Blue Ridge Legal Services, Inc
Who We Are
Blue Ridge Legal Services, Inc. (BRLS) is a nonprofit charitable law firm (otherwise known as "Legal Aid") providing free legal assistance in civil matters of critical importance to low-income residents of the Shenandoah Valley and Roanoke Valley.
BRLS is committed to eliminating poverty-based inequities in the civil justice system by providing high-quality legal advice and representation to low-income residents of our service area, folks who would otherwise be unable to obtain legal help due to their poverty. Our mission is premised on the recognition that the American ideal of "Equal Justice for All" can be achieved only if we provide the poor meaningful access to our judicial system.
What We Do
We provide free legal assistance to low-income residents of the Shenandoah Valley and Roanoke Valley in civil matters of critical importance. Common legal problems include evictions and other landlord tenant disputes, bankruptcy and debt-related legal problems, consumer/finance problems, elder abuse, domestic violence and other family related legal problems, public benefits, and other civil legal problems confronting low-income households. Our legal assistance ranges from advice or brief service to ongoing representation in negotiations and litigation in state and federal courts and administrative agencies, depending on the needs of the client, the type of case, and available resources.
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204 N. High Street
P.O. Box 551
Harrisonburg, VA 22803
Office Hours: To apply for assistance, contact the office between 9:00 a.m. and 12:45 p.m. Monday through Thursday.
Contact: John Whitfield
Contact Title: Executive Director
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