Legal Aid

Legal Aid Society of Eastern Virginia provides a federally funded non-profit law office which offers free legal services, except for court costs, to low-income residents of the city of Chesapeake who qualify financially.

Legal Aid Society Eastern Va
125 Saint Pauls Blvd # 400
Norfolk, VA 23510

Map of other Licensed Legal Aid Societies in VirigniaAdobe pdf icon

Other resources: is a project of legal aid programs throughout Virginia and the Virginia Poverty Law Center.

From their website, you can:

  • Get answers to legal questions
  • Find a legal aid office
  • Find court info
  • Find Public Forms

Virginia State Bar
If you do not meet the guidelines of the organizations listed above, please contact the Lawyer Referral Service of the Virginia State Bar.

Virginia Lawyer Referral Service
A Simple Way To Get Legal Advice For A Nominal Fee
Telephone Number: 804-775-0808
Nationwide Toll Free Number: 800 552-7977

Public Defender's Office – Chesapeake
524 Albemarle Drive
Chesapeake, VA 23322
Phone: 757-382-0098
FAX: 757-382-0096

Current Public Defender: Kathy Ortiz