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All Legal Aid offices will be open for business on Monday, January 8.

Legal Aid attorneys are available on the 3rd and 4th Mondays of each month at Basilica of St. Mary's from 11 am - 2 pm for free legal consulation and intake.

Legal Aid attorneys are also available on the last 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.

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.


On October 5, 2017, Legal Aid Society of Eastern Virginia (LASEV) held a Pro Bono Celebration & Recognition Program at the Norfolk Courthouse.  LASEV honored individuals and firms participating in the Pro Bono & Private Attorney Involvement Program.

Congratulations to the Special Award Recipients:

Law Firm of the Year - Large Practice - Vandeventer Black, LLP

Law Firm of the Year - Small Practice - Anderson & Associates, P.C.

Pro Bono In-house Attorney of the Year - Alfred Jonathan G. Acha, Esq.

Volunteer of the Year - Carmond D. Robbins

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.

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.