Virginia Resources

This State Guide provides an in-depth look at sources of law in Virginia.

Encyclopedia, Practice Series & Treatises

Michie's Jurisprudence of Virginia and West Virginia: A Complete Treatise of Virginia and West Virginia Law

This is a legal encyclopedia which addresses Virginia legal topics in an introductory fashion. There is a summary of the law, citations to cases, statutes and secondary sources.

Virginia Forms

Includes forms covering civil litigation, criminal procedure and real estate transactions.

Practice Series & Treatises

  • Virginia Practice Series on Westlaw: Includes Business Entities, Civil Discovery, Criminal Offenses & Defenses, Criminal Procedure, Criminal Procedure Forms, DUI Law, Family Law, Jury Instruction, Landlord-Tenant Handbook, Probate Handbook, Products Liability, Real Estate Closings, Tort and Personal Injury, Trial Handbook and Workers Compensation.
  • Virginia Treatises on Lexis: Approximately 20 twenty publications including Bryson on Virginia Civil Procedure, Domestic Relations Handbook, Goolsby on Virginia Corporations, Harrison on Wills and Administration, Law of Evidence, and Sinclair on Virginia Remedies.
  • Practice Advisor Virginia on Westlaw

Research Guides

Historical Legal Treatises & Materials in General

State Law Reviews, Bar Journals and Local Newspapers

University of Richmond Law Review: Publishes an Annual Survey of Virginia Law.

Virginia Lawyers Weekly (Va. Laws. Wkly): Publishes legal news, appellate decisions, verdict and settlement reports, passed and pending legislation, etc. Digital edition starts in 2012.

Virginia Bar Association (VBA) Journal (Va. Bar J.): This and its earlier title, VBA News Journal, are the official publication of the state's bar association. Digital edition starts with volume 27 (2001).

Richmond Times-Dispatch. (Rich Times-Dispatch): Richmond's daily newspaper covers the General Assembly (within "Govt. & Politics" section). For more access points to the Richmond Times-Dispatch, see Legislative History page in this guide.

VA Law Reviews & Journals on Lexis

VA Law Reviews & Journals on Westlaw

HeinOnline Law Journal Library: Virginia

More on Secondary Sources

Check the CALI Lesson on Virginia's secondary sources to find more legal research resources.