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October 27, 2022 - 4:08 pm

AALL, the American Association of Law Libraries, now offers a new online legal resource, the Online Legal Information Resources (OLIR).  The OLIR was developed to provide law librarians, public librarians and members of the public access to free...

August 31, 2022 - 4:02 pm

The Hope Card Program has been expanded to all localities in the Commonwealth of Virginia. The Hope Card is a durable, plastic, wallet-sized card that summarizes a protective order's most important details in an easy-to-read format. A Hope Card does...

June 13, 2022 - 2:36 pm

Blue Ridge Legal Services has created a guide to assist an adult residing in Virginia who is trying to get a copy of their own birth certificate. https://www.vsb.org/docs/Obtaining_adult_birth_cert.pdf The guide lists the steps to obtain a copy of...

February 23, 2021 - 2:12 pm

This short publication from Virginia WINGS (Working Interdisciplinary Networks of Guardianship Stakeholders) covers "Choices less restrictive than Guardianship and Conservatorship." It outlines health/personal and financial decision-making options, with a...

April 6, 2020 - 1:46 pm

During the COVID-19 crisis, Legal Aid programs are available to provide assistance and legal information on housing, public benefits and other issues which can be found here. To reach  your local Legal Aid office please contact 1-866-LEGLAID (1-866-...

March 17, 2020 - 3:45 pm

On March 16, 2020 the Supreme Court of Virginia issued an order declaring a judicial emergency for all district and circuit courts of the Commonwealth to protect the health and safety of court employees, litigants, judges, and the general public....

August 19, 2019 - 2:33 pm

Two new resources now appear within the "Guardianship and Conservatorship" topic on the website: FAQs [frequently asked questions and answers] about the appointment of guardians and conservators for incapacitated adults: FAQs about Guardians and...

August 15, 2017 - 11:19 am

The Military & Veteran Legal Resource Guide is published by the Virginia Office of the Attorney General.  This booklet is a new resource for Virginia service members, their families, and veterans.  It explains the legal...

April 13, 2017 - 11:34 am

The Virginia Poverty Law Center is proud to announce the Statewide Senior Legal Helpline is live and running!  (844) 802-5910   This is a toll-free line offering legal assistance and advice for Virginians aged 60 or over.  Topics...

March 6, 2017 - 5:09 pm

The Virginia State Bar offers this pamphlet that includes information for low- and modest-income Virginians about obtaining legal services.

December 2, 2016 - 3:29 pm

The Virginia State Bar Special Committee on Access to Legal Services is pleased to offer access to a recording of the free public information webinar "What to Do When You Can't Afford an Attorney" held on November 29, 2016.  (One must register...

June 9, 2016 - 1:55 pm

Most courts in Virginia do not allow you to bring a cell phone or other electronic device into the building.  Plan ahead.  If you have a specific question or need, contact your local court before you leave home and arrive at courthouse security.