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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 day is October 25, 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 October 25, at 11 a.m.

Legal Aid in the Community

Upcoming Southside Outreach Events

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 15, 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.

October 17, 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.

October 19, 12:30 p.m. - 2 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 22, 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.

October 24, 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.

October 24, 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.

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

October 24, 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., Impact Wednesday, 1200 Bainbridge Blvd, Chesapeake, VA 23324, Attorney Melissa Bonfiglio will be available to provide free consultation, advice, and intake for services.

October 25, 2 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.

 

 

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 125, or email tidewatergardens@laseva.org, 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.

Medicaid Expansion

Enrollment begins November 1st.   To enroll contact one of the following:

 

www.healthcare.gov

www.commonhelp.gov

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

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

October 23, 2:30 p.m., Berkley South Apartments, 4 St. Egnatios Dr, Newport News, VA 23601.  Join Emily Schools, the managing attorney of LASEV's Peninsula offices, for a Senior Education Seminar.  This Seminar is open to residents of Berkley South Apartments, their family members and guests.  No pre-regestration required.  Attorney Schools will be discussing estate planning and debtor rights, as well as explaining how to apply for LASEV's services.

 

 

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.

 

 

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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Or mail us a check:  Make checks out to 'Legal Aid Society of Eastern Virginia,' and mail to Legal Aid Society of Eastern Virginia, Attention: Sherry Harrison, 125 St. Paul's Boulevard, Suite 400, Norfolk, Virginia 23510.