Get Legal Help

VLAS may be able to help you with your civil legal issue or question if:

  • Your issue falls within the categories of cases we handle below. VLAS does not handle criminal or traffic violation cases.
  • You are eligible for our services.

Types of Cases

Education
Special Education Rights, Student Discipline

Housing
Landlord Disputes and Evictions, Subsidized and Public Housing, Mortgage Foreclosures, Hazardous Conditions, Utilities

Health Care
Medicaid, Medicare, Health Insurance, FAMIS (Family Access and Medical Insurance Security)

Public Benefits
Social Security Disability,  SSI, Food Stamps (SNAP), WIC, Unemployment Compensation, TANF (Temporary Assistance for Needy Families)

Family
Uncontested Divorce, Child Custody Interstate Disputes, Child Support involving Disabled Parents, Simple and Living Wills, General Powers of Attorney, Guardianships

Consumer
Collections and Repossessions, Garnishment Exemptions, Illegal or Unfair Sales Practices, Consumer Credit Violations, Payday and Car Title Lending, Car Warranties.


Determining Eligibility

Eligibility for our services is defined by our Federal, State, and local and private funders. In order for us to determine whether we can help you, you must be screened for eligibility. During this brief screening, you will be asked about:
  • Location of your legal problem
  • Name/birth dates of people involved in your case (to check for conflicts of interests)
  • Your income and available financial resources
  • Demographic information, including household size
  • Your immigration status

To determine your eligibility, please either complete our online application to receive a legal hotline priority code that will speed up the screening process or call our legal hotline LawLine directly at 1-866-534-5243. If you are having trouble reaching us from a cellphone from outside our service area, call 434-455-3080.


Find your Legal Aid

If we cannot help you with your problem, we will do our best to refer you to a provider that may be able to help. If you are located outside of our area and would like to find the Legal Aid closest to you, click here.