Virginia Legal Aid And Pro Bono Services

What Is Legal Aid And Pro Bono Services?

Legal aid and Pro Bono services help low-income people by offering legal advice and services for those who are unable to afford them. As legal fees rise, fewer people are able to afford legal services such as eviction, divorce, bankruptcy, and employment matters. Each legal aid provider listed below offers a limited menu of services, so it is advised that you contact them before applying for assistance.

How To Qualify For Legal Aid?

To receive legal aid you must first establish that you have a legitimate legal trouble for which legal aid can assist you with and that your income is low enough to qualify for such assistance.

What Are Legal Lenders?

For those who cannot qualify for legal aid, but still require immediate help, there are legal lenders that offer a variety of ways of borrowing money in emergency situations.

What If My Family Requires Other Emergency Services?

If you can’t qualify for legal aid but require other types of emergency services such as local shelters, home voucher (section 8 housing), cash assistance, access to local food banks, and how to apply for food stamps, visit the GotTrouble Financial Hardship section for your state>>

Virginia Legal Aid And Pro Bono Services

Latino Workers’ Advocacy Project
Primary Address: P O Box 17322
City: Arlington
State: VA
Zipcode: 22216
General Phone: 202-216-2086
Counties Served: Arlington
Case Types: Employment
Other Case Types: Other issues affecting workers (consumer, etc) on occasion.
Web Site: http://home.us.net/~advocacy

Charlottesville City

Central Virginia Legal Aid Society Piedmont Office
Primary Address: 1000 Preston Avenue B
City: Charlottesville
State: VA
Zipcode: 22903
General Phone: 434-296-8851
Counties Served: Albemarle, Charlottesville City, Fluvanna, Greene, Nelson, Louisa
Organization Email: cvlas@cvlas.org

Legal Aid Justice Center
Primary Address: 1000 Preston Avenue A
City: Charlottesville
State: VA
Zipcode: 22903
General Phone: 434-977-0553
Fax: 434-977-0558
Intake Phone: 434-977-0553
Counties Served: Albemarle, Charles City, Charlottesville City, Chesterfield, Colonial Heights City, Dinwiddie, Fluvanna, Goochland, Greene, Hanover, Henrico, Hopewell City, Louisa, Nelson, New Kent, Petersburg City, Powhatan, Prince George, Richmond, Surry
Case Types: Community Economic Development, Consumer, Education, Elder Law, Employment, Health, Housing, Immigration, Individual Rights, Juvenile, Public Benefits, Real Estate, Wills
Case Restrictions: Reside or have problem in our service area. No criminal cases. Generally maximum gross income must be below 187.5% of the federal poverty guidelines; exceptions for special projects; prospective clients should be encouraged to apply.
Web Site: http://www.justice4all.org
Organization Email: info@justice4all.org

City of Falls Church

Legal Services Northern Virginia
Primary Address: 6400 Arlington Blvd
City: Falls Church
State: VA
Zipcode: 22042
General Phone: 703-534-4343
Fax: 703-532-3990
Intake Phone: 703-532-3733
Counties Served: Alexandria City, Arlington, Fairfax, Loudon, Prince William
Case Types: AIDS/HIV, Adoption, Bankruptcy, Consumer, Child Custody, Dissolution of Marriage, Domestic Violence, Education, Elder Law, Employment, Health, Housing, Individual Rights, Juvenile, Public Benefits, Real Estate, Termination of Parental Rights, Wills
Case Restrictions: LSC restrictions, undocumented alients, class actions, drugs in public housing
Web Site: http://members.aol.com/lsnvmain

