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Central Virginia Legal Aid Society - Richmond Office

  • To Volunteer, Contact:
    Kathy Brigman
    804-862-1100, From Richmond: 804-796-6765
Founded in 1974, CVLAS' mission is, and has always been, the zealous legal representation without charge to low income or elderly clients in civil cases and to help the low income and elderly client community through preventive community legal education. CVLAS is a non-profit 501 (c) (3) organization.
  • Counties of Volunteer Opportunity: Charles City, Chesterfield, Goochland, Hanover, Henrico, New Kent, Powhatan, Richmond City
  • Area of law: Community Development, Consumer, Disability, Education, Elder Law, Employment, Family & Juvenile, Health, HIV/AIDS, Homeless, Housing, Public Benefits, Hotline
  • Populations Served: Children, Domestic Violence Victims, Elderly, General Public, HIV, Lesbian, gay, bisexual & transgender, Low Income, Native Americans, Working poor and unemployed
  • Opportunities For: Law Students, Lawyers, Paralegals
  • Need for non-English services: Signers for the deaf, Spanish, Vietnamese
  • Hours for Pro Bono Opportunities: Evenings, Monday-Friday 9am-5pm, Saturday 9am-12pm
  • Does the organization provide malpractice insurance for volunteers? Yes
  • Training Provided: Yes
  • Training Required: Yes
  • CLE credit for trainings: Yes
  • CLE credit for pro bono: Yes
  • 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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