Legal Resources

Legal Resources


Below you will find more information on local organizations who may be able to provide assistance with legal aid. 

Legal Resources

  • UVA FEAP - One Time 30 Minute Free Legal Assistance

    About

    Employees and their families have access to limited free legal face-to-face or telephone consultation through FEAP.  An employee might use these services for help in family issues, criminal and civil matters, separation/divorce, domestic violence, eldercare concerns, estate planning or living wills. You call FEAP and they will connect you with legal counsel.  

    Contact

    Phone: 434.243.2643

    FEAP Website
  • UVA Women's CenterFree Legal Clinic

    About

    The Legal Clinic offers professional, pro-bono legal advice to Charlottesville community members every month. The clinic is offered every second and fourth Wednesday of each month. 

    Common topics include:

    • Landlord-tenant Dispute 
    • Eviction
    • Child Custody and Visitation Rights
    • Child Support 
    • Divorce 
    • Harassment 
    • Wills 
    • Veterans Benefit

    Contact

    Phone: 434-982-2361
    Email: freelegalclinic@virginia.edu

    Neither the University nor the Office of the University Counsel provides any legal advice or counsel at the Women's Center Legal Clinic. The local Charlottesville attorneys and other attorneys who may volunteer to participate in the legal clinic are not employees or agents of the University and are not acting on behalf of the University.

    Free Legal Clinic Information
  • Find a Lawyer

    About

    If you think you have an issue that may require the services of a lawyer, call the Virginia Lawyer Referral Service. Your call will be answered by a referral specialist who will request your name, address, phone number, and a brief description of your problem. Please be aware that the referral specialists are not lawyers, and are unable to answer legal questions or to provide any form of legal advice. If it is determined that you would benefit from discussing your matter with a lawyer, you will be referred to a private lawyer.

     

    You will be given the name and telephone number of a lawyer in the city or county in Virginia you requested who has an interest in handling your type of legal issue. The lawyer will be licensed and a member in good standing with the Virginia State Bar. You will then be instructed to call the lawyer to schedule an up to 30-minute consultation. Any information that you provide will be strictly confidential.

     

    If you are referred to a lawyer, you will be entitled to consult with him or her for up to one-half hour for a prepaid fee of $35.  

    Contact

    Phone: 800.552.7977

    Virginia Bar Lawyer Referral Service
  • Free Legal Answers

    About

    This organization is sponsored by the American Bar Association. If you meet qualification requirements, you will be able to ask volunteer attorneys a specific question about a civil legal issue via email and receive a response.

    Eligibility

    Create an account on their website and answer a few questions online to see if you qualify. 

    Contact

    See the website to submit an online contact form

    Free Legal Answers Website
  • Legal Aid Justice Center

    About

    The Legal Aid Justice Center provides free legal services on non-criminal matters to income-eligible persons. 

    The Legal Aid Justice Center has been providing legal representation for low-income individuals in Virginia since 1967, fulfilling a mission to seek equal justice for all by solving clients’ legal problems, strengthening the voices of low-income communities, and rooting out the inequities that keep people in poverty. 

    Some programs include:

    Providing legal help with legal problems related to

    • housing, public benefits, employment, healthcare, consumer protection, or the rights of the elderly.  
    • Children's issues, such as child support, health and safety
    • Immigration issues

     

    Contact

    Legal Aid Justice Center Charlottesville Office: 434.977.0553

     

    Legal Aid Justice Center Website