Board Mtg.

Friday, May 29, 2020
Morgantown, WV

September 10-11, 2020
Beckley, WV

Friday, December 11, 2020
Charleston, WV

All Board meetings begin at 12 p.m.


















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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. 


During the Governor's Stay At Home Order, Legal Aid's Application Line will be open Monday through Friday from the hours of 9 a.m.-noon and 1-3 pm.

Legal Aid of WV COVID-19 Information: Our Offices Are Closed To The Public, But We're Still Here to Help



Due to the ongoing health crisis of COVID-19/Coronavirus, all Legal Aid of West Virginia (LAWV) office locations ARE CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC until further notice.

But we are still working to assist people with legal needs when and where we can through our online intake system and our telephone system.  You an apply for help online 24/7 by clicking on the "Apply" button on the upper right hand corner of this screen.  To apply by telephone call (866) 255-4370, however please check "points to remember" below for information about operating times. 

Currently the West Virginia court system is handling emergency cases only, such as those where there is an immediate threat to loss of safety, housing, main source of income or necessity of life such as domestic violence protection orders, or custody cases that involve imminent threat of harm.  That means LAWV can help with cases that meet these guidelines, such as:

  • Domestic violence issues;
  • Abuse cases, and custody cases where a child is likely to be abused;
  • Immediate loss of housing. 

If your legal issue does not fall within the guidelines above, please postpone your request for legal assistance until at least April 10, at which time the West Virginia Supreme Court will be issuing futher guidance on state court operations. 

Points to remember:

  • Our Application Line will be open  Monday through Friday, 9am - noon and 1-3 pm. 
  • Existing clients will not lose their attorney.  Please be sure to contact them directly by phone or email if you have questions about the status of your case, or information about upcoming hearings that may be changed or cancelled.  If you do not know how to contact them, call your local office for assistance.
  • Free legal clinics are cancelled through April 2020.  Please check our website or social media for updates about when these services will resume. 
  • If you have a court hearing coming up, but are not working with an LAWV attorney, you should contact the judge assigned to your case. If you cannot attend because you a sick, are at risk, or because of extended school closures, the court system should make efforts to accommodate you.

Client Services

LAWV is committed to continuing to provide the highest level of client services as possible during this uncertain and unprecedented time.

Our legal and advocacy leadership team will be examining the impact on of COVID-19 on vulnerable populations to determine advocacy needs and action. 

We have created free online resources to help you understand how COVID-19 might affect your legal issues, as well as providing some crucial tips to vulnerable groups. See them here.


Lawyer in the School Program - COVID-19 Response

Currently, all Lawyer in the School on-site legal clinics are suspended until further notice.


During this temporary suspension of on-site clinics, we will still be available to assist school families by telephone or email only. You can contact us Monday through Friday, from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM at the contact information below:


If you have a child or children in Cabell County schools, contact:

Phone: (304) 343-3013 ext. 2117



If you have a child or children in Kanawha County schools, contact:


Phone: (304) 343-3013 ext. 2126




If you have a child or children in Marion County schools, contact:


Phone: (304) 296-0001 ext. 3123



If you have a child or children in Wayne County schools, contact:


Phone: (304) 343-3013 ext. 2117




Please remember, your call is very important to us, but we cannot always answer. If your call is not answered, please leave a clear message with your name, contact information, and a brief description of why you are calling. We will contact you as soon as possible.