Pro Bono News

Free CLE Opportunity, Uncontested Guardianships:

Legal Aid will provide training on uncontested guardianship on Wednesday February 27, 2019, at Vandeventer Black in Norfolk 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 7-8 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 copy Tameeka M. Williams at  if you would like to attend.

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


Uncontested Divorces:


We are seeking attorneys who have experience handling uncontested divorces in the following courts: Norfolk, Portsmouth, Virginia Beach, Chesapeake, Hampton, Newport News, Williamsburg/York, Middlesex, and the courts on the Eastern Shore.

If you are willing to take a case pro bono or would like more information at this time, please email


We offer malpractice coverage for each case.

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 or  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.

  • Febrauary 25
  • March 25
  • April 29
  • May 20

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