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

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NOVEMBER 2023: Bill of Particulars is available.

Click here to read the November 2023 BoP

PRESS RELEASE: LGA awarded its highest honor, the Edward J. Finnegan Elizabeth D. Whitng Award for Distinguished Service, to Phyllis A. Errico, General Counsel, Virginia Association of Counties, at its recently concluded fall conference in Reston, Virginia.

Click here to read the press release 

: 2023-2024 LGA membership renewal invoices were sent to Chief Counsels August 1. Invoices were sent directly from our database from an email address ending in @memberclicks-email.net. Dues can be paid by check or credit card (see instructions listed on the invoice). Renew now and scratch it off you list! If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Amy Sales.