Civil legal aid programs nationwide provide direct legal representation, advice and counseling, community education and self-help and technology tools that can help low-income and middle-class families understand their legal options.


All of these resources can both improve outcomes in the justice system and help problems get resolved without going to court. When litigation is unavoidable, they can help cases move through the courts more effectively and more efficiently - which saves time and money for all.

Practice Areas


Choose from the menu options below to learn more about the kinds of problems Legal Aid can help you with.

Legal Aid does NOT provde advice or representation about criminal issues and cannot help with a traffic ticket.

Consumer / Debt Collection


Family Law (Custody/Child Support & Divorce)

Domestic Violence



Public Benefits

Other Legal Problems


DISCLAIMER: This website has been prepared for general informational purposes only. The information you see on this website, or by linking to other websites, is not legal advice and cannot replace the advice of an attorney. Viewing this website, completing an online application, or transmitting any e-mail message to SVLAS does not create an attorney-client relationship. In fact, unless you are already a client of SVLAS, your online application or e-mail may NOT be protected by attorney-client privilege. Also please remember that unencrypted e-mail may be intercepted by persons other than the intended recipient. Legal advice is dependent upon the specific circumstances of each situation. If you have a legal problem and want to receive legal advice or representation, you should contact an attorney in your area. If you live in southwestern Virginia, have a low household income, and your problem is one that Legal Aid may be able to assist with, please consider applying for legal assistance from SVLAS.