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Docket Calls

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 day is May 23, 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 May 23, at 11 a.m.

Newport News Public Housing and Subsidized Housing Dockets

Stuart Gardens

Legal Aid attorneys are available for Stuart Gardens residents at the Stuart Gardens subsidized housing docket at the Newport News General District Court, 2500 Washington Avenue, Newport News, Virginia 23607, on May 7 at 9 am.

NNRHA

Legal Aid attorneys are available for the Newport News Redevelopment and Housing Authority public housing dockets at the Newport News General District Court, 2500 Washington Avenue, Newport News, Virginia 23607, on May 8 at 9 am and May 17 at 9 am and May 21 at 9 am.

Aquavista and Arboretum Place and Medical Arts

Legal Aid attorneys are available for the  residents of Aquavista and Arboretum Place subsidized housing dockets at the Newport News General District Court, 2500 Washington Avenue, Newport News, Virginia 23607, on May 13 at 11 am.

Newport News Behavioral Health Docket

Legal Aid attorneys are present at the Newport News General District Court Behavioral Health docket, 2500 Washington Avenue, Newport News, Virginia, 23607.  The next Behavioral Health docket is May 9 at 2:30 p.m.

Pro Bono Opportunities at LASEV

LASEV offers many volunteer opportunities for private attorneys to get involved and help low-income Virginians access the justice system.  If you are interested in handling a case, and wish to review whcih cases are on our case management portal, please forward your name and contact information via email to Tameeka Williams, Director of Pro Bono & Private Attorney Involvement, at tameekaw@laseva.org.  We also offer free training and clinics.

Legal Aid in the Community

Upcoming Peninsula Outreach Events

April 26, 10 am, New Beginnings Workshop, Peninsula Worklink, 600 Butler Farm Road, Hampton, VA 23666.  Join Staff Attorney, David Likavec, in this informative workshop for ex-offenders.

May 7, 1 pm - 3:30 pm, Newport News Day Services Center, 7401 Warwick Boulevard, Newport News  23607.  Legal Aid's Mananging Attorney, Melissa Bonfiglio, and Staff Attorney, Jamesa Parker, will be available to provide free consultation, advice, and intake for services.

 

 

Legal Aid in the Community

Upcoming Southside Outreach Events

May 14, 9 a.m. - 11 a.m., Portsmouth Volunteers for the Homeless, 800 Williamsburg Ave., Portsmouth, VA 23404.  ACES Attorney Jesse Zajax will be available to provide free consultation, advice, and intake for services.

May 14, 9:30 a.m., Virginia Beach Housing Resource Center, 104 N Witchduck Rd, Virginia Beach, VA 23462, Executive Director, Ray Hartz, will be available to provide free consultation, advice, and intake for services.

May 15, 9:30 am, Star of the Sea Catholic Church,1404 Pacific Avenue Virginia Beach, VA 23451, Executive Director, Ray Hartz, will be available to provide free consultation, advice, and intake for services.

May 15, 9:30 a.m. - 11 a.m., Basilica of St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception, 232 Chapel Street, Norfolk, VA 23504, Deputy Director Sarah Black, will be available to provide free consultation, advice, and intake for services.

May 22, 9:30 a.m. - 11 a.m., Basilica of St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception, 232 Chapel Street, Norfolk, VA 23504, Deputy Director Sarah Black, will be available to provide free consultation, advice, and intake for services.

May 22, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m., New Hope Community Center, 3241 Brest Avenue, Norfolk, VA 23508, Director of Pro Bono and Private Attorney Involvement, Tameeka Williams, will be available with a volunteer attorney to provide free consultation, advice and intake for services.

May 28, 9 a.m. - 11 a.m., Portsmouth Volunteers for the Homeless, 800 Williamsburg Ave., Portsmouth, VA 23404.  ACES Attorney Jesse Zajax will be available to provide free consultation, advice, and intake for services.

May 29, 9:30 a.m. - 11 a.m., Basilica of St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception, 232 Chapel Street, Norfolk, VA 23504, Deputy Director Sarah Black, will be available to provide free consultation, advice, and intake for services.

June 3, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m., Portsmouth Public Library, 601 Court St., Portsmouth, Virginia 23704, Deputy Director, Sarah Black, will be available to provide free consultation, advice, and intake for services.

June 5, 9:30 a.m. - 11 a.m., Basilica of St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception, 232 Chapel Street, Norfolk, VA 23504, Deputy Director Sarah Black, will be available to provide free consultation, advice, and intake for services.

June 5, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m., New Hope Community Center, 3241 Brest Avenue, Norfolk, VA 23508, Director of Pro Bono and Private Attorney Involvement, Tameeka Williams, will be available with a volunteer attorney to provide free consultation, advice and intake for services.

June 12, 9:30 a.m. - 11 a.m., Basilica of St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception, 232 Chapel Street, Norfolk, VA 23504, Deputy Director Sarah Black, will be available to provide free consultation, advice, and intake for services.

June 19, 9:30 a.m. - 11 a.m., Basilica of St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception, 232 Chapel Street, Norfolk, VA 23504, Deputy Director Sarah Black, will be available to provide free consultation, advice, and intake for services.

June 19, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m., New Hope Community Center, 3241 Brest Avenue, Norfolk, VA 23508, Director of Pro Bono and Private Attorney Involvement, Tameeka Williams, will be available with a volunteer attorney to provide free consultation, advice and intake for services.

June 26,  9:30 a.m. - 11 a.m., Basilica of St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception, 232 Chapel Street, Norfolk, VA 23504, Deputy Director Sarah Black, will be available to provide free consultation, advice, and intake for services.

 

 

 

 

 

Information on the Impact of the Closure of the St. Paul's Public Housing Communities

For information on the impact the proposed closure of the St. Paul's public housing communities will have on Norfolk's affordable housing crisis, click here.

LASEV Hotline for Phase One Residents of Tidewater Gardens

If you are a resident of Tidewater Gardens in a unit that has been designated as Phase One, meaning you are looking at relocation out of Tidewater Gardens in the summer/fall of 2019, you may call (757) 627-5423, extension 125, or email tidewatergardens@laseva.org, for issues you might have around relocation and your tenancy with NRHA.  This number is specially designated for Phase One residents and will ensure speedier access to LASEV's services.

Medicaid Expansion

Enrollment begins November 1st.   To enroll contact one of the following:

 

www.healthcare.gov

www.commonhelp.gov

Or call Cover Virginia at: 855-242-8282

 

The eligibility rules for Medicaid have changed.  Regardless of disability or familial status, you may qualify if you make less than:

 

Family Size Yearly* Monthly*
1 $16,754 $1,397
2 $22,715 $1,894
3 $28,677 $2,391
4 $34,638 $2,887
5 $40,600 $3,384
6 $46,562 $3,881
7 $52,523 $4,378
8 $58,485 $4,875

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.

Now Hiring

Staff Attorney

 

Legal Aid Society of Eastern Virginia, a non-profit public interest law firm serving the poverty community in civil matters, seeks a staff attorney.  Applicants licensed in Virginia may apply.  Commitment to poverty law is a must. Salary DOE plus excellent benefit package.  Mail resume to Administrator, LASEV, 125 St. Paul’s Blvd, Suite 400, Norfolk VA 23510.  You may also email sherryh@laseva.org.  EEO  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. 

 

Free legal information is also available.

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