NOTE: LSNV offices will be closed for walk-ins and phone intake October 22-24, 2014. The Fairfax office will remain open for walk-in applicants only.
Normal hours will resume Monday, October 27th.
Legal Services of Northern Virginia (LSNV) is a non-profit public interest law firm that provides free legal assistance to low-income residents of Northern Virginia. Our mission is to promote justice by providing free, high-quality legal advocacy and information for elderly, disabled, and low-income individuals and families who face the loss of a critical need, such as personal safety, income, housing, medical benefits, education, or family stability.
LSNV Campaign for Equal Justice
The LSNV Campaign for Equal Justice supports the work of Legal Services of Northern Virginia. The Campaign references the core belief that civil legal aid assures fairness for all in the justice system - not just for those who can afford it. The Campaign is designed to create a reliable and sustainable source of funding so that LSNV can provide legal services in Northern Virginia to those less fortunate.
For almost 35 years, LSNV has been a vital part of the local community and the broader community. Last year alone, LSNV handled more than 5,500 cases that directly benefited more than 13,500 low-income Northern Virginians.
The recession, coupled with cuts in federal, state, and local funding, has meant that as the need for LSNV's services has grown, it has become much harder to secure necessary funding. LSNV's revenue is approximately $600,000 less than it was just a few years ago.
The LSNV Campaign for Equal Justice will help ensure that thousands of Northern Virginians have access to the justice they deserve for years to come. The need is great. For each person we help, we turn away one due to our limited resources. Each person and family that we could not help was just as deserving as those we serve.
Questions? Contact Ann Brookover at firstname.lastname@example.org
Campaign Committee Members (As of 10/20/2014):
M. Melissa Glassman, Mcquire Woods LLP
Bernard J. DiMuro, DiMuroGinseberg, PC
Barbara S. Williams, WilliamsFord
Robert J. Stoney, Blanckingship & Keith, P.C.
Andrea Bridgeman, Freddie Mac
LSNV represented a deaf African immigrant in her Social Security overpayment case. The client was awarded Social Security benefits for a period of time when she was unable to work. When she returned to work, she duly notified Social Security, who advised her of her right to receive benefits and keep her earnings during the trial work period. Despite the fact that the client continued to report her earnings, Social Secuirty informed her that she had been overpaid by $33,000. LSNV successfully advocated on behalf of the client before an administrative law judge, who ruled that the client had properly notified Social Security of her earnings and that she did not owe the overpayment.
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