Virginia Laws & Courts
Code of Virginia
- Statutory law of the Commonwealth of Virginia.
Constitution of Virginia
(Virginia counties, cities, and towns)
Code - Compilation of permanent regulations that have the force of
law. The online version is updated daily.
Virginia Register of Regulations
- Official publication of regulations.
All regulations must be filed with the
Registrar of Regulations for them to become law. The Virginia Register
provides a snapshot of all regulatory activity happening in Virginia.
Virginia Municipal Codes
- texts of Virginia city and county codes available from the
Virginia's Judicial System
- listing of Virginia's courts with information regarding online
services, case status, court administration, judicial branch
agencies and expenditures, directories, and forms.
Opinions of the Virginia Supreme Court and the Court of Appeals
(1995-present) and unpublished Court of Appeals opinions (2002-present)
Virginia Regulatory Town
- Source of information about proposed changes to Virginia's
regulations, including a meetings calendar and board minutes. The site
includes online comment forums and an email notification service.
U.S. Laws & Courts
Bill summaries and status, public laws, House & Senate roll call votes,
legislation by sponsor, committee reports, presidential nominations, and
(Federal Digital System) - Code of Federal Regulations, Federal
Register, U.S. Code, public and private laws, bills,
congressional documents (1975-present),
congressional reports (1995-present), and congressional hearings
- Information regarding the U.S. Supreme Court, U.S. Court of Appeals,
and U.S. District Courts.
the U.S. Supreme Court 1760-present)
OpenJurist.org - Access to published U.S. legal opinions, code and
legal resources. Includes U.S. Reports, Federal Reporter First, Second,
and Third series.
Congressional Publications (database) -
Use this resource to locate congressional reports, hearings, bills,
laws, and much more. Includes full text access to: the U.S.
Congressional Serial Set, including the American State Papers
(1789-present), bills and laws (1970-present), vote report
(1987-present), and the Congressional Record (1985-present). See FDSYS for
hearings (1985-present). For earlier documents see A
Century Of Lawmaking(Library
Search (Virginia State Bar) - Provides information about attorneys
licensed to practice law in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Search
categories include 'Disciplined Attorneys', 'Attorneys Without
Malpractice Insurance,' and 'Attorneys Not in Good Standing.'
FindLaw Lawyer Directory -
Profiles of attorneys from across the U.S.
Martindate Hubbell Lawyer/Law Firm Directory
- Profiles of attorneys
in the U.S. and other countries.
Virginia Lawyer Directory
(Virginia State Bar) - Allows users to search for active Virginia State
Bar members who are in good standing.
Free and Low Cost Legal Resources
(Va. State Bar)
Jeanette Lipman Family Law Clinic
(UR Downtown) Free legal
representation for abuse and neglect, divorce, custody, child in need of
supervision (CHINS), public benefits, housing, and domestic violence.
Virginia Judicial System Court Self-Help
(Virginia Access to Justice Commission)
- Provides neutral legal information as a public service in areas
commonly sought by self-represented litigants, such as traffic tickets,
divorce, and landlord and tenant issues. Includes instructions for
Bankruptcy Forms and
Information (Admin. Office of U.S. Courts) - Note: Federal courts have exclusive
bankruptcy cases. Bankruptcy cases cannot be filed in state court.
Category (Legal Services of
Virginia Courts - Official Virginia court forms for use in Virginia
courts from Virginia's Judicial System website.
Internet Legal Resource Guide Legal
Forms Archive (Internet Legal Research Group) - Texts of state-specific legal forms. Forms can be
copied and pasted into a word processing program.
Case Law and Additional Legal Resources
Free Legal Web Resources
-- By Subject (Emory University School of Law) - Includes U.S.
federal primary sources, U.S. state and local primary sources, foreign
law and international sources, and secondary sources.
Justia.com - Provides free case law, codes, regulations, and legal
articles. Includes U.S. Supreme Court cases since the 1700's, Federal
Appeals Court cases since 1950, and numerous District Court opinions
since 2004. Includes some
Virginia content (case law and current and historical Code of
Includes opinions and case summaries for federal
and state courts.
Public Library of Law
- Provides access to freely available case law, statutes,
regulations, court rules and more at the federal and state levels.