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ALEXANDRIA LAW LIBRARY

The Alexandria Law Library provides legal resources for the benefit of the entire Alexandria community, including its citizens, government agencies, local businesses, the judiciary, and members of the bar.

Hours & Location
Mon, Aug 03 Closed
Tue, Aug 04 Closed
Wed, Aug 05 Closed
Thu, Aug 06 Closed
Fri, Aug 07 Closed
Sat, Aug 08 Closed
Sun, Aug 09 Closed

Address
520 King Street
Alexandria
Suite LL34
Alexandria, VA 22314
Tel: 703.746.4077
About the branch

Parking:  There is no parking lot.  On-street parking  is available at meters and in free spaces with posted time limits.  Meter parking is limited to two hours.

Public Transit:

  • Metrorail: Yellow and Blue lines at Braddock Road (1.1 miles) and King Street Stations (0.8 mile). 
  • DASH Bus: AT2/AT7/AT8
  • King Street Trolley: King & St Asaph

 


Upcoming Events
Thu, Sep 17, 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Virtual

Thu, Sep 17, 2:45pm - 3:45pm
Virtual

Thu, Sep 17, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Virtual

 

COURTHOUSE SECURITY
NO CELL PHONES

Everyone entering the Courthouse building is required to pass through a metal detector.

Cell phones, cameras and other electronic devices are not allowed in the building, unless you are a Virginia licensed, practicing attorney with a valid bar card and photo ID. 

Small lockers are available to store your cell phone for a $0.25 fee.

 

 

REFERENCE SERVICES

Staff is available to assist users in locating, accessing, and using resources in the collection.

Staff may neither provide legal opinions/advice, assist with filling out legal forms, nor interpret the law/legal materials.

Question regarding interpretation of law or legal materials should be directed to a licensed attorney.

  • Free access to LexisNexis and Westlaw legal databases.
  • Free wireless internet and use of internet computers
  • Microsoft Office Suite at designated workstations
  • Printing and photocopying for 25 cents per page (cash and credit accepted)
  • Access to various electronic legal forms
  • Television with DVD/VCR player rental for trials at the Alexandria City Courthouse ($100 per day)
    • Completed rental agreement and receipt of payment necessary in advance of usage
       


 

PRINT COLLECTION


The Law Library contains a Virginia-specific collection of primary and secondary legal materials, including legal form books; select topic-specific, Maryland, and D.C. secondary resources; federal case law and statutory materials.  Materials in the library are for reference only and do not circulate.

The Law Library recently acquired the Handbook of Virginia Local Government Law. It is available electronically at the Law Library now and in hardback format in 2020.

 


 

INFORMATION PACKETS


The library provides select information packets, which include *samples. The information packets can be purchased and printed at the Alexandria Law Library (with a standard library charge of $0.25 per page) or can be printed from this web site by following the links below.

*Samples provided serve only as guides to draft documents from scratch.

 

 

FIND LOCAL LEGAL REPRESENTATION

 

Alexandria Bar Association Lawyer Referral Service

For customers looking for local legal representation, the Law Library provides access to, and assistance with, applying to the Alexandria Bar Association’s Lawyer Referral Service. For a fee of $55, paid to the Bar Association, clients receive a referral for a 30-minute appointment with an Alexandria Bar Association attorney who practices in the client’s particular area of need. Appointments are usually scheduled within 1-3 days of the first contact from the client and take place at the attorney's office.

Lawyer Referral Service Office
520 King Street, Suite 202, Alexandria VA 22314
703-548-1105
https://alexandria.barlrs.com/

Legal Services of Northern Virginia

Legal Services of Northern Virginia (LSNV) is a non-profit law firm which provides free legal assistance in civil cases to individuals who qualify. The mission of LSNV is to serve individuals who, without legal assistance, will lose a critical human need - food, shelter, income, medical care, or personal safety.

Legal Services of Northern Virginia, Alexandria Office
121 North Washington Street, Suite 300A, Alexandria, VA 22314
703-778-6800 or toll-free for clients 866-534-5243
http://www.lsnv.org/

 

 

FREE/LOW-COST RESOURCES

 

Free and Low Cost Legal Research Guide
This guide from Georgetown Law identifies resources for free or low cost legal research.

Free and Low Cost Legal Resources Pamphlet
A guide for helping low- and modest-income Virginians obtain legal services.

Free Legal Answers
The Virginia State Bar’s Free Legal Answers program provides Virginians of modest means with answers to many legal questions and is staffed by licensed Virginia lawyers.

Restoration of Civil Rights
An online form to help those seeking to restore their rights to vote, serve on a jury, run for office, or become a notary public.

Virginia Judicial System Court Self-Help
Resources for self-represented litigants in Virginia.

Virginia State Bar Attorney Records Search
This search provides information about attorneys licensed to practice law in the Commonwealth of Virginia.

 

 

COVID-19 RESOURCES

 

CARES Act Mortgage Forbearance
Mortgage relief options and protections from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.

COVID-19 And Domestic Violence
Resources & educational events from National Coalition Against Domestic Violence.

COVID-19 Civil Legal Response in VA
Housing resources, health insurance, family law & immigration resources from the Virginia Poverty Law Center.

COVID-19 Landlord & Tenant Rights
Landlord-Tenant, Foreclosure and other civil legal information resources, information and rights in Virginia during the current Coronavirus pandemic from the Virginia Legal Aid.

 


 

FAMILY & PERSONAL SAFETY RESOURCES

 

Domestic Violence: Resources in the United States
This blog post from the Library of Congress focuses on resources available for individuals seeking assistance regarding domestic violence or intimate partner violence.

Elder Law
Long-term care, Medicaid and SSI, guardianship, age discrimination, financial exploitation, abuse and neglect information and resources from Virginia Legal Aid.

Family Law Resources
Resources about divorce, juvenile & domestic relations, and visitation from Legal Services of Northern Virginia.

Family Law Resources
Resources about adoption, divorce, domestic/sexual violence, child support, custody, etc. from Virginia Legal Aid.

Protestors' Rights - ACLU
Make sure you’re prepared by brushing up on your rights before heading out into the streets.

Resources by State on Violence Against Women
State directory of resources from the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services.