Self help, legal research, general information
Legal Information and Legal Resources
Legal Aid of West Virginia provides an online library of information and resources organized by topic, and offers a search for legal information by keyword.
Court Rules and Procedure
View Circuit, Family, and Magistrate Court Rules, and rules governing attorneys and judges.
Domestic Violence Protective Orders
Information and instructions about filing for court protection from domestic abuse and information about community support resources.
State Law Library
View information about the West Virginia State Law Library, including hours, location, an online catalog, and available services and materials.
West Virginia Code
Search the West Virginia Code by keyword or browse the Table of Contents by chapter, article, and section.
Foreclosure Prevention Resources
View resources for preventing foreclosure in West Virginia, including local housing counseling agencies and links to legal aid providers.
Treatment Court Information
West Virginia treatment courts provide alternatives to criminal adjudication for offenses committed by juveniles and adults dealing with substance abuse or mental health issues.
Legal aid, free services, lawyer referral
Public Defender Services
The West Virginia Public Defender provides free and reduced-cost representation to low income individuals who require criminal defense, juvenile abuse and neglect defense, and mental health advocacy.
Domestic Abuse Resources by County
Search a directory of shelters and women's resource agencies by county.
Free Help for Financial, Education, and Health Care Legal Cases
Mountain State Justice offers free legal assistance to low-income West Virginians experiencing legal problems in the areas of foreclosure, predatory lending, debt collection and other consumer issues, as well as access to health care and education.
Free Legal Help for Seniors
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
West Virginia University College of Law provides free legal help in the areas of family law, entrepreneurship, immigration, land use and tax. The clinic also offers a Veterans Assistance Project and an Innocence Project to assist those wrongly convicted of crimes.
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
View information on finding legal assistance in West Virginia, including identifying the type of case you have, locations of local legal services and resources available, and links to other sources of legal help.
Bar Association - Lawyer Directory
Search the West Virginia Bar Association directory of member attorneys by name and county.
Complaints About Lawyers
The Office of Disciplinary Counsel offers information about disciplinary procedures, including how to file a a complaint against a lawyer, a downloadable complaint form, legal ethics opinions, and recent disciplinary decisions.
The West Virginia State Bar offers a lawyer referral service by practice area and location.
Forms and related information
Online Court Forms
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.
Consumer Protection Forms and Information
Information about consumer protection, including complaint forms and instructions, is provided by the West Virginia Attorney General's Office.