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Legal Assistance for the Public

A guide listing legal aid, pro bono, and self-help services for unrepresented litigants searching for legal help.

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Monday - Friday 9AM - 5PM

Email Only Reference Hours:

Monday - Friday 5PM - 9PM

Saturday 12PM - 7PM

Sunday 1PM - 8PM

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Battling a legal issue can be a daunting task. When facing litigation, it may be difficult to understand the problem or decide whether to hire an attorney or act alone as a self-represented litigant.

The George Mason University Law Library cannot provide legal advice or assistance. We created this guide to help members of the public find legal assistance in the state of Virginia. 

Most of Scalia Law's clinics do not accept clients on a call or walk-in basis. Active-duty service members, dependents, and veterans of the military who are in need of legal assistance should contact the Mason Veterans and Servicemembers Legal Clinic (M-VETS) at 703-993-8214 or visit the M-VETS Application Page to submit an intake application.

If you have any questions about this guide, please contact us at or give us a call at (703) 993-8076.