The Virginia Bar Association serves the public through legal advocacy and volunteer service.
Community Programs and Resources
Legal Food Frenzy
A food and fund drive competition among Virginia law firms and legal offices and agencies to help the more than 1 million Virginias who are “food insecure.”
Website created by the VBA Commission on the Needs of Children provides information to lawyers, health care professionals, educators and others to help them understand how laws affect special education services in Virginia. The commission advocates on behalf of children.
Volunteer attorneys serve veterans on a pro bono or low-cost basis and promote awareness of veterans’ rights and legal needs.
Guide to the Administration of Decedents’ Estates in Virginia
A manual to assist people in the administration of a decedent’s estate, whether you wish to know what is involved before agreeing to serve as a personal representative or if you’ve assumed the responsibilities of administering an estate.
Virginia Law Foundation & The Virginia Bar Association Rule of Law Project
Changing the way students learn about the rule of law as the basis of all of our rights and responsibilities as American citizens.
Video: Recognizing abuse or neglect of at-risk adults or children
Learn to recognize and report suspected abuse, neglect or exploitation of at-risk adults, defined as the elderly and those with mental disabilities, or of children, through two videos produced by the VBA Young Lawyers Division (YLD).
A Sampling of YLD Projects
Lawyers for the Arts
Provide legal information to artists, arts groups and nonprofit organizations in several regions of Virginia.
Town Hall Meetings
Present public forums for citizen education on legal and political issues affecting residents’ lives. Programs have featured debates in several regions of Virginia among lieutenant governor candidates.
Pro Bono Hotlines
Lawyer volunteers provide telephone advice on planned Hotline evenings to callers eligible for pro bono assistance, easing the caseload of legal services attorneys.
Model Judiciary Program
VBA YLD members introduce high school students across Virginia to the judicial system. Students participate in mock trials and mock appellate arguments before the Virginia Court of Appeals and the Virginia Supreme Court.
Reforming the Law, Advocating for the Public
The Virginia Bar Association is devoted to improving Virginia law. The VBA proposes and supports statutory changes before the Virginia General Assembly that are in the public interest.
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Market to VBA Members
If you represent a business and are interested in marketing to our members – legal professionals in Virginia -- we can offer several options, including sponsorships, advertising in the VBA Journal and affinity partnerships.
Contact the VBA with your marketing interest.
What is the VBA?
The Virginia Bar Association is a voluntary statewide association for members of the legal profession. Our mission is to serve the public through law reform and volunteer opportunities for our members, such as the veterans initiative. Read more about the VBA.