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Norfolk and Portsmouth Public Housing Dockets

Legal Aid attorneys are available on the third Thursday of every month for the Portsmouth Redevelopment and Housing Authority public housing docket at the Portsmouth General District Court, 1345 Court Street, Portsmouth, Virginia.  The next PRHA docket will be March 1, at 10 a.m., but will thereafter be on the third Thursday beginning in April at 10 a.m.

Legal Aid attorneys are also present at the Norfolk Redevelopment and Housing Authority public housing docket at the Norfolk General District Court, 150 St. Paul's Blvd., Norfolk, Virginia, every fourth Thursday at 11 a.m.  The next NRHA docket day is February 22, at 11 a.m.

Legal Aid in the Community

Upcoming Southside Outreach Events

February 21, 9:30 a.m., Portsmouth Volunteers for the Homeless, 800 Williamsburg Ave # B, Portsmouth, VA 23704.  Attorney Jesse Zajac will be available to provide free consultation, advice, and intake for services.

February 26, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m., Basilica of St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception, 232 Chapel Street, Norfolk, VA  23504, Executive Director, Ray Hartz, and Deputy/Litigation Director, Sarah Black, will be available to provide free consultation, advice, and intake for services.

February 26, 2 - 4 p.m., Eastern Shore Chapel Pantry, 2020 Laskin Road, Virginia Beach, Virginia 23454, Attorney Samantha Bull will be available to provide free consultation, advice, and intake for services.

February 28, 9:30 a.m., Star of the Sea Catholic Church, 309 15th St, Virginia Beach, VA 23451, Executive Director, Ray Hartz, will be available to provide free consultation, advice, and intake for services.

February 26, N.E.S.T. location, Attorneys Melissa Bonfiglio and David Rivard will be available to provide free consultation, advice, and intake for services.

February 26, C.A.S.T. location, Social Worker, Pamela Davis will be availble to conduct intake for services.

March 2, 9:30 a.m., Union Mission Men's Shelter, 5100 E Virginia Beach Blvd, Norfolk, VA 23502, Attorney Kevin Briggs will be available to provide free consultation, advice, and intake for services.

March 5, C.A.S.T. location, Social Worker, Pamela Davis will be availble to conduct intake for services.

March 7, 2018, 11 a.m., LGBT Life Center, Park Place Multipurpose Center, 606 W. 29th Street, Norfolk, VA 23508.  Attorney Jesse Zajac will be speaking to event participants about their legal rights.

March 12, N.E.S.T. location, Attorneys Melissa Bonfiglio and David Rivard will be available to provide free consultation, advice, and intake for services.

March 12, C.A.S.T. location, Social Worker, Pamela Davis will be availble to conduct intake for services.

March 13, 9:30 a.m., Lighthouse Center, 825 18th St, Virginia Beach, VA 23451, Executive Director, Ray Hartz, will be available to provide free consultation, advice, and intake for services.

March 19, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m., Basilica of St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception, 232 Chapel Street, Norfolk, VA  23504, Executive Director, Ray Hartz, and Deputy/Litigation Director, Sarah Black, will be available to provide free consultation, advice, and intake for services.

March 19, C.A.S.T. location, Social Worker, Pamela Davis will be availble to conduct intake for services.

March 21, 9:30 a.m., Star of the Sea Catholic Church, 309 15th St, Virginia Beach, VA 23451, Executive Director, Ray Hartz, will be available to provide free consultation, advice, and intake for services.

March 26, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m., Basilica of St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception, 232 Chapel Street, Norfolk, VA  23504, Executive Director, Ray Hartz, and Deputy/Litigation Director, Sarah Black, will be available to provide free consultation, advice, and intake for services.

March 26, N.E.S.T. location, Attorneys Melissa Bonfiglio and David Rivard will be available to provide free consultation, advice, and intake for services.

March 26, C.A.S.T. location, Social Worker, Pamela Davis will be availble to conduct intake for services.

April 6, 9:30 a.m., Union Mission Men's Shelter, 5100 E Virginia Beach Blvd, Norfolk, VA 23502, Attorney Kevin Briggs will be available to provide free consultation, advice, and intake for services.

Who We Are

Who We Are

Founded in 1966, Legal Aid Society of Eastern Virginia is a non-profit law firm that provides representation in civil matters to the low-income residents of Hampton Roads.  We have offices in Norfolk, Virginia Beach, Hampton, Williamsburg and Belle Haven.  Find our offices here.

What We Do

What We Do

Our mission is to promote the equal application of justice and remove impediments to fairness for the low-income and vulnerable families of eastern Virginia.  We strive to both meet the individual legal needs of our clients and to challenge systemic injustice and the root causes of poverty and inequality.  We represent in many types of civil matters including landlord/tenant, public benefits, domestic violence, family law, consumer law, collections, estate planning, education and other civil rights and discrimination matters.  Apply for services here.

Legal Aid in the Community

Upcoming Peninsula Outreach Events

February 28, 10 a.m., Peninsula Worklink, 601 Butler Farm Road, Hampton, Virginia 23666.  Attorney Frank White will provide event participants with information about their legal rights.

March 28, 10 a.m., Peninsula Worklink, 601 Butler Farm Road, Hampton, Virginia 23666.  "Consumer Rights 101: Money and Success."  Attorney Frank White will provide event particpants with information about their legal rights as consumers, how to manage debt, monitor credit, and negotiate a good deal when making a major financial purchase.

Now Hiring

Job Opening – Intake Specialist (Paralegal)

LEGAL AID seeks FT individual to perform intake eligibility.  SPANISH SPEAKING A PLUS.  Must have MS Office knowledge and database experience.  Experience preferred, but will train.  Entry level position + excellent benefits.  Typing required.  Mail resumes to: Administrator, LASEV, 125 St. Paul’s Blvd, Suite 400, Norfolk, VA  23510 or email sherryh@laseva.org.  EOE Employer.

Need free legal help?

Apply Online

There are three ways to apply for services: on-line, by contacting our Central Intake unit, and in-person at a local service office.  Locally, Central Intake can be reached at (757) 827-5078, or toll-free at (866) LEGL-AID. 

If you are with another legal services program or agency and you would like to refer a client to LASEV, please fax their intake forms to Central Intake at (757) 627-7583.

 

We assist in civil legal matters only; we do not assist in criminal cases, traffic matters, or personal injury. 

 

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