"I was so scared of my ex-husband, but you helped me to be brave."   Seeking Justice, Changing Lives
Find out how you can help domestic violence victims.
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Find out how you can help domestic violence victims.
"Without your help, we couldn't have gotten Mother the care she needed."   Seeking Justice, Changing Lives
Learn more about our advocacy services for seniors and others living in long-term care facilities.
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Learn more about our advocacy services for seniors and others living in long-term care facilities.
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"Thank you for helping me build a better life for me and my son."   Seeking Justice, Changing Lives
Legal Aid's Behavioral Health Advocacy Program helps West Virginia's adults, children, and families connect with the services they need.
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Legal Aid's Behavioral Health Advocacy Program helps West Virginia's adults, children, and families connect with the services they need.
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Read our clients stories.

 

News

2016 Annual Report

Is available here.   


Beware of Scam

We've been notified that other websites and phone numbers are claiming to be LAWV and offering legal services for a fee. LAWV provides FREE legal services.  We will never ask for payment or private financial information. If you are contacted, you can file a complaint with the West Virginia Attorney General’s Consumer Protection Division at 1-800-368-8808. 

 

Dates 

  • Every 3rd Weds. of the month, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.: Free Veterans' Legal Clinic at the Greenbrier Co. VA Center, 280 Shamrock Ln., Ronceverte.  Walk-ins welcome.  Questions?  Call Legal Aid atty. Art Wolf, 304-255-0561, ext. 2228
  • Sept. 15, 2017, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.: Legal Aid Board Meeting, Clarksburg (location tba)

  • Dec. 15, 2017, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.: Legal Aid Board Meeting, Charleston (Legal Aid main office at 922 Quarrier St., 5th Fl.)

Seeking Justice, Changing Lives

With over 100 full-time staff in 12 offices, Legal Aid of West Virginia is the state's primary provider of civil legal aid and advocacy services.  Our mission is to ensure that the most vulnerable among us -  low-income families, seniors, victims of domestic violence, the disabled - have an equal shot at justice, in the courtroom and in their communities.  

              

              

 


 

Nancy doesn't live in fear anymore.

 

Learn how Legal Aid of West Virginia helped this domestic violence survivor get safe, secure her rights, and reclaim her dignity after decades in an abusive marriage.  

 


Need help with court forms? 

Our library of self-help court forms contains documents related to common West Virginia divorce and custody issues. Each form is completed through a guided question and answer format similar to that used by popular tax preparation software. Based on your answers, the forms will be populated with your data and, once complete, you can save, print, and file the forms with the court.

Best of all, these forms are accurate, specific to West Virginia law, and totally FREE.  You can find them here.