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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.

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.

Practical Law Virginia on Lexis

Practice Advisor Virginia on Westlaw

Research Guides

State Law Reviews, Bar Journals and Local Newspapers

University of Richmond Law Review publishes an Annual Survey of Virginia Law

Virginia Lawyers' Weekly publishes legal news, appellate decisions, verdict and settlement reports, passed and pending legislation, etc. Digital edition starts in 2012.

Virginia Bar Association (VBA) Journal: 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: 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.