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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, every third Thursday at 10 a.m.  The next PRHA docket will be May 17, 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 24, at 11 a.m.

Legal Aid in the Community

Upcoming Southside Outreach Events

May 4, 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.

May 9, 10 a.m. - 12 p.m., Portsmouth Redevelopment and Housing Authority, 611 Sixth Street, Portsmouth, VA 23704.  Attorney Frank White will present a workshop on consumer rights, "Consumer Rights 101: Money and Success."  In this workshop, Attorney White will teach participants about their legal rights as consumers, how to make major financial purchases, such as cars, and how to manage debt and monitor credit scores.

May 14, 9:30-10:30 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.

May 17, 1:30 p.m., Union Mission Women's Shelter, 5100 E Virginia Beach Blvd., Norfolk, VA 23502, Attorney Michele Peters will be available to provide free consultation, advice, and intake for services.

May 21, 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.

May 23, 12-2 p.m., Impact Wednesday, Southside Baptist Church, 1200 Bainbridge Blvd., Chesapeake, VA 23324, Attorney Melissa Bonfiglio will be available to provide free consultation, advice, and intake for services.

May 28, 9:30-10:30 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.

May 28, 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.

 

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

May 9, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m., Pinecroft Estate Documents Clinic, 75 Wellesley Dr, Newport News, VA 23606, Attorney Emily Schools will be available to assist eligible persons with wills, power of attorneys and advance medical directives.  In order to participate, individuals must be Pinecroft residents AND preregister.  To preregister contact Emily Schools or Josie Colon at 757-275-0080.

June 8, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m., Berkley South Estate Documents Clinic, 4 St Egnatios Dr, Newport News, VA 23601, Attorney Emily Schools will be available to assist eligible persons with wills, power of attorneys and advance medical directives.  In order to participate, individuals must be Pinecroft residents AND preregister.  To preregister contact Emily Schools or Josie Colon at 757-275-0080.

 

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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