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Meet with Us

Legal Aid attorneys are available at the following public, subsidized and private housing dockets to provide representation to qualifying low-income individuals.

Portsmouth

Marsh Landing, Mallard Cove housing dockets, 10 am, October 28, 2021, Portsmouth General District Court, 1345 Court St, Portsmouth, VA 23704

Legal Aid in the Community

Upcoming Southside Outreach Events

November 3, 9:30 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.

 

November 3, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., Chesapeake Women's Wellness Wednesday, Chesapeake Rx Pharmacy location, 2544 Bainbridge Blvd., Chesapeake, VA 23324, Norfolk's Managing Attorney, Holly Yates, will be availble to provide free consultation, advice, and intake for services.  Other organizations serving the community of South Norfolk will be present to offer resources and assistance.

 

November 4, 9:30 a.m., St. Paul's Mobile Pantry, Young's Terrace Community Center, 804 Whitaker Lane, Norfolk, VA 23510, Deputy Director Sarah Black, will be available to provide free consultation, advice, and intake for services.

 

November 10, 9:30 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.

 

November 10, 3 p.m., Hampton Public Library, 4207 Victoria Blvd., Hampton, VA 23669, Staff Attorney David Likavec will be available to provide free consultation, advice, and intake for services.

 

November 17, 9:30 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.

 

November 19, 12 p.m., Portsmouth Public Library, 601 Court Street, Portsmouth, VA 23704, Deputy Director Sarah Black, will be available to provide free consultation, advice, and intake for services.

COVID-19 Pandemic Update

As of June 1, 2021, the Norfolk Office of Legal Aid Society of Eastern Virginia will reopen to the public.  Masks are required.  If you need a mask, ask!  

As of July 6, 2021, the Williamsburg Office of Legal Aid Society of Eastern Virginia will reopen to the public.  Hours are 9 am - 3 pm.  Masks are required.  If you need a mask, ask!

At this time, the Hampton and Eastern Shore offices remain closed to the public.  However, those offices are still very much open and taking cases.  Clients are seen by appointment only.

1) If you are client, contact your casehandler if you need an appointment or to drop off paperwork.

2) If you are client and need to apply for services: apply on-line or call our Central Intake Unit at 757-827-5078.  At this time, only Norfolk office is open for walk-in applications.

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 is Temporarily Leaving FaceBook

Due to technical issues, LASEV's Facebook page will be going off-line.  We will return in the next month or two, new and improved!

Increased SNAP Benefits

SNAP benefits have increased by 50%! If you think you are eligible to receive food stamps you can contact the SNAP Community Access Coordinator, Heidi Grass at the Foodbank of Southeastern Virginia.

If you have been denied SNAP, you can contact Legal Aid at 757-827-5078 to see if you are eligible to receive legal services.

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Virginia Rent Relief Program & Legal Aid's Housing Assistance Navigator Outreach Program

Virginia Rent Relief Program & Legal Aid's Housing Assistance Navigator Outreach Program

Funds are available to pay back rent for tenants who experienced a COVID-19 related loss of income.  Tenants and their landlords can apply here.

Legal Aid Society's Housing Assistance Navigators can help tenants apply for these funds.  You may apply for Legal Aid help here.

Financially Surviving the COVID-19 Pandemic

Business, daycare and school closures have created financial hardships for many that are not easily overcome. 

Click here for a complete list of COVID-19 Resouces in our area. 

Additionally, Legal Aid Society is open for business and continues to fight for our client communities. If you need legal assistance, click here.

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 $17,775 $1,481
2 $24,040 $2,003
3 $30,305 $2,525
4 $36,570 $3,048
5 $42,836 $3,570
6 $49,101 $4,092
7 $55,366 $4,614
8 $61,631 $5,136

Need free legal help?

Apply Online

To apply for services you may contact our Central Intake Unit at 757-827-5078  or you may apply online.  At this time, only our Norfolk location is accepting walk-in applications.  

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, such as landlord/tenant matters, public benefits, domestic violence, family law, consumer law, collections, estate planning, education and other civil rights and discrimination matters; we do not assist in criminal cases, traffic matters, or personal injury cases. 

 

Free legal information is also available.

Employment Opportunities at LASEV

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.  A passion for justice and a commitment to poverty law is a must. Salary DOE plus excellent benefit package including Loan Repayment Assistance Program.  Must be licensed or have taken July 2021 Virginia State Bar.  Email resume and writing sample to sherryh@laseva.org.  LASEV is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

 

Eligibility Paralegal

Legal Aid Society of Eastern Virginia, a non-profit public interest law firm serving the poverty community in civil matters, seeksindividual 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 resume to Administrator, LASEV, 125 St. Paul’s Blvd, Suite 400, Norfolk VA 23510.  You may also email to sherryh@laseva.org.  LASEV is an Equal Opportunity Employer.