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Circuit Court Clerk's Office

Legal Assistance/Legal Aid


The Clerk of Circuit Court's Office is committed to quality public service. However, we are prohibited by law from giving legal advice, restating the law, recommending legal action or interpreting legal requirements. We cannot give advice about the content of documents or ensure that the parties comply with filing requirements, including if all of the required documents are filed. The Clerk's Office can assist with payment and processing the documents presented.

It is not the intention of this office, nor of this website, to offer legal solutions. People who choose to proceed pro se (act as their own attorney) may find it difficult. We strongly encourage people to seek legal counsel from an attorney licensed in Virginia.

If you need assistance in finding an attorney or additional information, the following resources may be helpful:

Prince William County Bar Association 703-393-2306
The Bar has a Lawyer Referral Service. There is a $35.00 referral fee that covers the initial consultation with the lawyer for up to 30 minutes.

Legal Services of Northern Virginia 703-778-6800
Provides free civil legal assistance to eligible low income residents of Northern Virginia in the areas of family law, housing, consumer and elder law, and on public benefits and foreclosure issues.

Prince William Law Library 703-792-6262
Provides legal research resources and forms. It is best to call before going to ensure that the Law Librarian will be there.

The Supreme Court of Virginia Aid for Self-Represented Litigants

Assists with Protective Orders

Prince William Regional Public Library

Virginia's Judicial System
Provides case status information and some forms.

Virginia State Bar
Includes "Public Resources."

Glossary of Legal Terms, Virginia's Judicial System

Please notify the Circuit Court Clerk's Office by email if you find that any of the links on this page do not work.