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List of Pro Bono and Legal Aid Resources

Statewide Resources

  • Community Tax Law Project http://www.ctlp.org – provides free legal help to Virginia’s low wage families and individuals experiencing economic harm because of a tax problem. (804) 358-5855.
  • disAbility Law Center of Virginia http://dlcv.org – Virginia’s official designated Protection and Advocacy organization. Provides help to people with disabilities in Virginia to expand and defend their rights, including supporting self-advocacy groups and legal assistance, and helping to obtain services and treatment. Toll Free: (800) 552-3962.
  • Drive to Work http://www.drivetowork.org – assists qualifying low-income and previously incarcerated persons to restore driving privileges so they can drive to work and hold a job. Legal and other services are provided by attorneys. Clients pay an administrative fee starting at $250 (higher in complex cases) to cover part of the cost. (804) 358-6727, Toll Free: (877) 358-6727.
  • Hogar Immigrant Services https://www.hogarimmigrantservices.org – Offers immigration legal assistance at a reduced rate and hosts monthly naturalization workshops. (703) 534-9805.
  • Legal Information Network for Cancer (LINC) http://www.cancerlinc.org – provides legal, financial, and community resources to individuals confronted with issues arising from the diagnosis and treatment to cancer. (804) 562-0371.
  • MRWBA Domestic Relations Pamphlet http://mrwba.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/12/English-Pamphlet.pdf – booklet published by the Metropolitan Regional Women’s Bar Association to help the public understand the general legal circumstances they may face in resolving domestic relations problems under Virginia law. http://mrwba.org/
  • Project for the Empowerment of Survivors (PES) http://www.vsdvalliance.org/#/resources-helpayuda/legal-help – a new initiative offered through the Statewide Hotline of the Virginia Sexual and Domestic Violence Action Alliance. Provides trauma informed legal services and legal advocacy to callers of the hotline from Virginia who are experiencing sexual or intimate partner violence, dating violence, human trafficking and hate crimes. Survivors and advocates can access the PES services by calling the Statewide Hotline at 1-800-838-8238 to speak directly with a trained Legal Advocate and to be linked to Legal Services, or by logging on to www.vadata.org/chat to enter into a confidential chat with an advocate.
  • Statewide Senior Legal Hotline – toll-free hotline offering legal assistant and advice for Virginians aged 60 or over. (844) 802-5910.
  • Virginia Bar Association Veterans Issues Task Force https://www.vba.org/page/vba_veterans_initiat – provides military veterans and service members with greater access to legal assistance. (804) 644-0041.
  • freelegalanswers.org https://virginia.freelegalanswers.org – online pro bono question and answer website where low and modest income Virginians can post a civil law question and receive an e-mail answer from a Virginia lawyer.
  • Virginia Judicial System Self-Help Website https://selfhelp.vacourts.gov – provides neutral legal information and resources for self-represented litigants in Virginia Courts.
  • VA Law Help 2 Go http://www.valawhelp2go.org – a mobile-friendly platform that provides the public with access to brief informational videos about common civil legal issues in Virginia. A link at the end of each video directs the viewer to the Virginia statewide website for more information and to connect them with the appropriate legal aid provider in their area.
  • Virginia Lawyer Referral Service http://www.vsb.org/vlrs – the Virginia State Bar’s consumer service department that connects the public with Virginia lawyers based on specific practice of law and geographic Virginia locations. There is a $35 fee for the initial, thirty-five-minute phone consultation during which you may obtain information on your legal options. Nationwide – (800) 552-7977, Richmond Metropolitan Area – (804) 775-0808.
  • Virginia Legal Aid https://www.valegalaid.org – website that can help you find civil legal information and answers to commonly asked questions. Also contains information on legal aid and pro bono programs in Virginia where you may receive free legal assistance. 1-866-LEGLAID (1-866-534-5243).
  • Virginia Military and Veteran Legal Resource Guide https://www.oag.state.va.us/files/Veterans_Legal_Resource_Guide_Final_PlusHeaders.pdf – a guide which helps Virginia servicemembers, military families, and veterans understand the unique legal protections, rights, and resources available to them under the law.
  • Virginia Poverty Law Center http://www.vplc.org – provides training to local Legal Aid program staff, private bar attorneys, and low-income clients, relating exclusively to the legal rights of Virginia’s poor. Assists low-income Virginians and Legal Aid programs with legislative and administrative proposals affecting the poor in Virginia as well as providing technical assistance, training and publications to Virginia’s Legal Aid programs in the following substantive areas: consumer law, domestic and sexual violence law, elder law, family law, health law, housing law and public benefits law. (804) 782-9430.
  • Virginia State Bar Pro Bono/Access to Legal Services http://www.vsb.org/site/sections/pro_bono/resources_public – provides listings of free and low-cost legal resources available to the public in Virginia.
  • Whitman-Walker Health Legal Services Program https://www.whitman-walker.org/legal-services – provides legal services to people living with HIV and members of the LGBTQ community and offers regular pro bono legal clinics. (202) 939-7627.