City of Lynchburg

Virginia Legal Aid Society, Inc.
Primary Address: 513 Church St
City: Lynchburg
State: VA
Zipcode: 24505
General Phone: 434-528-4722
Fax: 434-528-3571
Intake Phone: 866-534-5243
Counties Served: Amelia, Amherst, Appomattox, Brunswick, Buckingham, Campbell, Charlotte, Cumberland, Greensville, Halifax, Henry, Isle Of Wight, Lunenburg, Mecklenburg, Nottoway, Patrick,Pittsylvania, Prince Edward, Southampton, Sussex
Case Types: Adoption, Bankruptcy, Community Economic Development, Consumer, Child Custody, Dissolution of Marriage, Domestic Violence, Education, Elder Law, Employment, Health, Housing, Individual Rights, Public Benefits, Real Estate, Torts, Wills
Other Case Types: Medical and General Powers of Attorney, Pensions.
Case Restrictions: LSC restrictions apply: client income must generally be below 125% of poverty or below 187.5% with conditions, and be in U.S. legally.
Web Site: http://www.vlas.org

City of Winchester

Blue Ridge Legal Services, Inc. Winchester Branch
Primary Address: PO Box 436
City: Winchester
State: VA
Zipcode: 22604-0436
General Phone: 540-662-5021
Fax: 540-622-5038
Intake Phone: 800-678-5021
Counties Served: Clarke, Frederick, Shenandoah, Warren
Case Types: Bankruptcy, Consumer, Dissolution of Marriage, Housing, Wills
Case Restrictions: Must be within program priorities.

Culpeper

Rappahannock Legal Services, Inc. Culpeper Branch Office
Primary Address: 314 N West St
City: Culpeper
State: VA
Zipcode: 22701
General Phone: 540-825-3131
Fax: 540-825-3802
Intake Phone: 540-825-3131
Counties Served: Culpeper, Fauquier, Madison, Orange, Rappahannock
Case Types: Bankruptcy, Consumer, Child Custody, Dissolution of Marriage, Domestic Violence, Elder Law, Employment, Health, Housing, Individual Rights, Public Benefits, Wills
Case Restrictions: LSC guidelines, no criminal, election re-districting, abortion rights or fee-generating cases (except under certain conditions), no class action law suits.
Web Site: http://www.rapplegal.com/

Fairfax

Fairfax Bar Foundation
Primary Address: 4080 Chain Bridge Rd Rm 303
City: Fairfax
State: VA
Zipcode: 22030
General Phone: 703-246-3779
Fax: 703-273-1274
Counties Served: Fairfax
Case Types: Adoption, Community Economic Development, Consumer, Child Custody, Dissolution of Marriage, Employment, Housing, Wills
Case Restrictions: We generally use the local legal services program financial restrictions of 187.5% of the federal poverty guidelines.
Web Site: http://www.fairfaxbar.org

Good Samaritan Advocates
Primary Address: P.O. Box 11053
City: McClean
State: VA
Zipcode: 22102
General Phone: 703-761-5014
Counties Served: Fairfax, Alexandria, Arlington, Loudon
Other Case Types: General Advice on most civil matters. Serves Fairfax, Alexandrian, Arlington (703-534-5740 ext 524), Loudon (703-404-5034) counties and the City of Alexandria in Virgina as well as Montgomery County (301-869-2800) in Maryland
Case Restrictions: Cannot provide full-scope emergency representation.
Web Site: http://www.goodsamaritanadvocates.org
Organization Email: intake@gsadvocates.org

Legal Services Northern Virginia (Fairfax)
Primary Address: 4080 Chain Bridge Road 2nd Floor
City: Fairfax
State: VA
Zipcode: 22030
General Phone: 703-246-4500
Fax: 703-273-6476
Intake Phone: 703-246-4500
Counties Served: Arlington, Fairfax, Loudoun, Prince William
Case Types: Adoption, Bankruptcy, Community Economic Development, Consumer, Child Custody, Dissolution of Marriage, Domestic Violence, Education, Elder Law, Employment, Health, Housing, Individual Rights, Public Benefits, Termination of Parental Rights, Wills
Other Case Types: Low Income Tax Assistance
Case Restrictions: Financial eligibility depends upon city/county of residence and upon the funding program (e.g., Title III) under which services are to be provided. See www.ldnv.org for more details.
Web Site: http://www.lsnv.org
Organization Email: rhatchl@lsnv.org

