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Southwest Virginia Legal Aid Society

Southwest Virginia Legal Aid Society (SVLAS) is a private, non-profit organization established to provide free, high-quality legal services to the low-income residents of seventeen counties and four cities in southwestern Virginia. SVLAS is funded by federal, state, and local sources and is the oldest rural Legal Aid program in Virginia. In addition to the practice areas that are listed, SVLAS may be able to offer other pro bono opportunities to meet the needs and interests of pro bono attorneys, paralegals, and law students. This guide is for lawyers, law students and paralegals interested in pro bono work. To find a volunteer legal opportunity that is tailored to your specific requirements, please select your preferences from the following options and then click the Search button: Note: If you are an attorney, then leave "Projects for" below set to All. County Statewide Accomack Albemarle Alexandria City Alleghany Amelia Amherst Appomattox Arlington Augusta Bath Bedford Bedford City Bland Botetourt Bristol Brunswick Buchanan Buckingham Buena Vista City Campbell Caroline Carroll Charles City Charlotte Charlottesville City Chesapeake City Chesterfield Clarke Clifton Forge City Colonial Heights City Covington City Craig Culpeper Cumberland Danville City Dickenson Dinwiddie Emporia City Essex Fairfax Fairfax City Falls Church City Fauquier Floyd Fluvanna Franklin Franklin City Frederick Fredericksburg City Galax City Giles Gloucester Goochland Grayson Greene Greensville Halifax Hampton City Hanover Harrisonburg City Henrico Henry Highland Hopewell City Isle of Wight James City King and Queen King George King William Lancaster Lee Lexington City Loudoun Louisa Lunenburg Lynchburg City Madison Manassas City Manassas Park City Martinsville City Mathews Mecklenburg Middlesex Montgomery Nelson New Kent Newport News City Norfolk City Northampton Northumberland Norton City Nottoway Orange Page Patrick Petersburg City Pittsylvania Poquoson City Portsmouth City Powhatan Prince Edward Prince George Prince William Pulaski Radford City Rappahannock Richmond Richmond City Roanoke Roanoke City Rockbridge Rockingham Russell Salem Scott Shenandoah Smyth Southampton Spotsylvania Stafford Staunton City Suffolk City Surry Sussex Tazewell Virginia Beach City Warren Washington Waynesboro City Westmoreland Williamsburg City Winchester City Wise Wythe York Area of law All Substantive Areas Arts Civil Rights Community Development Consumer Criminal Appeals Disability Education Elderlaw Employment Family & Juvenile Health HIV/AIDS Homeless Housing Immigration & Naturalization Life Planning Nonprofit Organizations Public Benefits Working with All Groups Children Domestic Violence Victims Elderly General Public HIV Lesbian, gay, bisexual & transgender Low Income Native Americans Working poor and unemployed Projects for All Law Students Mentors Nonlitigation Projects Paralegals Text search This Pro Bono Opportunities Guide is a joint project of the Virginia Poverty Law Center, Virginia Bar Association, Southwest Virginia Legal Aid Society, Blue Ridge Legal Services, and other legal services organizations in Virginia.
  • County of Volunteer Opportunity: Russell
  • Area of law: Consumer, Family & Juvenile, Housing, Public Benefits
  • Populations Served: Low Income
  • Opportunities For: Law Students, Lawyers, Nonlitigation Projects, Paralegals
  • Hours for Pro Bono Opportunities: Monday-Friday 9am-5pm
  • Does the organization provide malpractice insurance for volunteers? Yes
  • Training Provided: Yes
  • Training Required: No
  • CLE credit for trainings: Yes
  • CLE credit for pro bono: No
  • Mentoring or supervision offered: No
  • Volunteer lawyers need to meet a caseload or hours requirement: No
  • Volunteers may participate long-distance: No
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