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The Virginia Bar Association serves the public through legal advocacy and volunteer service.

Community Programs and Resources

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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.

A Guide to the Administration of Decedents’ Estates in Virginia

Revised in 2015. 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. A downloadable, indexed PDF version also is available.

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

  • 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
    During designated events, lawyer volunteers provide telephone advice 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.

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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. Read more about the VBA.

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