Monday-Thursday 10AM – 6PM
Friday-Saturday 10AM – 5PM
Parking is free in the downtown parking garage on Saturdays.
It is the “Unauthorized Practice of Law” for the staff to interpret the law or the legal resources. We may not give legal advice or opinions. We may however, show you where the books on your subject are located and how to find information in them.
Resources to aid you in locating laws or legal information
Need a form?
LawDepot provides access to dozens of legal forms including:
Wills, Power of Attorney, Health Care Directive, Leases, Quitclaim Deed, and more.
Create an account using the barcode number from a library card for the Portsmouth Public Library.
Please note that neither the Law Library nor the Circuit Court Clerks’ Office, have ready made forms, as each persons’ circumstances are different. However, the “Virginia Forms” books are located in the Law Library and provide a general idea of how legal documents are to look and the general wording.
Virginia State Bar – This site contains information on Legal-Aid, the Supreme Court, VA State Bar and more…
Norfolk & Portsmouth Bar Association Serving the Legal Profession, The Judiciary and the Public since 1900
Virginia State Law Library As an integral unit of the Virginia Supreme Court, the Virginia State Law Library seeks to provide the highest quality customer-oriented library service that will contribute to the mission of the Supreme Court of Virginia, the Court of Appeals of Virginia and the legal community.
Annual Reports of the Attorney General Annual Report of the Attorney General, the Report will be published online as a PDF document. This method of publication will save the Commonwealth’s taxpayers thousands of dollars per year. The Report will be available each year on or about May 1.
Charters: The Division of Legislative Services This website contains compilations of current county, city and town charters.
Virginia Register of Regulations The Office of the Registrar serves as the central repository for all regulations adopted by state agencies.
Virginia Lawyers Weekly The latest legal news.
Law Library of Congress The Library’s mission is to support the Congress in fulfilling its constitutional duties and to further the progress of knowledge and creativity for the benefit of the American people.
Virginia Register of Regulations (http://legis.state.va.us/codecomm/register/regindex.htm) which complements and supplements the Virginia Administrative Code (http://leg1.state.va.us/000/srr.htm)