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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 July 26, 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 July 26, at 11 a.m.

Legal Aid in the Community

Upcoming Southside Outreach Events

July 18, 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 19, 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.

July 23,  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.

July 25, 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 25, 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.

July 27, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m., Portsmouth Public Library, 601 Court St, Portsmouth, VA 23704, Deputy Director, Sarah Black, will be available to provide free consultation, advice, and intake for services.

August 2, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m., Norfolk Law Library, City of Norfolk Courthouse located at 150 St. Paul's Blvd., Norfolk, Virginia 23510, Deputy Director, Sarah Black, will be available to provide free consultation, advice, and intake for services.

August 3, 9 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.

 

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

July 20, 10 a.m., Peninsula Worklink, 600 Butler Farm Rd, Hampton, VA 23666, Legal Aid 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.

July 31, Sprately House Wills Clinic, 7651 25th St, Newport News, VA 23607, 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 Sprately House residents AND preregister.  To preregister contact Emily Schools or Josie Colon at 757-275-0080.

August 7, 2018, Berkley South  and Berkley Village Elder Education Seminar, 1 p.m. - 3 p.m., 4 St Egnatios Dr., Newport News, VA 23601, Attorney Emily Schools will be presenting general information about elder law issues.  No pre-registration required.  All residents and their guests are invited to attend.

 

 

 

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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