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Free Legal Clinic

Legal Clinic

The Legal Clinic offers professional, pro-bono legal advice to Charlottesville community members every month, regarding such topics as landlord disputes and family law. The clinic is offered every second and fourth Wednesday of each month. To schedule an appointment, please do one of the following: 

We typically respond to requests within 1-2 business days to answer your questions or help schedule your appointment. 

Fall 2021 update: Some Legal Clinic appointments are conducted via phone call and other appointments take place at the Women's Center depending on public health guidelines, attorney availability, the areas of law they can advise, etc. If you are unable or unwilling to meet in-person at the Women’s Center, please inform the Legal Clinic Intern who reaches out to you to make your appointment.

Neither the University nor the Office of the University Counsel provides any legal advice or counsel at the Women's Center Legal Clinic. The local Charlottesville attorneys and other attorneys who may volunteer to participate in the legal clinic are not employees or agents of the University and are not acting on behalf of the University.


Common Client Concerns

Landlord-tenant Dispute Divorce
Eviction Harassment
Child Custody and Visitation Rights Wills
Child Support Veterans Benefits

Hear from our attorneys

“I thoroughly enjoyed participating in the Women’s Center’s Legal Clinic. It is well organized and the clients have interesting legal questions. I urge all local attorneys to volunteer. It’s a great way to give back!”
– Lynn Bradley, Lynn Bradley, JD
“I think and hope that my willingness to learn and to bring (gently) an objective perspective to bear, had some value for the women who sought legal advice at the clinic that evening. I commend the Women’s Center for making this worthy program possible.”
– Meghan Cloud, McGuire Woods
“Volunteering at the UVA Women’s Center’s Legal Clinic is a truly rewarding experience…I encourage anyone who is thinking about volunteering with this organization to get involved.”
– Brittani Lemonds, Michie Hamlett Attorneys at Law
“The legal process can be intimidating and confusing for anyone. If you find yourself overwhelmed or uncertain, the UVA Women’s Center Legal Clinic provides an opportunity to sort through the issues and develop a plan.”
– John Ralston, Law Office of E. Randall Ralston