Virginia's Judicial System

Amherst Circuit Court

24th Judicial Circuit of Virginia

Circuit Courts Informational Pamphlet


Hon. Roy C. Mayo III


Phone: (434) 946-9321
Fax: (434) 946-9323

Clerk's Office Hours

8:30 AM - 5:00 PM


P. O. Box 462
113 Taylor Street
Amherst, VA 24521


  • Hon. John T. Cook, Chief Judge
  • Hon. R. Edwin Burnette Jr.
  • Hon. Michael T. Garrett
  • Hon. James W. Updike Jr.
  • Hon. F. Patrick Yeatts

Terms of Court and General Information

  • Terms begin, 2nd Tuesday, Feb., Apr., June, Oct., & Dec.
  • Grand Juries, 1st day of Term.
  • Cases set on Term Day; cases also set between docket calls by agreement of court and counsel.
  • Court convenes 9:30 a.m.
  • Commissioners in Chancery are utilized.