Jason S. Miyares
Attorney General of Virginia

Virginia Military and Veteran Legal Resource Guide


Attorney General Mark R. Herring has created the Virginia Military and Veteran Legal Resource Guide, a new tool to help Virginia servicemembers, military families, and veterans understand the unique legal protections, rights, and resources available to them under the law. Volunteer attorneys from the Office of Attorney General spent more than a year developing the new guide, which will be distributed in hard copy and electronically in conjunction with the Virginia Department of Veterans Services, veterans' service organizations, and more.


Click here to download a free copy of the Virginia Military and Veteran Legal Resource Guide (.pdf)

Click the cover below to view the Virginia Military and Veteran Legal Resource Guide online.

~ Note, the online guide has a page turning feature that may not be suitible for people sensitive to flashing.


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The Virginia Military and Legal Resource Guide has the support of Virginia veterans and veterans service organizations:

"The Attorney General's Military & Veteran Legal Resource Guide is a great source of information on a wide variety of subjects that are important to all Active Duty, Guard, Reservists and veterans who reside in the Commonwealth of Virginia. This Resource Guide covers a multitude of subjects that affect the daily lives of our veteran population. It addresses employment, consumer protection, education, state taxes, family law and other laws that impact military families and veterans. There is even a contact and additional online resources list at the very end to help answer questions this guide may not address. I strongly encourage all VSOs to obtain copies of this document for distribution to their respective organization!” –Mike Boehme, State Commander, Veterans of Foreign Wars Department of Virginia.


"Military spouses are going to be excited about this new military and veteran legal resource guide because one of the biggest challenges they face as they move from state to state is figuring out the benefits and information available to them. This guide brings together everything they need to know about Virginia in one place and puts it at their fingertips.” –Sue Hoppin, founder and president of the National Military Spouse Network.


"The Virginia Military and Veteran Legal Resource Guide is professionally done, comprehensive and I'm sure will serve as invaluable tool for all military personnel whether they be active duty, veterans or retiree,” said Steven Turner, Colonel, USAF (Ret.), President of the Virginia Council of the Military Officers Association of America.


"Legal issues are among the key challenges of military force readiness. The more resources available to assist service members in navigating these matters, the more time and focus they can dedicate to the warfighting mission.” –Elaine G. Luria, retired U.S. Navy Commander, of Norfolk.


"This guide recognizes the unique legal challenges often faced by servicemembers and their families and provides an excellent overview of existing protections, benefits and most importantly--assistance and help. We extend our thanks to the Office of the Attorney General for being a steadfast partner in legal education outreach and for helping to increase public awareness of the rights and responsibilities of veterans and servicemembers as we all strive forward in service to our country.” –Alexis N. Stackhouse, Esq., Chair of the Military Law Section of the Virginia State Bar.


The Virginia Military and Veteran Resource Guide was created using the expertise of in-house OAG attorneys, including Senior Assistant Attorney General Heather Lockerman and Assistant Attorneys General James Flaherty, Anthony Bessette, Anna Birkenheier, Flora Hezel, Mark Kubiak, Elizabeth Myers, and Stephen Sovinsky.