Get Involved


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 must be licensed in Virginia or have passed the July 2019 Virginia Bar Exam to apply.   A passion for justice and a 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 to  LASEV is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


Legal Aid Society of Eastern Virginia cannot operate without private donations.  In an era of cutbacks, Legal Aid has lost significant amounts of federal funding.  More and more we have to rely on charitable donations in order to meet our expenses.  Without your financial help we cannot continue to offer quality legal representation to low-income Virginians.

Donate by credit card:

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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.

We also accept donations of stock.  Please contact Sherry Harrison at (757) 627-5423, if interested.


There are many ways private attorneys can volunteer at Legal Aid, from handling individual cases to participating in one of our legal clinics.  Contact Tricia Batson, Director of Pro Bono and Private Attorney Involvement at (757) 627-5423.  More information is available here.  Check out the latest in Pro Bono News.

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  1. Volunteer


The Pro Bono & Private Attorney Involvement Program of Legal Aid Society of Eastern Virginia (LASEV) is seeking volunteer attorneys to assist in meeting the legal needs of our area’s low to moderate income residents.

In order to review current cases waiting for a volunteer attorney to accept, you will need to interact with our Private Bar Portal (PBP). You will be able to do so with only a web browser and Internet access. Utilizing the PBP to interact with our case management system will make accepting a case, closing a case, timekeeping, and document exchange more efficient. You can preview and accept a case at any time.  

The PBP requires registration. Please complete and submit a brief information form in order to receive full online access to preview available cases. There is no cost to register.

Please submit a request to register to use the portal by opening this link:, and clicking on the second HERE link, as shown below.



Please note that all of our cases are screened for legal merit and financial eligibility. All volunteers handling Legal Aid’s cases are covered by our professional liability coverage.

Contact Information:

Tricia Batson, Esq.  

Director of Pro Bono & PAI

Jimmara Harrison    

PAI Assistant