To right wrong, to do justice, to serve humanity.

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, every third Thursday at 10 a.m.  The next PRHA docket will be June 21, 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 June 28, at 11 a.m.

Legal Aid in the Community

Upcoming Southside Outreach Events

June 12, 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.

June 13, 9:30 a.m., Star of the Sea Catholic Church, 1404 Pacific Ave, Virginia Beach, VA 23451, Executive Director, Ray Hartz, will be available to provide free consultation, advice, and intake for services.

June 18, 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.

June 20, 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.

June 21, 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.

June 25,  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.

June 27, 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.

June 27, 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.

July 6, 9 a.m., Union Mission Men'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.

 

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

June 7, 11 a.m. - 12 p.m., Pinecroft Apartments, 75 Wellesley Dr., Newport News, VA 23606, Attorney Emily Schools will be presenting general information on estate documents, garnishments, protecting one's financial information, and the services LASEV offers.  This talk is open to residents of Pinecroft Apartments.

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 Berkley South residents AND preregister.  To preregister contact Emily Schools or Josie Colon at 757-275-0080.

June 22, 10 a.m., Peninsula Worklink, 600 Butler Farm Rd, Hampton, VA 23666, Attorney Emily Schools will be presenting general information about expungements, restoration of rights and pardons at the New Beginning's Workshop.  To participate contact, Peninsula Worklink at 757-766-4900.  New Beginnings is geared towards ex-offenders on the Peninsula.

Now Hiring

Financial Officer

 

Legal Aid Society of Eastern Virginia (LASEV) is seeking a full-time Financial Officer to be a key member of our management team and have direct responsibility for the accounting and financial operations of the firm.  The Financial Officer will be responsible for the day-to-day accounting, expense allocation, financial planning and preparing reports for the Board, the Executive Director and funders.

 

The candidate should be a Certified Public Accountant with at least five years’ experience, preferably with a non-profit. The successful candidate will have demonstrated experience in financial management and accounting and a desire to work in a fast paced, collaborative environment that often requires multi-tasking and flexibility while maintaining a high level of attention to detail. A passion for justice and fairness, along with a sense of humor are required.  Competitive salary with very generous benefits.

Mail resume to Administrator, LASEV, 125 St. Paul’s Blvd, Suite 400, Norfolk VA 23510.  You may also email to 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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