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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 February 21, 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 February 28, at 11 a.m.

Pro Bono Opportunities at LASEV

LASEV offers many volunteer opportunities for private attorneys to get involved and help low-income Virginians access the justice system.  If you are interested in handling a case, and wish to review whcih cases are on our case management portal, please forward your name and contact information via email to Tameeka Williams, Director of Pro Bono & Private Attorney Involvement, at tameekaw@laseva.org.  We also offer free training and clinics.

Legal Aid in the Community

Upcoming Southside Outreach Events

February 4, N.E.S.T., Norfolk Winter Shelter, Staff Attorneys Ashley Eick and Johnna Chick will be available to provide free consultation, advice, and intake for services.  Location TBA.

February 5, C.A.S.T., Chesapeake Winter Shelter, Social Worker Pamela Davis will be available to provide assessment and intake.  Location TBA.

February 6, 9:30 a.m. - 11 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.

February 6, 11 a.m. - 1 p.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.

February 7, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m., Norfolk Law Library, City of Norfolk Courthouse located at 150 St. Paul's Blvd., Norfolk, VA 23510, ACES Attorney, Jesse Zajac, will be available to provide free consultation, advice, and intake for services.

February 8, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m., Portsmouth Public Library, 601 Court Street, Portsmouth, VA 23704, Executive Director Ray Hartz, will be available to provide free consultation, advice, and intake for services.

February 12, 9 a.m. - 11 a.m., Portsmouth Volunteers for the Homeless, 800 Williamsburg Ave., Portsmouth, VA 23404.  ACES Attorney Jesse Zajax will be available to provide free consultation, advice, and intake for services.

February 12, 9:30 a.m., Virginia Beach Housing Resource Center, 104 N Witchduck Rd, Virginia Beach, VA 23462, Executive Director, Ray Hartz, will be available to provide free consultation, advice, and intake for services.

February 12, C.A.S.T., Chesapeake Winter Shelter, Social Worker Pamela Davis will be available to provide assessment and intake.  Location TBA.

February 13, 9:30 a.m. - 11 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.

February 19, C.A.S.T., Chesapeake Winter Shelter, Social Worker Pamela Davis will be available to provide assessment and intake.  Location TBA.

February 20, 9:30 am, Star of the Sea Catholic Church1404 Pacific Avenue Virginia Beach, VA 23451, Executive Director, Ray Hartz, will be available to provide free consultation, advice, and intake for services.

February 20, 9:30 am - 11 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.

February 20, 11 a.m. - 1 p.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.

February 22, 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.

February 26, 9 a.m. - 11 a.m., Portsmouth Volunteers for the Homeless, 800 Williamsburg Ave., Portsmouth, VA 23404.  ACES Attorney Jesse Zajax will be available to provide free consultation, advice, and intake for services.

February 26, C.A.S.T., Chesapeake Winter Shelter, Social Worker Pamela Davis will be available to provide assessment and intake.  Location TBA.

February 27, 9:30 a.m. - 11 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.

February 27, 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., Impact Wednesday, 1200 Bainbridge Blvd, Chesapeake, VA 23324, Attorney Johnna Chick 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.

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 may apply.  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.