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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 will be August 30, 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 August 23, at 11 a.m.

Legal Aid in the Community

Upcoming Southside Outreach Events

August 16, 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.

August 20, 12:30 p.m. - 2 p.m., Basilica of St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception, 232 Chapel Street, Norfolk, VA 23504, Executive Director, Ray Hartz, will be available to provide free consultation, advice, and intake for services.

August 22, 9:30 a.m. - 11:30 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.

August 24, 11 a.m. - 1 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.

August 27, 12:30 p.m. - 2 p.m., Basilica of St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception, 232 Chapel Street, Norfolk, VA 23504, Executive Director, Ray Hartz, will be available to provide free consultation, advice, and intake for services.

August 29, 9:30 a.m. - 11:30 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.

September 6, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m., Norfolk Law Library, City of Norfolk Courthouse located at 150 St. Paul's Blvd., Norfolk, VA 23510, Deputy Director, Sarah Black, will be available to provide free consultation, advice, and intake for services.

September 7, 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.

 

 

 

Important Notice for Residents of Tidewater Gardens

On August 22, from 2 p.m. - 4 p.m., Basilica of St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception, 232 Chapel Street, NRHA will let residents know the relocation plan for Tidewater Gardens, including what units are going to be demolished first, in what order the units will be demolished, and where current residents will be relocated. 

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

August 22, 10 a.m., Peninsula Worklink, 600 Butler Farm Rd, Hampton, VA 23666, Attorney Frank White will present a workshop, "Consumer Rights 101: Money and Success."

August 24, 10 a.m., Pensinsule Worklink, Legal Aid will present at the New Beginnings Workshop, advising ex-offenders about expungement, restoration of rights, and the pardon process.

September 13, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., Berkley West and Berkley South Estate Documents Clinic with Attorney Emily Schools.  This clinic is open to residents.  

September 26, 10 a.m., Peninsula Worklink, 600 Butler Farm Rd, Hampton, VA 23666, Attorney Frank White will present a workshop, "Consumer Rights 101: Money and Success."

Septemeber 28, 10 a.m., Pensinsule Worklink, Legal Aid will present at the New Beginnings Workshop, advising ex-offenders about expungement, restoration of rights, and the pardon process.

 

 

 

Now Hiring

Managing Attorney

 

Legal Aid Society of Eastern Virginia, a full service law firm serving low-income Virginians, seeks a Managing Attorney for its Peninsula Office, located in Hampton, Virginia. The Managing Attorney is responsible for the supervision of the Hampton and Williamsburg offices as well as carrying a full caseload.  Experience in family law, landlord tenant, debt collection defense, consumer rights, and public benefits is required.  Federal practice experience is also a plus.  Additionally, LASEV prides itself in its community outreach activities, and the Managing Attorney will be expected to develop, expand, and actively participate in outreach efforts on the Peninsula to ensure the firm is reaching its most vulnerable clients and is in touch with the needs and concerns of our client community.  Must be a member in good standing of the Virginia State Bar, or the ability to become licensed to practice in Virginia within six months of hire. Salary commensurate with experience.  Mail resume to Administrator, LASEV, 125 St. Paul’s Blvd, Suite 400, Norfolk VA 23510.  You may also email sherryh@laseva.org.  EEO EMPLOYER.

 

 

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 or awaiting bar results from the July 2018 Virginia  bar exam may apply.  However, continual employment contingent upon passing the 2018 Virginia Bar exam.   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. 

 

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