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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 September 27, 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 September 27, at 11 a.m.

Legal Aid in the Community

Upcoming Southside Outreach Events

September 17, 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.

September 19, 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.

September 19, 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 20, 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.

September 21, 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.

September 24, 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.

September 26, 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 26, 11 a.m., New Hope Community Center, 3241 Brest Avenue, Norfolk, VA 23508, Director of Pro Bono and Private Attorney Innvolvement, Tameeka Williams, will be available with a volunteer attorney to provide free consultation, advice and intake for services.

September 26, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m., Impact Wednesday, 1200 Bainbridge Blvd, Chesapeake, VA 23324, Attorney Melissa Bonfiglio will be available with a volunteer attorney to provide free consultation, advice and intake for services.

October 4, 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.

October 5, 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.

October 5, 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.

October 10, 11 a.m., New Hope Community Center, 3241 Brest Avenue, Norfolk, VA 23508, Director of Pro Bono and Private Attorney Innvolvement, Tameeka Williams, will be available with a volunteer attorney to provide free consultation, advice and intake for services.

October 24, 11 a.m., New Hope Community Center, 3241 Brest Avenue, Norfolk, VA 23508, Director of Pro Bono and Private Attorney Innvolvement, Tameeka Williams, will be available with a volunteer attorney to provide free consultation, advice and intake for services.

 

 

Important Notice for Residents of Tidewater Gardens

Legal Aid's Executive Director, Ray Hartz, and Deputy Director, Sarah Black, are hosting a candid conversation about resident rights and responsibilites regarding the relocation of residents as Tidewater Gardens is being demolished, on September 25, 2018, at Tidewater Park Elementary School, 6:30 p.m.  Children are welcome.  Food provided.

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

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 20, 1 p.m., Thomas Nelson Community College Library, 99 Thomas Nelson Dr, Hampton, VA 23666, Attorney Frank White will present on consumer and tenant rights as part of the "Student First Workshop Series."

Septemeber 23, 2 p.m., Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, 2150 Cunningham Dr, Hampton, VA 23666, Managing Attorney Emily Schools will provide free legal information and intake for eligible clients.

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, 600 Butler Farm Rd, Hampton, VA 23666, Legal Aid will present at the New Beginnings Workshop, advising ex-offenders about expungement, restoration of rights, and the pardon process.

October 21, 2 p.m., Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, 2150 Cunningham Dr, Hampton, VA 23666, Managing Attorney Emily Schools will provide free legal information and intake for eligible clients.

 

 

Now Hiring

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.

 

Eligibility Paralegal

 

Legal Aid Society of Eastern Virginia, a non-profit public interest law firm serving the poverty community in civil matters, seeks an elgibility paralegal for our centralized intake unit.  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. 

 

Free legal information is also available.

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