Resources for Northern Virginia

  • Capital Area Immigrants’ Rights (CAIR) Coalition https://www.caircoalition.org – provides legal assistance for immigrant men, women, and children at risk of detention and deportation in the DC metropolitan area and beyond.(202) 331-3320.
  • Fairfax Law Foundation http://www.fairfaxlawfoundation.org – a nonprofit organization that provides residents of Fairfax County, as well as Northern Virginia nonprofits, with direct access to the legal community. (703) 246-2740.
  • Good Samaritan Advocates https://www.goodsamaritanadvocates.org/ – a faith-based legal aid organization providing no cost legal services and advice to low-income individuals in greater Washington, DC. Pro bono clinic attorneys provide free legal counsel on the following legal issues: family law, child support, domestic situations, landlord, and commercial disputes. (703) 761-5014.
  • Just Neighbors https://www.justneighbors.org – provides immigration legal services to low-income immigrants and refugees in Northern Virginia, with a focus on humanitarian-based immigration cases. Just Neighbors does not take removal/deportation or asylum application cases. (703) 979-1240.
  • Legal Aid Justice Center https://www.justice4all.org – provides free legal services and legal representation on non-criminal matters to low-income individuals. Qualifying persons must be located within the service areas. Charlottesville office: (434) 977-0553. Falls Church office: (703) 778-3450. Petersburg office: (804) 862-2205. Richmond office: (804) 643-1086.
  • Legal Aid Works http://www.legalaidworks.org – provides free, high-quality, civil legal assistance to low income individuals and families. Fredericksburg office: (540) 371-1105. Culpeper office: (540) 825-3131. Tappahannock office: (804) 443-9393.
  • Legal Services of Northern Virginia http://www.lsnv.org – provides free legal services to residents living in Northern Virginia. (703) 778-6800.

