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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.

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 Safer at Home Order, Legal Aid's Application Line will be open Monday - Friday from 8:30 a.m.- 3 p.m.

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 can 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. 

Points to remember:

  • Our Application Line will be open Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. 
  • 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 us at 866-255-4370 during business hours.
  • Free legal clinics are cancelled through May 2020. Please check our website or social media for updates about when these services will resume. 
  • If you are representing yourself in court, without a lawyer, read this article to learn more about going to court during COVID-19.

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.