Legal Questions


Court employees can answer procedural questions and assist you with completing various court forms, however, they are not attorneys and cannot give legal advice.

If you have a legal question and do not know the name of an attorney, you may want to call the Fairfax County Bar Associations' Lawyer Referral Service at 703-246-3780 between the hours of 9am and 4pm, Monday through Friday. For a fee of $40, the Referral Service will give you the name and phone number of an attorney in your area who will consult with you for up to half an hour. The attorney will not represent you for this fee, but will attempt to answer your legal questions and advise you on how to best proceed with your case. The fee may be prepaid by Visa or Mastercard over the phone or you may pay at the attorney's office.

Free legal aid is available on civil cases for qualified individuals with low income through Legal Services of Northern Virginia (LSNV). The phone number in Fairfax for LSNV is 703-504-9141.

If you reside outside of Fairfax County, the Virginia State Bar Association also maintains a Lawyer Referral Service at 800-552-7977.



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