Resources for Central Virginia

  • Carrico Center for Pro Bono & Public Service https://law.richmond.edu/public-service/pro-bono/index.html – created by the University of Richmond School of Law, the Center connects the skills and talents of its student body with the greater Richmond community and a network of regional, national, and international programs. (804) 287-1207.
  • Central Virginia Legal Aid Society http://cvlas.org – a non-profit law firm which provides free legal assistance in civil cases to low income residents of Central Virginia. Richmond office: (804) 648-1012. Petersburg office: (804) 862-1100. Charlottesville office: (434) 296-8851.
  • Forthright Legal https://www.forthrightlegal.org – nonprofit law firm that collaborates with community-based service organizations to enhance local understanding of the complexity of immigration and provides low-cost legal services for the clients of such service agencies and for others who do not qualify for Legal Aid and cannot afford a market-rate lawyer. Fees are scaled to client income, using the federal poverty level. (434) 260-1329.
  • Greater Richmond Bar Foundation http://www.grbf.org – seeks to expand public access to the justice system in Central Virginia by facilitating the delivery of pro bono legal services and service projects. Through these programs and services, the GRBF helps the central Virginia region with its priority needs for pro bono services and helps lawyers connect with pro bono clients. (804) 780-2600. Two of the pro bono programs are:
  • Hunton & Williams Church Hill Office – provides pro bono services to financially limited persons. For a modest fee, which the firm donates to charity, the Church Hill office offers legal services in family law (uncontested divorce, adoptions, name changes), housing and real estate (landlord-tenant and housing issues), and guardianships. The office also accepts (without fee) all uncontested divorce case clients from the general Richmond area who are referred by the Central Virginia Legal Aid Society. (804) 775-2248.
  • Hunton & Williams Charlottesville Office – provides free legal services to low-income Charlottesville area victims of domestic violence and to immigrants seeking asylum from persecution in their country of origin. (434) 220-3111.
  • “It’s Time for Justice” – Central Virginia Legal Aid Radio Show http://cvlas.org/central-virginia-legal-aid-radio-show – Host and legal aid attorney Marty Wegbreit explores the ins and outs of civil (non-criminal) law. Every first-run Central Virginia Legal Aid radio show ever broadcast is now available at http://www.radio4all.net/index.php/contributor/3999.
  • Legal Aid Justice Center https://www.justice4all.org – provides free legal services and legal representation on non-criminal matters to low-income individuals. Qualifying persons must be located within the service areas. Charlottesville office: (434) 977-0553. Falls Church office: (703) 778-3450. Petersburg office: (804) 862-2205. Richmond office: (804) 643-1086.
  • Virginia Legal Aid Society http://vlas.org – provides free civil legal services to low-income residents in twenty counties and six cities in Central, Southside, and Western Tidewater Virginia. (434) 455-3080.

Resources for Eastern Virginia

  • Legal Aid Works http://www.legalaidworks.org – provides free, high-quality, civil legal assistance to low income individuals and families. Fredericksburg office: (540) 371-1105. Culpeper office: (540) 825-3131. Tappahannock office: (804) 443-9393.
  • Legal Aid Society of Eastern Virginia https://www.laseva.org – provides free legal services in civil matters to qualifying low-income residents of Hampton Roads. (757) 627-5423.
  • Virginia Legal Aid Society http://vlas.org – provides free civil legal services to low-income residents in twenty counties and six cities in Central, Southside, and Western Tidewater Virginia. (434) 455-3080.

Resources for Western Virginia

  • Blue Ridge Legal Services http://brls.org – provides free civil legal assistant to low-income residents of the Shenandoah Valley and Roanoke Valley of Virginia. (540) 433-1830.
  • Legal Aid Society of Roanoke Valley http://lasrv.org – provides free civil legal assistance to low-income residents of the Roanoke Valley. (540) 344-2088.
  • Southwest Virginia Legal Aid Society http://www.swvalegalaid.org – provides free civil legal services to low-income families in seventeen counties and four small cities in southwestern Virginia. (888) 201-2772.
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Heather J
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Kia Johnson
Colleen, thank you for taking my case and providing me the closure I needed in settling a medical negligence issue. Because of your diligence and support, I can breathe a lot easier knowing that my experience hasn't gone unnoticed and without liability on the provider's behalf. Your communication and support are appreciated by me and my husband and our family; after many turn-downs from other firms, we are grateful to have found you and your team. I will continue to recommend you to those looking for a compassionate lawyer who will fight for the closure and results that women direly need in whatever situations they face. THANK YOU!!
Kia Johnson
Kia Johnson
Anastasia Eddleton
Anastasia Eddleton
Colleen and her legal team are top notch, friendly, efficient and would 100% reccomend and/or use again
Katie Oakes
Katie Oakes
We worked with attorney Colleen Quinn who is a AAAA adoption attorney. She is very knowledgeable about adoption as well as a very personable attorney. She helped guide us through a smooth adoption process. Her paralegal Charli is pretty amazing as well. We appreciate everything that you did for us. I also think your pricing is very affordable!!!!
Michelle Bower
Michelle Bower
The team at Locke & Quinn are the best.
Rene Haines
Rene Haines
Grateful to work with Colleen again on our second private adoption in 4 years! Thankful for her timeliness, effective commmunication, and outstanding staff.
Michelle Spencer
Michelle Spencer
So thrilled to work with Colleen Quinn once again for our second private adoption! Especially appreciate the timely, attentive, and effective communication with Colleen and her staff.
Michelle Spencer
Michelle Spencer
Stepdaughter adoption- My 8yr old daughter's biological father moved to another country. After 4 yrs and little to no contact I thought there was no way this would happen without a big headache. Well, I was wrong; to say everything I need t say I will give in bullet points: Caring, Personable, Upfront, Follow-up, Efficient, Economical, Experienced and Awesome.
Chris Perdue
Chris Perdue
As a client of Colleen Quinn I immediately knew her confidence and knowledge was what I needed for my medical malpractice suit. When 5 other Attorneys told me I had no case and wouldn't even listen to me, Colleen took time with me and immediately knew we had to go for it. 3 years later we have triumphed. She and her wonderful team had my back, supported me, and cheered me on the whole way. They never left my side, doubted me or stopped believing in me. Let the next chapter begin. I would definitely recommend Locke & Quinn. Thank you Colleen!!
Melissa Herring
Melissa Herring
I can't say enough good things about Colleen and her team. They have handled 2 step parent adoptions for us and 1 for a friend. Colleen is upfront about her plans for your case and made me feel very confident about our outcome. Charli her assistant is amazing and answered any questions I had quickly. If you are looking for a attorney who truly invests themselves in their work and really knows what they are doing you want Colleen.
Brandi Witherspoon
Brandi Witherspoon
My husband and I just recently finalized the adoption of our son thanks to Colleen! Our situation happened FAST, and Colleen never missed a beat. Colleen, Katie and Charli were all quick to answer any questions we had and made us feel confident in their ability to provide the services needed. We were blown away at the knowledge and organization Colleen had throughout this process as well! We intend to continue to grow our family through adoption again, and will be using Locke & Quinn!
Ashley Halsey
Ashley Halsey
My husband and I would definatly recomend Coleen for step parent adoptions. The process was quick and went smoothly. Her assistant Charlie was extremly helpful during the process as well. All and all they were extremly knowledgable on what needed to be done during the process which I feel made things go smoothly.
Bathsheba Colinborough
Bathsheba Colinborough
My wife and I worked with Colleen Quinn and her paralegal Charli (CharSalle) on my daughter's international re-adoption. We are in Fairfax, VA and they were happy to work with us even though we weren’t local to them. Everything was done by email and mail. They answered all of our questions in a timely manner and were very knowledgeable about the process. We worked almost entirely with Charli after the initial emails and phone calls and she was great to work with. They filed all of our paperwork with our court, everything went smoothly, and we received our Final Order. Charli has always kept us in the loop about the process and sent us updates. We mailed original documents back and forth without any issue. Their legal fee was very competitive and better than most attorneys in our own area. We are very pleased with their work and assistance in getting our adoption finalized. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend them to anyone. Thank you!
Ahmed Rashid
Ahmed Rashid
My wife and I worked with Colleen Quinn and her paralegal Charli (CharSalle) on my daughter's international re-adoption. We are in Fairfax, VA and they were happy to work with us even though we weren’t local to them. Everything was done by email and mail. They answered all of our questions in a timely manner and were very knowledgeable about the process. We worked almost entirely with Charli after the initial emails and phone calls and she was great to work with. They filed all of our paperwork with our court, everything went smoothly, and we received our Final Order. Charli has always kept us in the loop about the process and sent us updates. We mailed original documents back and forth without any issue. Their legal fee was very competitive and better than most attorneys in our own area. We are very pleased with their work and assistance in getting our adoption finalized. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend them to anyone. Thank you!
