Virginia State Bar

An agency of the Supreme Court of Virginia

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Pro Bono / Access to Legal Services

A Mission of the Virginia State Bar.

Resources for the Public

Virginia.freelegalanswers.org

This website provides Virginians of modest means with answers to many legal questions and is staffed by licensed Virginia lawers.
 

Free and Low Cost Legal Resources Pamphlet

Free and Low Cost Legal Resources in Virginia. A guide for helping low- and modest-income Virginians obtain legal services. (PDF file)
 

Veterans Resources

 

Civil Legal Aid Programs

2013 Legal Aid Office Service Area Map (PDF file)

Blue Ridge Legal Services – (540) 433-1830
Central Virginia Legal Aid Society – (804) 200-6046 or (804) 648-1012
Legal Aid Justice Center – (434) 977-0553
Legal Aid Society of Eastern Virginia – Administrative Office: (757) 627-5423, Central Intake: (757) 827-5078
Legal Aid Society of Roanoke Valley – (540) 344-2088
Legal Services of Northern Virginia – (703) 778-6800
Rappahannock Legal Services – (540) 371-1105
Southwest Virginia Legal Aid – (888) 201-2772
Virginia Legal Aid Society – (434) 455-3080
Virginia Poverty Law Center (serves the legal aid system through training, advocacy, and litigation support) – (804) 782-9430
VirginiaLegalAid.org (For more information about legal aid and pro bono representation)
Legal Services Corporation (independent 501 (c )(3)non-profit  that funds civil legal aid offices nationally)

You may also call 1-866-LEGLAID (1-866-534-5243) to reach your local legal aid office.

 

VA Law Help 2 Go

The VA Law Help 2 Go, (703) 293-5544 or www.valawhelp2go.org,  is a mobile-friendly platform that provides legal information in video format to the public. This project is unique because it allows users to select the desired legal content via SMS text messaging and view brief, informational videos (in English or Spanish) optimized for mobile devices. These videos provide information about common topics in the area of family, consumer, and housing law. A link at the end of each video directs the viewer to the Virginia statewide website for more information and to connect them with the appropriate legal aid provider in their area.

The VA Law Help 2 Go project is a collaboration between Legal Services of Northern Virginia (LSNV) and two other legal aid partner programs in Virginia, Blue Ridge Legal Services (BRLS), and the Virginia Legal Aid Society (VLAS).

 

Virginia Judicial System Court Self-Help website

A project of the Virginia Access to Justice Commission, the Virginia Judicial System Court Self-Help website addresses various case types and organizes information from the Virginia Judicial System Website and other sources into user friendly content areas.
 

Independent Pro Bono Legal Services Providers

  • CAIR Coalition (Capital Area Immigrants’ Rights) provides legal assistance for detained immigrants – adults and children – in the D.C. metropolitan area as well as training and support for immigrant advocacy groups and service providers. (202) 331-3320
  • Community Tax Law Project (Provides free legal help to low wage families and individuals with tax issues) – (804) 358-5855
  • Drive to Work (Provides assistance to low income or previously incarcerated persons to restore their driving privileges so they can drive to work and keep a job.) (877) 358-6727
  • Fairfax Law Foundation (Northern Virginia Pro Bono Law Center) conducts direct intake for low income residents of Fairfax County only in contested family law matters and non-profit organizations in Northern Virginia needing legal assistance.
  • Good Samaritan Advocates (Faith-based legal aid organization providing no cost legal assistance to low-income individuals in the greater Washington, DC area) – (703) 534-5740, ext. 524 (Fairfax County) and (703) 404-5034 (Loudon County)
  • Legal Information Network for Cancer (LINC) (Provides legal, financial and community resources to individuals confronted with issues arising from the diagnosis and treatment of cancer) – (804) 562-0371 ext. 101
  • Virginia Bar Association (VBA) assists Virginia service-members who are getting ready to deploy or are returning from deployment, find an attorney who will assist them or their family with their legal services needs on a pro bono or reduced fee basis. (804) 644-0041
  • Whitman-Walker Health provides free legal services to its clients, people living with HIV/AIDS, and members of the LGBT community with public benefits, immigration, wills/powers of attorney/healthcare directives, and debt collection matters. (202) 939-7627
  • Hogar Immigrant Services Its mission is to welcome the stranger by offering immigration legal assistance at a reduced rate to those who could not afford it otherwise. Hogar also hosts Naturalization Workshops every month. At each workshop, members of the Hogar Legal team, as well as trained attorney and non-attorney volunteers, are on hand to assist eligible legal permanent residents (LPRs) in completing naturalization applications. (703) 534-9805 or (571) 208-1572
  • Just Neighbors provides immigration legal services to low income immigrants in the northern Virginia area. Clients must make 200% or less of federal poverty guidelines and must live in northern Virginia to qualify for services. Just Neighbors has a special emphasis on humanitarian-based immigration cases and does not take: removal/deportation cases, asylum cases, family-based petitions. Clients interested in our services can be screened by calling 703-979-1240 Tuesday - Friday 9 am - 5 pm. 
  • Statewide Senior Legal Helpline, (844) 802-5910, is a toll-free line offering legal assistance and Advice for Virginians aged 60 or over. Topics covered by the Senior Helpline include long term care issues; public benefits such as Medicaid and SSI; guardianship and guardianship alternatives; age discrimination; financial exploitation; abuse and neglect; and some consumer issues. The Senior Helpline is a collaboration between the Virginia Poverty Law Center and the Virginia Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services.
     

Virginia Lawyer Referral Service

go to VLRS website

 

Virginia Indigent Defense Commission

Office locations
Contact information
VIDC website

 

Pro Bono Events

See Calendar of Meetings and Events