Legal Services of Northern Virginia, Inc.

Legal Services of Northern Virginia, Inc.


How can I get ahold of a supervisor?

My husband and I have been calling for WEEKS to try and get an update on our application and to find out what’s going on. No one has called back.

Court is on the 19th, we still have no lawyer. The woman we just spoke to said that she sent an email to the supervisor but it could be days before we hear anything.

We live in FL. Days is not an option. We can’t be told last minute that we can’t get assistance and need to reschedule. It doesn’t work that way. It’s a 16 hour drive. We have to get a rental car. We have to take off work. We need NOTICE. And so do the courts if we’re asking for a postponement!

Like this is ridiculous! We were told that some letter and email were sent out; they were sent to god knows who but it wasn’t the address or email we gave them. No one can tell us what it says.

Our son was kidnapped and we need HELP. when we told the woman on the phone this, she laughed! Like what in the world is funny about that?? Who laughs at talk of a kidnapped child? Are you kidding?

How do we talk to somebody who can help? How do we get ahold of a supervisor who can actually tell us what is going on? ASAP.

Thank you.
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Please help LSNV help the community on Giving Tuesday!


LSNV at Virginia Beach!


Don't miss the best trivia event of the season! Put together a team or sign up individually for LSNV's Fourth Virtual Trivia Night on Thursday, October 27. A good time for a great cause! Tickets & sponsorship info:

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FREE CLE! Join LSNV’s Fairfax Attorney of the Day pro bono program to help survivors of family abuse with protective orders! Our annual Stop the Violence training will be October 13, 2022 from 4:30-7:00 PM online. Attorney participants commit to taking two pro bono dates for family abuse protective orders in Fairfax J&DR. Register at
Questions? Email dvprobonoffx[at]

Photos from Legal Services of Northern Virginia, Inc.'s post 09/29/2022

For the first time in three years, LSNV hosted its annual appreciation breakfast for firms and companies that participate in our Firm Stand for Justice Campaign. Firm Stand is a program through which local firms and companies provide invaluable support to LSNV based upon the number of attorneys in the firm or upon a set donation amount. It was great to see so many good friends in person. We truly could not do what we do without your generosity! Judge David Oblon of Fairfax Circuit Court offered some inspiring and insightful remarks about the importance of supporting pro bono and Access to Justice.


LSNV is immensely proud of Jessica Harris, the Managing Attorney of our Low Income Taxpayer Clinic (LITC). Jessica is one of the inaugural recipients of the prestigious Loretta Collins Argrett Fellowship, a new program of the ABA’s Tax Section that is named after a trailblazing lawyer who was the first African American to lead the US DOJ’s Tax Division. The three-year fellowship is designed to identify, engage, and infuse historically underrepresented individuals into the ABA's Tax Section. The program is intended to create a more accessible and equitable pathway into Section leadership positions, and it supports the expansion and diversification of tax professions.

The LITC that Jessica leads for LSNV is a critical program through which LSNV assists low-income taxpayers who need help in resolving tax disputes with the IRS and who cannot afford representation.

Congratulations Jessica!

Photos from Legal Services of Northern Virginia, Inc.'s post 07/11/2022

On June 23rd LSNV was excited to co-host the first Northern Virginia Pro Bono Reception since the start of the pandemic! The return of this important annual event was a wonderful opportunity to see colleagues and friends and to honor some true pro bono superstars. This year’s honorees included Attorneys Benjamin Leung, Erin Rankin, Anthony Nourse, Tatsiana Seliazniova, and Bob Walker. We also recognized the steadfast contributions of the Legal Department of Freddie Mac and we presented a posthumous Lifetime Achievement Award to one of our most amazing volunteers ever, Joe Dailey. Finally, we recognized the impressive pro bono work of the newest members of LSNV’s Rule 6.1 Society, attorneys who have donated 40 or more hours of time in the past year. Many of these inductees were being recognized for their second or third years of attaining this impressive standard. Our esteemed keynote speaker for the evening was Chief Judge William Newman of the Arlington Circuit Court. A special thanks to our generous co-host, the Arlington County Bar Foundation .

Photos from Legal Services of Northern Virginia, Inc.'s post 06/15/2022

LSNV’s recent staff picnic was not only a fun opportunity to connect with new colleagues and to reconnect with longtime friends and coworkers, it was also a time for some joyful dancing and singing!

Photos from Legal Services of Northern Virginia, Inc.'s post 06/13/2022

LSNV staff had a fantastic time at our annual picnic last week. It was great to see everyone and to enjoy each other's company as we continue to strive towards Opening Doors to Justice in our community.


