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Supreme Court of Virginia Historical Advisory Committee

About
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 legal history.

Contact Information

  • State Law Librarian - Gail Warren
  • Librarian-Archivist - Catherine G. OBrion
    Phone - (804) 786-2075

Resources and Reference Materials

  • Supreme Court of Virginia Justices, 1779-Present
    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.
  • 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.
  • Supreme 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