Potomac Legal Aid Society, Inc.
Primary Address: 6400 Arlington Blvd 600
City: Falls Church
State: VA
Zipcode: 22042
General Phone: 703-532-2525
Fax: 703-532-4998
Intake Phone: 866-534-5243
Counties Served: Arlington, Caroline, Culpeper, Essex, Fairfax, Fauquier, King And Queen, King George, King William, Lancaster, Loudoun, Madison, Northumberland, Orange, Prince William, Rappahannock, Richmond, Spotsylvania,, Westmoreland
Case Types: Bankruptcy, Consumer, Child Custody, Dissolution of Marriage, Domestic Violence, Education, Elder Law, Employment, Health, Housing, Individual Rights, Public Benefits, Wills
Case Restrictions: LSC grantee: financial restrictions and restrictions on services to illegal aliens and restricted from representing in criminal and traffic matters.
Web Site: http://www.potomaclegalaid.info
Organization Email: admin@potomaclegalaid.org

Fredericksburg

Rappahannock Legal Services
Primary Address: PO Box 1662
City: Tappahannock
State: VA
Zipcode: 22560
General Phone: 804-443-9393
Fax: 804-443-9394
Intake Phone: 800-572-3094
Counties Served: Essex, King And Queen, King William, Lancaster, Northumberland, Richmond, Westmoreland
Case Types: Bankruptcy, Consumer, Child Custody, Domestic Violence, Education, Employment, Health, Housing, Individual Rights, Public Benefits, Wills
Case Restrictions: Priorities
Web Site: http://www.rapplegal.com/

Rappahannock Legal Services, Inc. Private Attorney Involvement Program
Primary Address: 910 Princess Anne St
City: Fredericksburg
State: VA
Zipcode: 22401-5844
General Phone: 540-371-1105
Fax: 540-371-1114
Intake Phone: 540-371-1105
Counties Served: Caroline, Colonial Heights City, Culpeper, Essex, Fauquier, King And Queen, King George, King William, Lancaster, Madison, Northumberland, Orange, Rappahannock, Richmond, Spotsylvania, Stafford, Westmoreland
Case Types: AIDS/HIV, Bankruptcy, Consumer, Child Custody, Domestic Violence, Education, Elder Law, Health, Housing, Immigration, Individual Rights, Public Benefits, Real Estate, Termination of Parental Rights, Wills
Web Site: http://www.rapplegal.com/

Hampton

Legal Aid Society Of Eastern Virginia
Primary Address: 125 St. Paul’s Boulevard Ste 400
City: Norfolk
State: VA
Zipcode: 23510
General Phone: 757-627-5423
Fax: 757-622-8102 757-627-7583
Intake Phone: 866-534-5243
Counties Served: Accomack, Chesapeake, Gloucester, Hampton, Isle of Wight, James City, Mathews, Middlesex, Newport News, Norfolk, Northampton, Portsmouth, Virginia Beach, Williamsburg, York
Case Types: Bankruptcy, Consumer, Dissolution of Marriage, Domestic Violence, Education, Elder Law, Employment, Family Law, Housing, Wills
Case Restrictions: All restrictions applicable to legal services funding.

Montgomery

Southwest Virginia Legal Aid Society
Primary Address: 155 Arrowhead Trl
City: Christiansburg
State: VA
Zipcode: 24073-3163
General Phone: 540-382-6157
Fax: 540-382-5981
Counties Served: Floyd, Giles, Montgomery, Pulaski
Case Types: Bankruptcy, Consumer, Child Custody, Dissolution of Marriage, Domestic Violence, Elder Law, Employment, Health, Housing, Public Benefits, Termination of Parental Rights, Wills

