Legal References

Virginia Judicial System Court Self-Help

The Virginia Judicial System Court Self-Help Website, provides neutral legal information as a public service in topical areas commonly sought by self-represented litigants, such as traffic tickets, divorce, and landlord and tenant issues. The Virginia Judicial System Court Self-Help Website features glossaries of legal terms used in the district and circuit courts and instructions for routine processes, with the goal of making the courts more accessible for all citizens.

Virginia Legal Aid

Virginia Legal Aid website has information regarding different areas of law in Virginia. This website has an interactive free No Fault Divorce module that will help you through the process of filing an uncontested divorce. This website also has other Do-It-Yourself forms relating to Virginia law. is a Virginia Partnership for Equal Justice Website Project. It is an ambitious attempt by Virginia legal aid offices and their partners to provide complete, accurate, up-to-date information on poverty law issues in an interactive and easily accessible format. The intent is to allow access to this information by legal aid attorneys, probono attorneys, clients, advocates and providers of services to legal aid's traditional client base.


Pro Bono Net is a unique collaboration among the various parts of the public interest legal community, organized primarily in New York city. They use information technology to increase the amount and quality of legal services provided to low-income individuals and communities. is not only a company name, but also a domain name, which pro bono advocates can type into their internet browser in order to access extensive legal information and to share their information with other advocates working for disadvantaged communities. They can be reached at 212-760-2554.

Virginia Lawyer Referral Service

  • (800) 552-7977
  • Specify location and area of law
  • Can arrange 30-minute session for $35

Central Virginia Legal Aid - Southside

  • (800) 868-1100
  • 229 N. Sycamore St, Petersburg, VA 23805
  • Website

Virginia State Bar

Dinwiddie County’s Law Library

The Dinwiddie County Law Library is managed by the Circuit Court Clerk and is located on the first floor in the Dinwiddie Courthouse.

The Law Library is setup for legal research for lawyers and citizens of the county. There is currently a computer terminal with free access to Lexis/Nexus, a legal research website. This form (PDF) will get you started using Lexis/Nexus in the Law Library.

The library is open to the public Monday through Friday between 8:30 am and 4:30 pm. For more information about the Law Library and its resources please contact the Circuit Court Clerk's Office at (804) 469-4540.