Virginia (VA) Civil Legal Aid

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Civil Legal Aid Providers Related to This Geographic Area

Ayuda (DC metro area) -- Serves immigrants from two offices in Washington, DC and Falls Church, VA.

disAbility Law Center for Virginia (DLCV) -- Organization of Virginia created in 2013. The disAbility Law Center helps with disability-related problems like abuse, neglect, and discrimination. We also help people with disabilities obtain services and treatment.

Legal Aid Justice Center (Virginia) -- Offices in Charlottesville, Northern Virginia (Falls Church), Petersburg and Richmond.

Legal Aid Society of Roanoke Valley (VA) (LASRV) -- A private non-profit organization providing free civil legal assistance to low-income residents of Virginia's Roanoke Valley.

Legal Aid Works (VA) -- Non-profit corporation that provides free, high-quality, civil legal assistance to low income individuals and families. Formerly Rappahannock Legal Services. Three offices located in Fredericksburg, Tappahannock, and Culpeper counties, VA.

Mason Veterans and Servicemembers Legal Clinic -- M-VETS enables Mason law students to represent servicemembers, veterans and dependent family members in a wide variety of litigation and non-litigation matters.

Organizations (not Providers) Related to This Geographic Area

Selected, incomplete list of organizations that have done something relating to civil legal aid. Listing below does not imply endorsement.

Virginia Access to Justice Commission (VAJC) -- On September 13, 2013, the Supreme Court of Virginia established the Virginia Access to Justice Commission.

Other Information Sources

Access to Justice Initiative: Virginia Access to Justice Commission (VAJC)

LSC state grantee profile: LSC-Funded Programs in Virginia

National Coalition for a Civil Right to Counsel: Virginia

American Bar Association: Resources for people without a lawyer in Virginia

Press Clips Covering This Geographic Area

Area has a higher rate of evictions than the national average
June 2, 2018 | Free Lance–Star (Fredericksburg, Virginia) | Adele Uphaus-Conner | News Story

Affordable Housing Advocates Hold First Meeting To Reduce Evictions
May 23, 2018 | Community Idea Stations | Megan Pauly | Audio, News Story

Housing and advocacy groups launch campaign to lower Virginia’s high eviction rate
May 22, 2018 | Richmond Times-Dispatch | Ned Oliver | News Story

Group holds first meeting on reducing Virginia evictions
May 22, 2018 | Associated Press (AP) | Denise Lavoie | News Story

Housing Groups Convene Campaign To Reduce Evictions
May 18, 2018 | Community Idea Stations | Megan Pauly | News Story

Homeless jailed frequently under ‘habitual drunkard’ law
May 17, 2018 | Associated Press (AP) | Denise Lavoie | News Story

As Virginia policymakers begin studying high eviction rates, a sharp debate emerges over root causes
May 7, 2018 | Richmond Times-Dispatch | Graham Moomaw | News Story

Study shows large justice gap in Virginia civil cases
May 4, 2018 | Associated Press (AP) | News Story