A belated congratulations to the newly renamed LSNV Justice League for its strong performance in the recent Fairfax Law Foundation Heroes v. Villains 5K. (The LSNV Turtle had a good, long run -- or maybe walk -- but it was time to hang up its shell.) Whether on four legs, two legs, or wheels, the Justice League had impressive runs across the board; with some of the women being particularly awesome. Attorney Colleen O'Conor finished first among all of the female runners!!! Attorney Elizabeth Crego came in ninth among all women and first in her age group. Similarly, Deputy Director Megan Belden came in 13th overall among female finishers and first in her age group. Executive Director Jim Ferguson came in third in his age group. All in all, it was a good time for a great cause, and we look forward to continuing the Justice League tradition next year!

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LSNV stands against the hate displayed during the mass shootings in Buffalo, NY and Laguna Woods, CA, this past weekend and commits to do all we can to work with our Black, Brown, and Asian communities to prevent racism.

To seek help dealing with the trauma surrounding these events in Virginia, please call 2-1-1 (or for deaf/hard of hearing individuals, please call 7-1-1).

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The terminology used in Medicaid and Marketplace may be confusing. Call LSNV at 703-778-6800 or ENROLL VA 1-888-392-5132 for free help with your health insurance application! Our navigators will explain the process to you and will help completing your application.

¡La terminología que se usa en Medicaid o Marketplace (seguros de salud) puede ser confusa! ¡Llame a LSNV al 703-778-6800 o a ENROLL VA 1-888-392-5132 para obtener ayuda gratuita en su aplicación al seguro de salud! Nuestros navegadores le ayudarán a entender el proceso y presentar su aplicación.

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May 15th is the deadline to submit new applications to the statewide Rent Relief Program (not including Fairfax County). If you need help applying, check out these great guides made by LASEVA, LAJC, VPLC, and VACIR. English version:

El 15 de mayo es la fecha límite para presentar nuevas solicitudes al Programa de Alivio de Renta estatal (que no incluye el Condado de Fairfax). Si usted necesita ayuda con el proceso de aplicar a este programa, mire estas execelentes guías creadas por LASEVA, LAJC, VPLC y VACIR. Versión en español:

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Have a joyous celebration! LSNV stands in solidarity with Muslim communities. LSNV is here to serve the community in various civil legal practice areas and you can go to or call 703-778-6800 to see if you qualify for our free legal services! LSNV is here for you!

Image Description – A graphic of two gold lanterns, two gold sparklers, and a golden mosque. on a dark, purple background with small white stars. The graphic, in gold writing, says: ‘Eid Mubarak - Have a joyous celebration! LSNV stands in solidarity with Muslim communities. Know that we're here for you and you can go to or call 703-778-6800 to see if you qualify for our free legal services!


Executive Director Jim Ferguson represented LSNV at the Cherry Blossom 10 Mile Run in DC on Sunday!

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International Trans Day of Visibility is a time to celebrate trans and non-binary people around the globe and to acknowledge the courage it takes to live openly and authentically. Today, and everyday, LSNV stands in solidarity with trans and non-binary individuals and we stand against all transphobic oppression, discrimination, and violence.

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Legal Services of Northern Virginia was thrilled to learn that this June Attorney Chidi James will become the President-Elect of the Virginia State Bar (and as such, he will become VSB President in June of 2023). James, who is a Principal with the Fairfax firm of Blankingship & Keith, is the Immediate-Past-President of LSNV’s Board of Directors. He has not only been an invaluable member of the LSNV team through his board service, but he has also been one of our most active pro bono volunteers, helping with almost 80 domestic violence cases (that required him to donate almost 300 hours of his time)! The legal community – and indeed the community at large – will be better off for having a leader like James serve in this key role. He will be the first Black man (and only the second Black attorney!) to serve as VSB President! Congratulations Chidi!

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Our 3rd virtual trivia night is coming up on March 31 at 7:30pm! There is still room to join! Come out and show your knowledge! Register at

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Like most legal organizations around Virginia and the US, LSNV was motivated to expand its work toward racial equity in a concrete way during the summer of 2020. Yesterday, we had an all staff training on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in our workplace. We are committed to continuing the work both within ourselves and for our clients moving forward to open doors to justice in an equitable way.

Photos from NOVABAA's post 01/27/2022

Congratulations to Dipti Pidikiti-Smith, our Deputy Director of Advocacy, and all of the Fellows for the Virginia Law Foundation 2022 class!

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January is Human Trafficking Awareness Month, and the perfect time to brush up on your knowledge regarding human trafficking in your area! LSNV is a proud service provider for survivors of human trafficking, and has been lucky to be able to continue our advocacy throughout the pandemic. See more about our work here:!

Interested in a training on human trafficking for your staff? Contact us for more information!

Also, read up on human trafficking & statistics from the National Human Trafficking Hotline on Polaris' website:!

Photos from Legal Services of Northern Virginia, Inc.'s post 01/26/2022

On February 3rd, LSNV will partner with The Association of Corporate Counsel National Capital Region to provide information and advice on how individuals with dismissed eviction cases can get those expunged from their housing records. If you know anyone interested in these services, please have them contact us at or 703-778-6800.

