Legal Information

Looking for Legal Information?

If you would like written information answering the most common legal questions asked by legal aid clients, visit the statewide website for Virginia’s legal aid societies, www.VaLegalAid.org, a joint project of the legal aid programs across Virginia.

Also see VA Law Help 2 Go.  The VA Law Help 2 Go, (703) 293-5544 or www.valawhelp2go.org,  is a mobile-friendly platform that provides legal information in video format to the public. This project is unique because it allows users to select the desired legal content via SMS text messaging and view brief, informational videos (in English or Spanish) optimized for mobile devices. These videos provide information about common topics in the area of family, consumer, and housing law. A link at the end of each video directs the viewer to the Virginia statewide website for more information and to connect them with the appropriate legal aid provider in their area.

You might also want to visit the Virginia Judicial System’s Court Self-Help website, at https://selfhelp.vacourts.gov/.

You can also get free legal answers from lawyers, if you qualify, using Virginia.Freelegalanswers.org. It’s is a free, fast, and easy service for Virginians who cannot afford a lawyer. The site can be accessed from any device anywhere, even at your public library. There is no cost to you to post your question or to receive an answer.

Or if you would like to hear pre-recorded legal information on a variety of legal issues when our offices are closed, please call our toll-free Legal Aid Helpline at 1-866-534-5243 on weekends, holidays and from 5 p.m. – 9 a.m. weekdays.

If you are seeking legal assistance (including specific advice about your situation, or representation in a court proceeding, for example), please call the offices listed under Areas Served/Office Locations during the hours specified in order to be screened for eligibility.