Area Agencies on Aging (AAAs) Title-III Legal Services Providers
All Virginia AAAs receive Older Americans Act Title-III funds through DARS to offer seniors access to legal services. The AAAs contract with local legal services offices or use staff attorneys to provide the services. Contact your local Area Agency on Aging (AAA) for legal assistance.
Other Non-DARS Legal Services Providers
Free Legal Answers - a free, web-based legal question and answer site
supported by the Virginia State Bar (a Project 2025 stakeholder) as part of
an American Bar Association initiative to provide online pro bono civil
legal assistance to any Virginia resident with income levels below 250% of
the federal poverty guidelines (an income of just over $29,000 annually for
a single adult). Details:
Legal Aid programs in Virginia - free legal assistance on civil matters to
persons with low incomes and limited resources. Call 1-866-534-5243 for
help. You can also contact your local legal services office See http://www.valegalaid.org for a
list of providers.
Protection & Advocacy Office - Virginia's Protection & Advocacy
office, the disAbility Law Center of Virginia, advocates for and protects
the legal rights of persons with disabilities at no charge. You can discuss
your disability issue with them by calling: 800-552-3962. The office also
offers various education and training programs. For more information: http://dlcv.org.
Virginia Lawyer Referral Service (VLRS) - VLRS can schedule an initial
meeting with an attorney on many legal matters for a $35 fee. VLRS also
refers individuals, when appropriate, at no charge to other government and
social service organizations when a private attorney is not required. See: http://www.vsb.org/vlrs/.
Other Helpful Agencies and Organizations - the Virginia State Bar maintains
a list of more than a dozen other free or low-cost legal service providers
in Virginia, many with very specific geographic and issue focuses such as
legal assistance for individuals with cancer, HIV/AIDS on legal, and tax,
and housing matters. See: