Legal Aid Virginia, which provides legal assistance for people in debt, has announced that it will be offering free legal advice to the public, as well as other forms of support, from Monday, April 19.
“Legal aid Virginia is pleased to announce that we are expanding our legal aid coverage to include new forms of assistance that are now available to all Virginians,” said Kristine Cramer, President and CEO of Legal Aid Virginia.
“We are pleased to extend our full legal assistance coverage to those of you who need legal assistance.”
In addition to providing free legal assistance to anyone who needs it, Legal Aid’s new offer also includes legal advice for people who are victims of crimes and are trying to get back on their feet after being incarcerated.
The company is offering the services as a means of providing those who have been incarcerated with the opportunity to get a second chance at life.
Legal Aid will also be offering the following forms of help to people with mental health issues: mental health, substance abuse, addiction, and trauma support.
The company said that all of the legal services it offers are free to Virginians.
“Legal Aid Virginia is an independent, non-profit organization that serves Virginians in need and provides them with access to legal aid and assistance in their daily lives.
Our mission is to provide a safe and affordable place for all Virginian to seek and obtain legal assistance,” Cramer said.
As a result of this expansion of its legal assistance program, Legal Assistance Virginia will be extending its legal services to the following states: Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, and Wyoming.
For those who are looking for other legal services that they may need, the company is currently offering free consumer legal advice in some states, including Connecticut, Georgia and Kentucky.
Legal aid also offers legal services in Louisiana, which is also offering free representation to victims of domestic violence, rape, and sexual assault.
Legal aid also provides free and legal representation for people with criminal records.
According to Cramer the company offers free legal services for people under the age of 25 in the state of North Carolina.
For those who need more legal help, Legal Action Legal Aid is currently providing free representation in the District of Columbia.
The firm’s website has more information on how to get legal help.
Legal Aid is an all-volunteer organization that helps individuals, families, businesses and institutions throughout the country and is based in Virginia.