Central Virginia Legal Aid Society - Richmond Branch

General Contact Information


Toll Free
101 W. Broad Street, Suite 101
Richmond, VA 23220

How to Get Help

Phone Number Local phone - 804-648-1012. Toll free - 800-868-1
  • 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.

please have all documents relating to your case ready for easy reference if necessary.

Who We Are

CVLAS has 3 offices throughout Central Virginia to assist clients in meeting their legal needs.  While legal representation can not be guaranteed, every attempt will be made to make sure clients have the legal advice they need when dealing with civil matters. 

Who We Serve

  • Chesterfield County
  • Goochland County
  • Hanover County
  • Henrico County
  • New Kent County
  • Powhatan County
  • Richmond City County
Cirumstances and languages in which interpreters are provided

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

Income Guidelines

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.

Representation and/or legal advice is free to the client. However, clients are responsible for any court fees which are incurred.

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: Immigrant; Prisoner

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.

Last Review and Update: Mar 15, 2012
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