Notice from the Arlington County Circuit Court:

  In an effort to reduce errors in deeds that are recorded in the Arlington County         Circuit Court, beginning May 1, 2013, the Clerk of the Circuit Court will require that    all deeds conveying not more than four residential units state on the first page of the document that it was prepared either by the owner of the real property or by an attorney licensed to practice law in the Commonwealth of Virginia, consistent with Section 17.1-223 of the Code of Virginia.  The attorney statement must include both the attorney’s name and Virginia State Bar number.

The Clerk’s Office will presume that a deed does not convey more than four residential units unless the first page of the document so states, or other evidence is presented to the Clerk’s Office that demonstrates otherwise.

Please Note:  Deeds of Trust do not fall within the type of “deed” referenced in §17.1-223 and, therefore, are not subject to the requirement described above. 

Please contact the Circuit Court Clerk’s Office at 703.228.4369 with any questions.




CLE Credits    

Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court CLE

"Obtaining Arlington County Services for Children"


Date: Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Time: 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Complementary Reception, including beer, wine and light hors d'oeuvres, immediately following event
Where: Arlington County Jury Assembly Room, 10th Floor

Program Fee:  $50 for ACBA members and $75 for Non-members


Two (2) MCLE Credits 


Includes: ½ hour (.5) in Ethics 



Two (2) hours Guardian Ad Litem Certification 



The Honorable Esther Wiggins and The Honorable George Varoutsos invite members of the ACBA and non-members for discussion and perspectives from the Bench on the following:




I. Understanding Arlington County Services; What are they and how access them

            A.  Understanding the Comprehensive Services Act;

                    Heather Stowe, LCSW, Ph.d, Director of Social Services

                    La Voyce Reid, LCSW, Clinical Contracts Manager


            B.  Types of Evaluations and How to Obtain Youth and Family Services in Arlington;


Mai Kindaichi, Ph.D, Court Psychologist


            C.  Arlington JDR Court Services and Programs;


Amy Ashley, Probation Officer, Arlington County JDR


II. Child Welfare Timeline; Foster Care and Child Protective Services;


Jason McCandless, Esq., Assistant County Attorney for Arlington County


III.        Ethical Duties for Guardian Ad Litems; 


                                                                                                Ellen Dague, Esq.




Complementary Reception:   


Free wine and beer with light 

hors d'oeuvres, 

Immediately following Event


Program Fee:  $50 for ACBA members


                     $75 for Non-members

  1. For more information please call 703.228.3390 or email

Arlington, Virginia