757) 552-0411
Web: http://www.laseva.org/
Legal Aid Society of Eastern Virginia (LASEV) helps low-income residents with various civil cases, including, but not limited to, the following: Divorce/Protective Orders; Custody/Visitation/Child Support; Landlord/Tenant Matters; SSI Appeals; Contracts and Warranties; Collections; Public Benefit Denials; Education; Powers of Attorney/Wills. (We do not offer legal assistance in criminal or traffic matters.) Serves the cities of Chesapeake and Virginia Beach, and the counties of Accomack and Northampton.

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