Support During the Eviction Crisis

With federal and local eviction moratoria expiring, eviction filings are expected to increase significantly. Attorney General Merrick Garland issued an open letter to the legal community encouraging lawyers to use their training to help our communities. Law school deans across the country issued their own letter of support, urging lawyers and law students alike to find ways to support tenants, landlords, and the court system. As we learn about opportunities to help, or resources for those in need, we’ll update this page.

Have questions? Want to suggest an addition to this site? Please contact Professor Tara Casey, Director of the Carrico Center for Pro Bono & Public Service.


For Those Who Want to Help 

The Supreme Court of Virginia issued an order empowering law professors and foreign attorneys to engage in limited representation of individuals on a pro bono basis. 

To learn more about the background of eviction moratoria, check out the Virginia Poverty Law Center's guide.

City of Richmond Eviction Diversion Program
This program works with tenants at risk of eviction in coordination with their landlords and the court to keep people in their homes. Law students are needed to assist in the client intake process. Learn more here.

Eviction Docket Review
Volunteers in this program, offered through the Legal Aid Justice Center, review the dockets for area courts to learn more about who is facing eviction, who is pursuing eviction, and the numbers of neighbors in our community affected. Learn more.

Virginia State Bar
The VSB's Access to Legal Services page includes resources for attorneys interested in supporting pro bono efforts across the state. 


For Those in Need of Assistance