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Free CLE Opportunity, Uncontested Guardianships:

Legal Aid will provide training on uncontested guardianship on Wednesday, February 28 at Vandeventer Black from 12-1 p.m.

The training will cover filing a petition for an individual to become the guardian of an adult who is not able to care for him/herself.  These cases may require approximately 5-7 hours to handle and will involve a court appearance.

CLE credit will be available and lunch will be provided.  Please RSVP to Bob O’Donnell at and Jill Townsend at no later than Friday, February 23 if you would like to attend.

This CLE will be offered again on August 22, 2018, 12 -1 p.m.  Register for this second session by email:

In consideration of the free training and CLE, you are expected to take a case from Legal Aid.

Free CLE Opportunity, Uncontested Divorces:

The training will cover the process from preparation and filing an uncontested divorce through obtaining a final divorce decree.

Dates Offered: April 26, 2018, 12-1 p.m.

Register by email:

In consideration of the free training and CLE credit, you are expected to take an uncontested divorce case from Legal Aid.

Bankruptcy By-pass Clinic:

We need attorney volunteers for this clinic which is a one (1) hour training (with CLE credit) followed by an one (1) hour advice clinic at the Legal Aid office in Norfolk. During the training, volunteer attorneys will be provided the necessary information on why an individual is collection proof and why the individual may not need to file for bankruptcy. Immediately after the training, volunteer attorneys will call individuals who have been scheduled for a telephone consultation. During the consultation, the attorney will provide advice on why the client is collection proof and what the client can do to stop creditors from calling.


To register to attend a Clinic, please send an email including your name, address, telephone number, and  Virginia State bar number to  No prior experience needed.


If you have questions about the clinic, you can contact Tameeka M. Williams, Esquire at 757-627-5423, extension 137.  Potential clients must apply for our services by calling (757) 827-5078.

Upcoming  Clinic Dates:

All clinics run from 4-6 p.m.

  • March 26
  • April 30
  • May 21
  • June 25
  • July 30
  • August 27
  • September 24
  • October 29
  • November 19
  • December 17

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