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Legal Aid of West Virginia

  • Location:
    922 Quarrier St
    4th Floor
    Charleston, WV 25301
  • Phone:
    (304) 343-4481
  • Toll-free:
  • Fax:
    (304) 345-5934
  • Contact methods:
    Phone calls, Website
  • Appointments accepted:

With 150 full-time staff in 12 offices across West Virginia, Legal Aid of West Virginia (LAWV) 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, and the disabled have an equal shot at justice, in the courtroom and in their communities. Legal Aid also provides behavioral health advocacy and Ombudsman services for nursing home residents.

State served: West Virginia

Services Provided

Are immigration legal services provided? Yes
Areas of immigration legal assistance: Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) petitions
Types of immigration legal services provided: Help completing forms
Other areas of legal assistance: Community Development, Disability, Education, Employment, Family & Juvenile, Foreclosure, Housing, Nonprofit Organizations, Public Benefits, Taxes, Veterans
Non-legal services: Department of Justice (DOJ)/Office for Victims of Crime (OVC)-funded services for trafficking victims, Referrals to other services
Populations served: Domestic Violence Victims, Human Trafficking Survivors
Languages spoken: English, Spanish, We use LanguageLine for other languages as well.
Access to a commercial interpreting service or language bank: Yes
Nominal fee charged? No
Other information: Services are subject to LSC funding restrictions. Also provides behavioral health advocacy and Ombudsman services for nursing home residents. Please visit the website to apply for legal services online.

Staffing Information

Number of attorneys on staff: 18
Is organization BIA recognized? No
Number of fully accredited BIA representatives on staff: 0
Number of partially accredited BIA representatives on staff: 0
Number of paralegals/legal workers on staff: 16

Additional Details

Pro Bono opportunities? Yes
Network affiliations: Immigration Advocates Network, YWCA


Volunteer Coordinator
Kate White
(304) 343-3013
Other Information Kate is the Access to Legal Services Manager and Pro Bono contact so she is the go to person for volunteer attorneys