Virginia

Central Virginia Legal Aid Society, Inc. LSC Funded

http://www.cvlas.org

Who We Are

Provides free civil (non-criminal) legal advice and representation to low-income people in the areas of bankruptcy, civil rights, consumer, debtor rights, disability, domestic violence, elder law, employment, family, garnishment, health, housing, public benefits, Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and unemployment compensation.

How to Get Help

You can contact this organization by:

Contact Type
Phone
Phone Number
Local phone - 804-648-1012. Toll free - 800-868-1
Hours
Monday
9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon and 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Tuesday
9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon and 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Wednesday
9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon and 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Thursday
9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon and 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Documents

All notices and letters received from Social Services.

Information

Also have the names and telephone numbers of all the case workers or other people you have spoken to about your case available.


Who We Serve

Area(s)
  • Albemarle County
  • Charles City County
  • Charlottesville City County
  • Chesterfield County
  • Colonial Heights City County
  • Dinwiddie County
  • Fluvanna County
  • Goochland County
  • Greene County
  • Hanover County
  • Henrico County
  • Hopewell City County
  • Louisa County
  • Nelson County
  • New Kent County
  • Petersburg City County
  • Powhatan County
  • Prince George County
  • Richmond City County
  • Surry County
Language(s) Spoken
  • Spanish / Español

Interpreters are available for all non-english speaking clients. Please attempt to contact our office to have interpreter scheduled.

Income Guidelines

with LSC eligible deductions such as work related transportation costs, child care payments, etc. Please contact our office to see if you qualify.

Households with income up to 187.5% of poverty may be accepted in certain situations. Households also must have low resources. The elderly (60 or older) may receive legal advice without regard to finances. Applicants also must meet citizenship requirements.

Your family's income should be at or below the following percentage of the federal poverty level
125
Is this organization accessible by wheelchair?
Yes
Does this organization provide access for the hearing impaired?
Yes
Eligibility Restrictions

This program does not serve: Prisoner; Community Groups

Type of Help

This group provides the following types of services based on your legal needs and its resources:
  • Full Legal Representation
  • Brief Advice
  • Self-Help Materials
Description of Services

Provides free civil (non-criminal) legal advice and representation to low-income people in the areas of bankruptcy, civil rights, consumer, debtor rights, disability, domestic violence, elder law, employment, family, garnishment, health, housing, public benefits, Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and unemployment compensation.
Central Virginia Legal Aid Society (CVLAS) does not handle every request for assistance, but never charges a fee for its services. CVLAS does not handle criminal, traffic, personal injury, malpractice, property damage, or cases that may generate attorney’s fees where a lawyer could obtain a fee from the other side or from recovery.

Emergency Instructions

What is an Emergency? Walk-in intake is done for emergencies. An emergency is: recent papers from a court, government agency or subsidized landlord that require a response within four (4) business days; a court or administrative hearing within four (4) business days; a legal deadline within four (4) business days; a lockout, utility shutoff, or self-help eviction; an impending non-judicial foreclosure within ten (10) calendar days; or a recent incident of serious domestic violence.

Public Benefits Unit

General Contact Information

Address
Central Virginia Legal Aid Society, Inc.
101 West Broad Street, Suite 101 (map)
Richmond, VA 23220
Phone
804-648-1012
Toll Free
800-868-1012 and 866-534-5243
Fax
804-649-8794
Website
http://www.cvlas.org
Last Review and Update: Mar 15, 2012