Who We Are

The Local Government Attorneys of Virginia, Inc. (LGA) was founded in 1975
Our members are
  • Cities, counties, and towns of the Commonwealth, represented by their civil legal counsel
  • Governmental organizations
  • Private law firms that specialize in local government matters
  • Members of the judiciary

LGA has over 300 members, represented by more than 800 public and private attorneys

What We Do

  • Provide CLE credit specifically focused on local government law
  • Furnish information and support to assist local government attorneys in performing the duties of their positions
  • Offer a forum for communication and exchange of ideas of import to local government attorneys
  • Address litigation or legislation that is significant to Virginia local governments
  • File amicus briefs when litigation is generally significant to local government

The Benefits of Membership

The Members' Section consists of additional searchable content that is available only to LGA members, including the LGA listserv, the membership directory, the LGA Handbook, current and past conference handouts, current and past issues of the Bill of Particulars, and LGA committee work product, such as model ordinances and legal memoranda.

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Member News

Julie A.C. Seyfarth, Deputy County Attorney in Chesterfield, was recently named one of the 2020 Influential Women of Law by the Virginia Lawyers Weekly publication. Julie is the first and only local government attorney that has ever received this prestigious recognition.

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 Law student and law fellow scholarship applications are now available online for the LGA 2020 Spring Conference will be held at the Hotel Madison in Harrisonburg, April 23-25. Deadline is March 23rd.

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As of January 1, 2020, LGA will be located at 9 South 12th Street, 2nd Floor, Richmond, VA 23219. All other contact information will remain the same.

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