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

COVID-19 Pandemic Update

Legal Aid Society of Eastern Virginia is open for business and we are still fighting for the rights of our client communities!  However, we have changed certain aspects of our operations in an effort to do our part to contain and limit the spread of the COVID-19 Coronavirus.  

1.  Our lobbies are closed to the public and we are not accepting walk-ins.   If you would like to apply for services, you may still do so by telephone by contacting our Central Intake Unit at 827-5078 or you may apply online.

2.  If you are a current client with questions about your case, please call your assigned LASEV attorney.

3.  At this time, all LASEV community outreach events are cancelled until further notice.

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 154, or email, 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.

Financially Surviving the COVID-19 Pandemic

Business, daycare and school closures paired with the Stay At Home Order currently in effect 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:

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

Need free legal help?

Apply Online

All Legal Aid Society of Eastern Virginia lobbies are closed to the public due to precautions around the COVID-19 Coronavirus.  No walk-in applications are being taken and our lobbies are closed to the public.  If you are interested in applying for services, you may contact our Central Intake Unit at 757-827-5078  or you may apply online.

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.  Applicants must be licensed in Virginia or have passed the July 2019 Virginia Bar Exam to apply.   A passion for justice and a 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 to  LASEV is an Equal Opportunity Employer.