Free Legal Aid in Richmond

Last updated: December 13, 2013

Have a dispute with your landlord or employer, but you don’t understand the complex legal system? Maybe you have a family law or immigration matter, but you don’t know how you’ll be able to pay for an attorney’s help.

Thankfully, Richmond has a long history of success through solidarity. It’s no surprise that Richmond’s culture would yield a large group of attorneys serving the public -- and the interests of justice -- with free and low cost legal services. Here is a directory of services available in the greater Richmond area.

Richmond Legal Aid

  • Central Virginia Legal Aid Society


    Tel: (866) 534-5243

    CVLAS offers free assistance to local residents in matters related to civil (non-criminal) law. Typical cases cover: civil rights, foreclosure, disabilities, domestic violence, employment, and government benefits, and other issues common to citizens with lower incomes. Visit CVLAS’s website for specific directions on how to apply for services.

  • Legal Aid Justice Center

    123 East Broad Street
    Richmond
    , VA 23219

    Tel: (804) 643-1086

    LAJC features several programs designed to help Richmond’s citizens. Programs include: Civil Advocacy Program, JustChildren Program, Immigrant Advocacy Program, Elder Law Initiative, Health Advocacy, and Institutionalized Persons. For Petersburg residents and others in the area you can contact the local Petersburg LAJC office at:

    37 Bollingbrook Street
    Petersburg, VA 23803
    (804) 862-2205

  • Community Tax Law Project

    P.O. Box 11322
    Richmond
    , VA 23230

    Tel: (804) 358-5855

    CTLP provides free representation in tax-related disputes. The organization also provides free services to the Commonwealth’s nonprofit organizations. Visit the website for more information on CTLP’s mission and practice.

  • Commonwealth Catholic Charities, Immigration Counseling

    1512 Willow Lawn Drive
    P.O. Box 6565

    Richmond
    , VA 23230

    Tel: (804) 545-5900

    CCC provides legal services in connection with re-entry, permanent residency applications, asylum, and other immigration matters. The organization generally charges an affordable fee but will waive the cost of services in some cases.

  • Legal Information Network for Cancer

    1459 Johnston Willis Drive
    Richmond
    , VA 23235

    Tel: (804) 272-LINC (5462)

    LINC works to help cancer patients manage legal issues related to cancer diagnosis and treatment. Professionals on staff and volunteering within LINC’s network have expertise is in public and private benefits, employment law, debt management, and will preparation.