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Historical Chancery Records
Search the historical Virginia Chancery Records Index for most counties and independent cities by county or city, party name, case year, index number, and local file number. Images of case documents are available for some years in some counties and cities. Records range from the early 1700s to the mid 1900s.
Circuit Court Case Records
Search Virginia Circuit Court case records for most counties and independent cities by county or city, court division, party name, case number and hearing date.
Published opinions and orders
Attorney General Opinions
View official Virginia Attorney General opinions from 1996 to the present.
Self help, legal research, general information
Roanoke County Circuit Court Name Change Information
View information and instructions for obtaining a name change in Roanoke County Circuit Court.
Roanoke County Circuit Court Wills and Estates Information
Find general information regarding probating estates and wills in Roanoke County Circuit Court.
Legal Information and Legal Resources
Legal information and resources are organized by topic, including Family Law, Domestic Violence, Criminal Law, Housing, Employment, Elder Law, Immigration, Tax and other legal issues.
Definitions of Common Legal Terms
View a glossary of commonly used legal terms, organized alphabetically.
Search the Code of Virginia by keyword, or browse by table of contents or list of popular names of acts.
Guardianships and Conservatorships
View information and instructions for guardianships and conservatorships of incapacitated adults.
Court System and Legal Information
View answers to frequently asked questions about Virginia courts, pending cases, legal research, legal advice, forms, traffic cases, child custody and visitation, child support, divorce, name changes, wills, small claims, criminal records, judge and attorney misconduct, and more.
Child Support Services
The Virginia Department of Social Services offers information and services related to child support, including answers to frequently asked questions, information about child custody and visitation, paternity and other legal issues related to child support.
View information about the Virginia magistrate system, which handles arrest and search warrants, subpoenas, bail, emergency custody or protective orders, and civil summonses.
Drug Treatment Courts
View information about Virginia adult, DUI, family, and juvenile Drug Treatment Courts, specialized court dockets which can set up treatment in lieu of incarceration for some offenders with substance abuse problems. A directory of local programs is provided.
View a guide to probate procedures in Virginia Circuit Courts.
Administration of Estates Information
View a guide to the administration of estates in Virginia Circuit Courts.
Parent Education Seminars
View information about mandatory Parent Education Seminars for parties in cases involving child custody, visitation, or support. Links to lists of seminar providers are included.
Judicial Settlement Conferences
View information about the Judicial Settlement Program in Circuit Court, in which a neutral retired judge helps the parties resolve disputes informally in civil cases, without going to trial.
View the rules of Virginia courts.
Mediation Resources and Directories
View information about mediation, which can help parties resolve disputes without going to trial. Search directories of Alternative Dispute Resolution agencies and court-certified mediators.
Domestic Violence Resources Directory
Scroll down for a directory by county of local resources for victims of domestic violence.
Foreclosure Prevention Resources and Information
Information and resources for people facing foreclosure in Virginia.
Law Library Directory
A directory of law libraries in Virginia, along with links to library websites, which may provide legal research materials and assistance.
Restoration of Right to Vote
General information on the application process to have the right to vote restored after a felony conviction, including applicable forms.
Circuit Court Information
View information about Virginia Circuit Court, including types of cases, legal counsel, juries, and procedures.
Self-Help Handbooks and Information
Download various publications from the Virginia State Bar.
Legal aid, free services, lawyer referral
Find Legal Assistance
Search a directory of organizations offering free legal and court-related services by county or organization name.
Find Attorney Discipline Records
The Virginia State Bar offers online access to records of disciplinary actions taken against attorneys since 1999. A search of the archives by attorney name is also available.
Free Legal Services and Community Resources
The Virginia State Bar lists links to organizations offering free legal assistance and court-related services, including Public Defenders, legal clinics and other community resources.
Lawyer Referral Services
From the Virginia State Bar, including a toll-free number.
Judge Complaint Forms and Information
View information from the Virginia Judicial Inquiry and Review Commission about complaints against judges for misconduct or incapacity, including an online complaint form, procedural rules, and ethics opinions.
Attorney Complaint Forms and Information
Complaints about attorneys can be made to the Virginia State Bar, which offers information about the complaint process and an online complaint form.
Bar Association - Lawyer Directory
Search the Virginia State Bar Association directory of member attorneys and view applicable disciplinary records.
Forms and related information
View and download Virginia Circuit Court, General District Court, and Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court forms. Forms in Spanish and Vietnamese, judicial complaint, settlement conference, mediation, and parent education self-evaluation forms are also provided.