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

Barbara Notar ([email protected]) has rejoined the LGA as a Senior Assistant County Attorney for Loudoun County. She replaces Sandra Glenney, who retired, and will focus on family services law. 

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Erin Ward receives the the 2021 A. Robert Cherin Award for Outstanding Deputy or Assistant Local Government Attorney at LGA's Spring Webinar Conference. You may view the surprise presentation of the award at her Fairfax office by LGA President Lola Perkins here
Read more about Erin's achievements

The LGA active membership, upon the recommendation of the nominations committee, elected LGA's officers and board members via electronic ballot at the LGA annual meeting on March 25, 2021. Terms begin September 1, 2021. 

Meet Your New Board

Committee Applications Available!

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