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What is Civil Legal Aid?

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Legal Services Vermont can help low-income residents with civil legal problems (not criminal legal problems).

Some civil legal issues include:

  • eviction
  • foreclosure
  • health care
  • discrimination
  • disability services
  • civil rights
  • relief from abuse
  • public benefits
  • bankruptcy, and
  • problems with landlords or creditors.

If you are facing criminal charges, we cannot help you. You can:

If you have a traffic violation, we cannot help you. You can contact the Vermont Bar Association Lawyer Referral Service.

If you are a victim of a crime you can contact the police. If you have a legal problem due to being a victim of a crime or abuse, you can contact us at Legal Services Vermont. We can represent victims of crime or abuse in criminal cases and Relief from Abuse cases.

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