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Self help, legal research, general information
Legal Information and Legal Resources broken link ?
Legal Aid of West Virginia offers an online library of information and resources organized by topic, and a search for legal information by keyword.
Court Rules and Procedure broken link ?
View Circuit, Family, and Magistrate Court Rules, and rules governing attorneys and judges.
State Law Library broken link ?
View information about the West Virginia State Law Library, including hours, location, an online catalog, and available services and materials.
Child Support Services broken link ?
The West Virginia Bureau for Child Support Enforcement offers information and services related to child support, including how to get a child support order, paternity establishment, locating absent parents, and interstate cases.
West Virginia Code broken link ?
Search the West Virginia Code by keyword or browse the Table of Contents by chapter, article, and section.
Foreclosure Prevention Resources broken link ?
Find general foreclosure prevention information, a listing of West Virginia housing counseling agencies, and links to agencies that provide free foreclosure legal services.
Guardian/Conservator Online Training broken link ?
Complete an online training and testing program to become certified as a guardian or conservator in West Virginia courts.
Circuit Court Mediators broken link ?
Search a roster of Circuit Court mediators by county and type (volunteer or paid).
Treatment Court Information broken link ?
View information about West Virginia treatment courts, which include Adult and Juvenile Drug Courts, Mental Health Court, a pilot pretrial release program, and the Northern Panhandle Reentry Program for some prisoners. Links to county and circuit Adult Drug Courts, locations of Juvenile Drug Courts, and procedural and eligibility details are included.
Legal aid, free services, lawyer referral
Public Defender Services broken link ?
The West Virginia Public Defender provides free and low-cost representation to people with low incomes, including criminal defense, mental health, juvenile defense, and juvenile abuse and neglect. An office directory and drug court information are included; see links in the left column.
Domestic Abuse Resources by County broken link ?
Search a directory of shelters and women's resource agencies by county.
Free Help for Financial, Education, and Health Care Legal Cases broken link ?
Mountain State Justice offers free legal assistance to low-income West Virginians experiencing legal problems in the areas of foreclosure, predatory lending, debt collection, other consumer issues, health care, and education.
Free Legal Help for Seniors broken link ?
West Virginial Senior Legal Aid offers free legal services and information for low-income West Virginia residents age 60 and over.
Free Legal Assistance from WVU College of Law broken link ?
West Virginia University College of Law offers free legal assistance in the areas of Child and Family Law, Entrepreneurship Law, Immigration Law, Tax Law, and to those wrongly convicted of crimes.
Legal Aid broken link ?
Legal Aid of West Virginia provides free civil legal services to low-income West Virginians. A directory of local Legal Aid offices, information about types of cases handled, and links to additional resources are included.
Find Legal Help broken link ?
View information on finding legal assistance in West Virginia, including figuring out what kind of case you have, locations of local legal services offices and programs, and links to other sources of legal help.
Bar Association - Lawyer Directory broken link ?
Search the West Virginia Bar Association directory of member attorneys by name and county.
Complaints About Lawyers broken link ?
The Office of Disciplinary Counsel offers information about lawyer discipline and how to file a a complaint, a downloadable complaint form, legal ethics opinions, and recent lawyer disciplinary decisions.
Forms and related information
Kanawha County Probate Forms broken link ?
View and download various Kanawha County probate forms, including guardian and fiduciary forms.
Online Court Forms broken link ?
View and download Family Court, Magistrate Court, domestic violence, guardianship, involuntary commitment, expungement, fee waiver, and civil case forms for use in West Virginia courts.