In conjunction with the University of Virginia School of Law, our attorneys supervise a wide variety of clinical programs that primarily benefit individuals and families throughout Virginia.
Litigation and Housing Law Clinic
Legal Aid Attorneys Brenda Castañeda, John Conover and Kim Rolla and Adjunct Professor Dick Trodden supervise the Litigation and Housing Clinic. Students represent clients in a variety of landlord-tenant disputes and handle other housing matters related to both private and subsidized housing.
Health Law Clinic
Legal Aid Attorneys Amy Walters and Mary Frances Charlton and Adjunct Professor Nathan Veldhuis supervise the Health Law Clinic. Students help represent mentally ill and elderly clients in negotiations, administrative hearings and court proceedings. The legal matters may involve civil rights, mental health care in jails and prisons, disability benefits claims, access to health or rehabilitative services, creating wills and other testamentary documents, and advanced directives.
Employment Law Clinic
Executive Director Mary Bauer and Legal Aid Attorneys Carolyn Kalantari, Tim Freilich and Erin Trodden lead the Employment Law Clinic, which focuses on employee claims arising out of the employment relationship.
Consumer Law Clinic
Legal Aid Attorneys Simon Sandoval-Moshenberg, Angela Ciolfi and Kim Rolla and Adjunct Professor Ed Wayland supervise the Consumer Law Clinic. Students help represent clients with consumer law issues, such as debt collection and other debt-related issues.
Immigration Law Clinic
UVA Law Professor Doug Ford works from the Legal Aid Justice Center’s offices to provide service to immigrants on issues relating to asylum, visa problems, and citizenship.
Child Advocacy Clinic
Legal Aid Attorneys Amy Walters and Mario Salas supervise law students who help children and their families in the areas of education, juvenile justice, mental health, and foster care.
Offered in conjunction with Adjunct Professors Camilyn K. Leone and Maynard Sipe and the Center for Nonprofit Excellence, students in this yearlong clinic advise and work directly with local nonprofit organizations on matters such as initial formation, establishing tax-exempt status, ongoing legal compliance and good corporate governance. Class sessions structured around a “legal health checkup” for a typical nonprofit organization complement practical work for clients.