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LSNV is hosting our 3rd virtual trivia night on March 31 at 7:30pm! Register early at

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Today is the start of the tax season. The tax season runs from today, January 24th, until April 18th this year. Register here for a roundtable on the Earned Income Tax Credit this Wednesday:

Please see the resources below on free tax filing!

IRS Free File Program:

Volunteer Income Tax Assistance:

AARP Tax-Aide

Photos from Legal Services of Northern Virginia, Inc.'s post 01/21/2022

If you know anyone who might want to learn about the Mortgage Relief Program in VA, please see the fliers below! For more specific information and advice, you can apply on our website at or call us at 703-778-6800.

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We will be holding our annual Stop the Violence training virtually on January 26, 2022, from 4:30-7 pm. This year, in addition to the Protective Order basics, we will be focusing on litigating stalking Protective Orders. In consideration for this free CLE, attorneys commit to two dates in 2022 to represent pro bono clients in Fairfax J&DR. Please use this link below to register for this virtual training:

We hope you will join us for the Stop the Violence training this year and support survivors of domestic violence. If you have any further questions, please email [email protected].

Photos from Legal Services of Northern Virginia, Inc.'s post 01/19/2022

January is Human Trafficking Awareness Month. Legal Services of Northern Virginia focuses on creating awareness of the existence of human trafficking (both s*x trafficking and labor trafficking) in Northern Virginia and the services LSNV can provide to survivors. LSNV can assist human trafficking survivors with all of their civil legal issues outside of immigration services. For more information, please visit our website at or call us at 703-778-6800.

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If someone you know lost power during this past winter storm and it led to the loss of food that they purchased with SNAP benefits, then they can fill out this form and submit to their local DSS to apply for replacement benefits.

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The past year and a half have been filled with unprecedented challenges for the world, and specifically for our clients. Here's to taking the lessons we've learned and channeling solutions toward a better 2022! Thank you all for your continued support!

Happy New Year!

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We hope you and yours have a truly wonderful holiday season! LSNV offices will be closed tomorrow and Friday, December 23rd and December 24th.

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Please consider donating this to help us continue Opening Doors to Justice! You can donate at Thank you as always for your support!

Photos from Virginia Poverty Law Center's post 11/12/2021

Congratulations to Flor Salvador, our Housing Director and Housing/Consumer/Elder Attorney, and Dipti Pidikiti-Smith, our Deputy Director of Advocacy, on winning this award!

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Do you know anyone who needs a name and gender marker change in Virginia or would be interested in attending some awesome programs on Trans identity and empowerment?! If so, Equality Virginia's virtual 2021 TIES is the place to be October 20-23!

Register here for the FREE legal clinic provided by the Virginia Equality Bar Association: (English) or (Spanish)

Or if you are a Virginia-barred attorney interested in helping with the legal clinic, register here:

Register here for TIES 2021 - Transgender Conference/Conferencia Transgénero:


LSNV was honored to be visited by Douglas Emhoff, the Second Gentleman of the United States. Mr. Emhoff, who is himself a lawyer, listened with great interest to stories about the challenges we have faced serving low-income individuals and underserved communities before and during the pandemic, and about the successes that we have had responding to those challenges. We are grateful for his engagement on these fundamental issues of Access to Justice.


Come receive more information about rental assistance! ¡Venga para recibir mas información acerca de alivio de alquiler!

We'll be outside of the Sterling Community Center every Monday from 1 pm until 2 pm and Sugarland Elementary School every Thursday from 10 am until 12 pm.

Estaremos afuera del Sterling Community Center cada lunes desde la 1 pm hasta las 2 pm y el Sugarland Elementary School cada jueves desde la 10 am hasta las 12 pm.

Timeline photos 09/06/2021

“Every person needs to take one day away. A day in which one consciously separates the past from the future. [...] Each of us needs to withdraw from the cares which will not withdraw from us.” ― Maya Angelou

LSNV offices are closed today. We hope you enjoy the day!

TopGolf For The Troops - Legal Services of Northern Virginia 08/13/2021

TopGolf For The Troops - Legal Services of Northern Virginia

Enjoy an evening golf tournament for all skill levels raising funds to provide local veterans with legal representation through LSNV on September 23rd. FREE ETHICS CLE to all paid participants preceding the event. For more information, click here:

TopGolf For The Troops - Legal Services of Northern Virginia You’re Invited to the 4th Annual Golf Tournament with Free 2.0 Hours Ethics CLE Please join Miles & Stockbridge, Leidos and Legal Services of Northern Virginia for an evening charity golf tournament at TopGolf Loudoun on September 23. The event will feature 2.0 hours of Ethics CLE, great food and ...

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Fairfax, VA

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