Delaware Volunteer Legal Services (DVLS)
An organization of volunteer attorneys that provides legal assistance to
low-income clients with problems in a variety of civil areas. DVLS also
provides "The Legal Help Link," the centralized case intake service stated
above that assures that callers are referred to the appropriate legal service
organization or to a private attorney for assistance. They can be reached at 1-888-225-0582.
Legal Services Corporation of
Provides legal representation to Delaware's low-income population in civil
matters such as bankruptcy petitions and advice, consumer problems, housing
problems, and unemployment benefit problems.
New Castle County: 302-575-0408
Kent County: 302-734-8820
Limited Legal Assistance Program
Free 15 minutes of legal assistance. Volunteer
attorneys are meeting with eligible self-represented litigants for a one-time
fifteen-minute meeting. The attorney will not be meeting with the
self-represented litigant outside of the program. Nor will the attorney
represent the litigant in court.
There is no income eligibility
for this service. Instead, to be eligible, people seeking assistance must not
have received previous legal assistance regarding the same issue and their
question must be one that can be asked and answered within the fifteen-minute
timeframe. People using the service will be directed to legal service providers
and reference materials for further assistance.
Currently, the Limited Legal
Assistance Program is available at the Self-Help Center in the New Castle
County Courthouse, 2nd floor, 500 N. King Street, Wilmington, DE in the areas
CIVIL FAMILY LAW: MONDAYS from 11:00 a.m.
until 1:00 p.m.
This service is available by appointment or by walk-in, time permitting. TO SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT and to be screened for eligibility, visit
the Self-Help Center or contact Karen Antonelli at 302-255-2599.
This program is coordinated by the Administrative Office of
the Courts. Program sponsors include: the Delaware State Courts, the Delaware
State Bar Association, Delaware Volunteer Legal Services, Inc., Community Legal
Aid Society, Inc., Legal Services Corporation of Delaware, Inc., Widener
University School of Law, and the Delaware Paralegal Association.