Supreme Court of Virginia Historical Advisory Committee
The Supreme Court of Virginia Historical Advisory
Committee supports the preservation of the history of the Virginia judiciary
by advising and assisting the Virginia State Law Library with the preservation
of oral histories of members of the bench, the bar, and court administration.
The committee supports the library’s goals of archiving historical
records and artifacts of Virginia’s judicial system in the Supreme
Court of Virginia Archives, and outreach to members of the bench and
bar, encouraging the preservation of historical records and artifacts
documenting Virginia’s legal history. In addition, the committee
provides guidance to the Virginia State Law Library with the development
of special educational projects, such as exhibits, that explore Virginia’s
- State Law Librarian - Gail Warren
- Librarian-Archivist - Catherine G. OBrion
Phone - (804) 786-2075
Resources and Reference Materials
- Supreme Court of Virginia Justices,
A biographical directory of judges and justices who have served since 1779 on the Supreme Court of Virginia, the highest appellate court in the state; and, where possible, a portrait or other likeness. Some entries also include oral history interviews.
- Court of Appeals of Virginia Judges, 1985-Present
This directory includes biographies of judges who have served on the Court of Appeals of Virginia since it began operation on January 1, 1985, and portraits of judges who began their service before April 2006. Also included are audio recordings and transcripts of oral history interviews of eight judges who have served on the court and a brief history of the court.
- The Bar at Work
125 Years of Building the Legal Profession in Virginia, 1888-2013 - material from our exhibit commemorating the 125th Anniversary of the founding of the Virginia Bar Association and the 75th Anniversary of the organization of the Virginia State Bar.
- Supreme Court of Virginia Judicial Law Clerks
Brief SCV Law Clerk historical information, 50th anniversary video with photos of the reception.
Court of Virginia’s 225th Anniversary Video
Video of the special session of the Supreme Court of Virginia commemorating the 225th anniversary of the establishment of the Court