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Legal Service Resources

Accessing the right type of legal services and ensuring that related costs are affordable or even free can be challenging. While NOVA’s Financial Stability Program does not specialize in offering any type of legal assistance, we can help make referrals to community providers to help with your situation. Listed below are just a few of the most frequently used legal services in our area. To receive an individualized referral or request a full list of options, fill out our Government Benefits Screener.

Legal Services of Northern Virginia

LSNV is the largest legal aid organization in Northern Virginia, helping thousands of clients each year in civil legal matters. They partner closely with other legal aid organizations, state and local bar associations, as well as the courts to serve the region’s low-income and neediest populations.

LSNV provides services regarding:

Staff and volunteers provide legal advice, brief services, and representation in administrative hearings and in court. They also deliver community legal education and partner with other community agencies, task forces, and coordinated response teams to find innovative solutions to broader problems.

How Do I Apply?

To determine whether they can help you, they must screen you for eligibility. During this brief conversation, a member of the Intake team will gather demographic information, including household size, income and asset information, will conduct a required check for conflicts of interest, and get a brief description of your problem.

You can apply for services three ways:

  1. ONLINE - The online application will give your essential information, but you will still need to speak to an intake paralegal to complete the application.
  2. BY PHONE - They primarily accept requests for assistance by phone (703-778-6800) from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., and from 1:30 pm. to 3:30 p.m. Monday – Thursday. Telephone intake is not available on Friday.
  3. IN PERSON - Applications for assistance are accepted in person at their offices from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday – Friday. LSNV is closed for inventory day the fourth Monday of each month.

Additional Legal Service Options

Catholic Charities Immigration Legal Services of Washington, DC.

924 G Street, N.W. Washington, DC 20001
Tel: (202) 772-4352

Walk-in Intake: Tuesdays at 9:30am

  • First-come, first-served
  • Please bring all your documents
  • If you have been arrested, please bring related documents
Georgetown University Law Center

Center for Applied Legal Studies
600 New Jersey Avenue, NW, Suite 332
Washington, DC 20001
Tel: (202) 662-9565

*Call first, must have an appointment

  • Represents only non-detainees
  • Represents aliens seeking asylum in removal proceedings
Catholic Immigration Service, Inc.

1720 I (Eye) Street, NW, Ste. 607
Washington, DC 20006
Tel: (202) 466-6611

* Represents individuals in removal proceedings and adjustment of status

  • Represents unaccompanied children (UAC)
  • Represents individuals under DACA and (TPS)
  • Will not represent those with criminal convictions
  • Detention facility speed dial code 1565
Northern Virginia Family Service

6400 Arlington Blvd, Suite 110, Falls Church, VA 22042
Tel: (571) 748-2806
Fax: (703) 237-2083

*No detained clients
*Languages: Spanish with interpretation for other languages


2701 Prosperity Avenue, Suite 300
Fairfax, VA 22031
Tel: (703) 444-7009
Fax: (703) 444-0038

*All case types, non-detained only
*No calls from detention
*Will consider cases with criminal convictions
*Languages: Spanish, French, and Portuguese

More personalized referrals or information on other resources can be found by filling out our Government Benefits Screener.