Petersburg

Central Virginia Legal Aid Society (Petersburg Office)
Primary Address: 10 Bollingbrook St
City: Petersburg
State: VA
Zipcode: 23803-4549
General Phone: 804-648-1012
Fax: 804-861-4311
Intake Phone: 804-648-1012
Counties Served: Albemarle, Charles City, Chesterfield, Dinwiddie, Fluvanna, Goochland, Greene, Hanover, Henrico, Louisa, Nelson, New Kent, Powhatan, Prince George, Surry
Case Types: Adoption, Bankruptcy, Consumer, Child Custody, Dissolution of Marriage, Domestic Violence, Elder Law, Employment, Health, Housing, Juvenile, Public Benefits, Wills
Case Restrictions: Must meet federal income poverty guidelines unless 60-plus (for Southside clients only)
Web Site: http://www.cvlas.org
Organization Email: cvlasall@cvlas.org

Richmond City

Central Virginia Legal Aid Society
Primary Address: 101 West Broad Street 101
City: Richmond
State: VA
Zipcode: 23220
General Phone: 804-648-1012
Fax: 804-649-8794
Intake Phone: 804-648-1012
Counties Served: Charles City, Chesterfield, Goochland, Hanover, Henrico, New Kent, Petersburg City, Powhatan, Richmond City
Case Types: Adoption, Bankruptcy, Consumer, Child Custody, Dissolution of Marriage, Domestic Violence, Elder Law, Employment, Housing, Public Benefits, Wills
Other Case Types: Social Security Disability Benefits
Case Restrictions: Clients have to meet the Legal Services Corporation (LSC) financial eligibility guidelines; no fee generating cases; no criminal cases; no traffice cases.
Web Site: http://www.cvlas.org

Roanoke City

Blue Ridge Legal Services, Inc
Primary Address: 420 Campbell Avenue SW
City: Roanoke
State: VA
Zipcode: 24016
General Phone: 540-344-2080
Counties Served: Bedford, Botetourt, Craig, Franklin, Roanoke, Roanoke City

Rockingham

Blue Ridge Legal Services, Inc.
Primary Address: P.O. Box 551
City: Harrisonburg
State: VA
Zipcode: 22803
General Phone: 540-433-1830
Fax: 540-433-2202
Intake Phone: 866-534-5243
Counties Served: Alleghany, Augusta , Bath, Bedford, Botetourt, Clarke, Craig , Franklin, Frederick , Rockingham
Case Types: Adoption, Bankruptcy, Community Economic Development, Consumer, Child Custody, Dissolution of Marriage, Domestic Violence, Education, Elder Law, Employment, Health, Housing, Public Benefits, Wills
Case Restrictions: We generally use 125% of the federal povery guidelines to measure adjusted household income; for non-domestic violence family law cases, we use 100% of the guidelines.
Web Site: http://www.brls.org
Organization Email: info@brls.org

Russell

Client Centered Legal Services of Southwest Virginia
Primary Address: PO Box 829
City: Norton
State: VA
Zipcode: 24273
General Phone: 540-762-5501
Fax: 540-762-7129
Counties Served: Buchanan, Dickenson, Lee, Norton City, Russell, Scott, Tazewell
Case Types: Bankruptcy, Consumer, Child Custody, Dissolution of Marriage, Domestic Violence, Housing, Individual Rights, Public Benefits, Termination of Parental Rights
Case Restrictions: We have case acceptance policies which reflect impact on client; low impact on real life, unlikely to accept.

Smyth

Southwest Virginia Legal Aid Society
Primary Address: 227 W Cherry St
City: Marion
State: VA
Zipcode: 24354-2535
General Phone: 276-783-8300
Fax: 276-783-7411
Intake Phone: 888-201-2772
Counties Served: Bland, Bristol, Buchanan, Carroll, Dickenson, Floyd, Galax City, Giles, Grayson, Lee, Montgomery, Norton City, Pulaski, Radford City, Russell, Scott, Smyth, Tazewell, Washington, Wise, Wythe
Case Types: Bankruptcy, Consumer, Child Custody, Dissolution of Marriage, Domestic Violence, Elder Law, Employment, Health, Housing, Public Benefits
Case Restrictions: Legal Services Corporation restrictions.
Web Site: http://www.svlas.org
Organization Email: svlas@svlas.org

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