Legal Help

Legal Help2023-08-11T11:11:40-08:00

Legal Assistance

If you need civil legal assistance, please contact the member program in your area and ask to speak to a legal advocate. Legal advocates are trained to support survivors as they navigate the legal process. You can also ask about ANDVSA’s Legal Program. The ANDVSA Legal Program provides victims of domestic violence and sexual assault with brief advice and direct representation in civil legal cases, including divorce, child custody, protection order, housing, consumer and other civil issues.

Legal Information and Referral Hotline

ANDVSA provides a legal information and referral hotline. The hotline allows survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking to receive basic legal information and referrals from volunteer attorneys over the telephone. This hotline is available on the second Tuesday each month from 5-7pm and the fourth Tuesday from 12-2pm, by calling toll-free, 1-888-988-3725. Hotline Flyer (July – Sept 2023)

Recent and upcoming dates for the 2023 ANDVSA Legal Information and Referral Hotline are:

  • July 11, 5pm – 7pm

  • July 25, 12pm – 2pm

  • August 8, 5pm – 7pm

  • August 22, 12pm – 2pm

  • September 12, 5pm – 7pm

  • September 26, 12pm – 2pm

Frequently Asked Questions about the Hotline

Who Will I Speak With?2019-09-26T11:07:33-08:00

The call will be answered by one of ANDVSA’s pro bono program’s volunteer attorneys.

What Types of Questions Can the Hotline Attorney Answer?2019-09-26T11:06:53-08:00

General questions about many areas of the law, including family and criminal law, landlord/tenant, and immigration issues.

Who Should Call?2019-09-26T11:06:27-08:00

Victims of domestic violence, sexual assault or stalking who want basic information about their legal rights and options and referral information from an attorney.

*Please note, the hotline attorney will not be representing clients, but rather providing brief legal education to callers and referrals to other legal and social service providers.

Women’s Legal Rights Handbook

ANDVSA publishes the Women’s Legal Rights Handbook. This handbook outlines legal rights affecting women in various areas. You can download a copy from our Resources Page or request a printed copy by calling 907-586-3650.

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