COVID-19

Your Legal rights

Your Legal Rights during COVID-19

Although our physical offices are closed to the public, Southwest Virginia Legal Aid (SVLAS) continues to serve our clients and the community during this unprecedented time. Our attorneys, paralegals and other staff are working remotely to help with legal problems faced by the communities where we live and work.  We are working hard toward solutions related to shelter, safety and economic security.  We are in communication with the courts, colleagues, partner agencies and most importantly our clients by phone, text, and email. 

Online intake is accessible 24/7 and our hotline/intake phones are open during specific hours each day. 

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24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Apply by phone (The Call is Free)
Monday through Thursday, 8:30 am to noon and 1 to 4 pm.
Friday 8:30 am to 12:30 pm.
The call is free, both Nationwide or cellular: 1.888.201.2772
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SVLAS understands there is a lot of confusion and misinformation about your legal rights and remedies; and about assistance for those in need.  We will be sharing information here and on our Facebook page to keep you informed.  We may not be the first to share information, but we strive to make sure our information is accurate. Below you will find information about legal rights and remedies with special sections on issues specific to the COVID-19 crisis. This is general information and each situation is different, so it is important to contact your local legal aid program. 

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