“I can`t express how grateful I am for the service I`ve received from WAA.” Clients often face multiple challenges, including victimization through domestic violence and/or stalking, homelessness, poverty and unemployment. The Legal Center provides more than 6,000 people each year with free attorney representation, judicial counseling, or telephone counseling to seek protection, custody, and support for abuse orders. Victims of domestic violence eligible for project services may receive a range of supports in one or more civil law matters. Project lawyers can provide legal advice through individual counseling and group clinics, self-help in filling out forms or understanding court proceedings, direct representation in complex cases, and/or referring cases to volunteer and pro bono attorneys for extended support. Lay lawyers can provide general legal information about court proceedings, court accompaniment for support, and referrals to free legal aid programs and lawyers. More information on legal assistance for victims of domestic violence can be found at the following links: Survivors of domestic violence have a variety of legal problems that they must overcome. These legal issues are difficult and can threaten their safety, housing, employment, detention and immigration status. WRC provides legal information and referrals to sensitive and knowledgeable programs about the special needs of survivors of domestic violence. LSC Fellows provide survivors of domestic violence with legal assistance in many areas of law. Legal aid provided by the project is available through Arizona`s three legal aid programs (Community Legal Services, DNA People`s Legal Services, and Southern Arizona Legal Aid), the Legal Aid Agency`s Volunteer Lawyers program, and 13 domestic violence shelters and service providers across the state. Legal aid lawyers and paralegals and lay lawyers in domestic violence service programs often work together to provide a holistic approach to meeting a client`s needs for general legal education and representation. (Supplier listed here) What types of legal advice are provided? LSNYC provides direct legal representation to DV survivors in all types of family and family law matters.
Our lawyers provide holistic services and representation in all pending matters, including but not limited to: obtaining and enforcing protection orders; defence against protection orders against reprisal; obtain uncontested and contentious divorces, including equitable division of matrimonial property; obtaining or maintaining custody of children; ensure a safe visit; obtaining and enforcing child support orders; obtaining and enforcing spousal support orders; and defending allegations of child neglect because of a client`s domestic violence status. To learn more about how to access legal services, click here. Lack of understanding of the criminal and legal systems can become a significant barrier for victims of domestic violence in establishing safety. Advocacy is often the determining factor in determining whether a victim is successfully leaving an abusive relationship. Each of the San Diego County courthouses has temporary injunction clinics. At these clinics, you can get the right paperwork and volunteers can help you fill out the paperwork. There is no charge for these clinics or for obtaining a restraining order against domestic violence. Clinics can be very busy and limited to volunteers. To speed up the process, it`s a good idea to print the paperwork and fill out everything you can before you arrive.
WRC clients can call and speak to their case manager to ask a lawyer to attend a court hearing with them. Lawyers cannot speak on behalf of the client and are only present as a support system. If you are interested in becoming a WRC customer, please call the hotline and make an appointment with a Case Manager at 760-757-3500. If you click on your status in the drop-down menu at the top, you will find a list of organizations that offer free or low-cost legal services to victims of abuse and other eligible individuals. Even if the organization does not have a lawyer available to represent you in court, you should ask if there is a lawyer with whom you can seek advice. In addition, for those who are not eligible for free legal assistance, we link to the Bar Association`s lawyer referral service for private lawyers in each state. The Ohio Domestic Violence Network has offered a legal aid program since 2010 to provide survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking with legal services that cannot be supported by traditional legal aid programs. Through a panel of Ohio certified attorneys working on a reduced fee basis, ODVN supports eligible survivors whose income is at or below 225% of the federal poverty line.
Lawyers serve a variety of legal needs, including divorce, parental leave, protection orders, immigration, housing, employment, and other matters.