Do I need an attorney to represent me?

You are not required to have an attorney; however, it is highly recommended to consult one regarding your case. PLEASE NOTE that the Circuit Court's staff cannot give you legal advice, recommend legal action, or interpret legal documents, procedures,  or requirements. Further, they are not responsible for the content of documents submitted to the Court or for ensuring that the parties comply with the filing requirements. You are encouraged to seek the advice of a licensed Virginia attorney for such matters. 

The following are several options if you need assistance in finding an attorney: 

  • You may contact the Virginia Attorney Referral Service at 800-552-7977
  • Ask family and friends for suggestions
  • Check your local telephone book's yellow pages
  • Check the various websites
  • Check with your employer to determine if your company participates in a prepaid legal services plan
  • Prepaid legal services plans are similar to health insurance plans that are based on coverage under a policy on which the employer and/or employee pays a monthly premium
  • Local legal aid is through Rappahannock Legal Services at 540-371-1105
  • If you were appointed a public defender they can be contacted at 540-899-4814

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1. What are the Circuit Court's hours?
2. What types of cases are heard in the Circuit Court?
3. Do I need an attorney to represent me?
4. How much are the Circuit Court's filing fees?
5. How long is a "term" of Circuit Court?
6. How are cases scheduled on the Circuit Court's docket?
7. Where is the Circuit Court located?
8. How can I make a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request?