In conjunction with the University of Virginia School of Law, Legal Aid Justice Center attorneys supervise a wide variety of clinical programs that primarily benefit individuals and families in Central Virginia.
The Civil Advocacy Program helps to supervise year-long clinical programs in housing, mental health, employment, elder law, public benefits, and immigration.
Mental Health Law Clinic Legal Aid Executive Director Alex Gulotta and Adjunct Professor Nathan Veldhuis supervise the Mental Health Law Clinic. Students represent mentally ill or mentally disabled clients in negotiations, administrative hearings, and court proceedings (to the extent permitted by law) on a variety of legal matters, including social security, Medicaid and disability benefits claims, disability discrimination claims, access to housing, advance directives for medical care, and access to mental health or rehabilitative services.
Employment Law Clinic Legal Aid Attorney Carolyn Clark, Executive Director Alex Gulotta and Adjunct Professor Brock Green lead the employment law clinic, which focuses on employee claims arising out of the employment relationship.
Advocacy Clinic for the Elderly Legal Aid Attorneys Kathleen Caldwell and Claire Curry lead the Elder Law Clinic, focusing on a variety of issues affecting the elderly, with a special focus on those living in nursing homes.
Family Resource Clinic UVa Professor Dan Nagin works closely with Legal Aid paralegal Liz Moore in directing this clinic that focuses on securing public benefits for those in need.
Immigration Law Clinic UVa Lecturer 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.
The JustChildren Program supervises a clinical program focused on issues affecting at-risk children.
Child Advocacy Clinic JustChildren Director Angela Ciolfi and attorney Kate Duvall, in partnership with UVa Professor (and JustChildren founder) Andy Block, direct this clinic that helps children and their families in the areas of education, juvenile justice, mental health, and foster care.