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

The General Assembly has elected Marissa D. Mitchell ([email protected]) as the newest judge in the Henrico Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court, effective May 1. Since 2003, Marissa has served in the Henrico County Attorney’s Office, where she currently serves as head of the Social Services and Mental Health teams. Congratulations, Marissa! 
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Call for Finnegan Whiting and other Award Nominations - Deadline July 15

LGA Membership elects new Officers and Directors to take office on September 1, 2022.
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Committee Applications Available!
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