Ahmed R
Ahmed R
Great experience!! Everything I needed they took care of with a timely fashion! Highly recommend!
Morgan Williams Seay
Morgan Williams Seay
They were very professional and helpful with my unique case for the adoption of my son. I would recommend Colleen Quinn and her team to anybody that is looking for adoption.
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Personal Injury is a challenging event on many levels in ones life. Have you experienced a moment where you were injured and need to seek legal advice? You need to make a call to Colleen Quinn today. I began to research different law firms that handled Personal Injury. I interviewed several attorneys and spoke with large practices to small firms. I was impressed by Colleens resume and her work with women and the law. I will never regret hiring Colleen and her TEAM. The word TEAM is exactly what I received through out my case. My case was attacked with professionalism and the team was always in communication with me. When I would call to ask questions or to get a better explanation I was always made to feel as if I was the only client. As my case arrived closer to the trail date, my TEAM went into full 110%+ effort and preparation. Colleen was ALWAYS seeking to settle my case with the best outcome that she could. YOU WILL NOT FIND A MORE UPFRONT, HONEST, HARDWORKING-GET IT DONE ATTITUDE THAN THE TEAM OF COLLEEN M. QUINN!! MAKE THAT CALL TODAY-YOU WONT REGET IT!!
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Lisa Moore Walker
Personal Injury is a challenging event on many levels in ones life. Have you experienced a moment where you were injured and need to seek legal advice? You need to make a call to Colleen Quinn today. I began to research different law firms that handled Personal Injury. I interviewed several attorneys and spoke with large practices to small firms. I was impressed by Colleens resume and her work with women and the law. I will never regret hiring Colleen and her TEAM. The word TEAM is exactly what I received through out my case. My case was attacked with professionalism and the team was always in communication with me. When I would call to ask questions or to get a better explanation I was always made to feel as if I was the only client. As my case arrived closer to the trail date, my TEAM went into full 110%+ effort and preparation. Colleen was ALWAYS seeking to settle my case with the best outcome that she could. YOU WILL NOT FIND A MORE UPFRONT, HONEST, HARDWORKING-GET IT DONE ATTITUDE THAN THE TEAM OF COLLEEN M. QUINN!! MAKE THAT CALL TODAY-YOU WONT REGET IT!!
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Sharon Robertson Dewitt
Sharon Robertson Dewitt
After doing quite a bit of research on the adoption process, we decided to set up an initial consultation with Colleen, and we found that first session very beneficial and informative. There were many things that impressed us about Colleen from the very beginning: her level of expertise and reputation as an adoption attorney, the accolades she's received throughout her career, her friendly and personable nature, and her willingness to provide us with comprehensive information about the adoption process including projected fees. We also wanted to make sure that we were being well represented and advocated for, and quickly knew that Colleen would not only guide us through the adoption process, but advocate for us as well. Colleen is both passionate about what she does and compassionate toward all parties involved in the adoption process.Colleen’s paralegal, CharSalle (Charli) is an absolute treasure! Charli was readily available to answer questions by phone or by email. She would reach out to us if there was a birth mother interested in speaking or meeting with us after reviewing our profile. We were matched with a birth mother in November 2014, and our daughter was born in February 2015. Colleen and Charli guided us through the initial meetings with the birth parents, the open adoption agreements, and they stayed in touch with us by phone and email when our daughter was born. Our adoption was finalized in six months, and we couldn’t be more pleased with the level of communication we received, and continue to receive, from Colleen and Charli as well as the level of expertise and true passion they have for guiding families through the adoption process. We highly recommend Colleen, Charli, and the staff at Locke & Quinn to anyone considering adoption!!!!
Joe Ana
Joe Ana
My wife and I adopted a babygirl in 2015. A friend of mine, whose daughter is lawyer, recommended Colleen Quinn. We went for our initial consultation and we could tell immediately that Colleen was very knowledgeable and professional. She went into detail and gave us the costs associated with the adoption as well as every single step in the process. Colleen is very welcoming and easy to talk to. We cannot leave this review without mentioning our primary contact, Colleen's paralegal, CharSalle Charles (Charli). Without Charli, I don't think we would have made it through the adoption. Charli was there anytime we called to answer our questions and to provide support for us. Charli even came to the hospital the day after our daughter was born, to handle all the paperwork between us and the birth mother. We truly thank Locke and Quinn and especially Charli for their hard work and support. Our adoption was even finalized a month in advance of the initial date set forth. We highly recommend Locke and Quinn to any looking to adopt!!!
Tierre Christmas
Tierre Christmas
Cathy Tyree Herb
Cathy Tyree Herb
Colleen and the team at Locke & Quinn was very helpful guiding us through our adoption with minimal issues - would recommend based on their knowledge and experience.
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Colleen is an excellent attorney. She fights for her clients and takes care of them every step of the way.
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