Virginia's Judicial System


Bristol Circuit Court

28th Judicial Circuit of Virginia

Circuit Courts Informational Pamphlet

Clerk


Hon. Kelly F. Duffy
email: kduffy@courts.state.va.us

Phone/Fax


Phone: (276) 645-7321
Fax: (276) 821-6097

Clerk's Office Hours


9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Address


Courthouse
497 Cumberland Street
Bristol, VA 24201

Judges

  • Hon. Sage B. Johnson, Presiding Judge
  • Hon. C. Randall Lowe, Chief Judge
  • Hon. Deanis L. Simmons

Terms of Court and General Information

  • Docket calls will no longer be used. The Court will proceed with the Praecipe System to be called on the opening day of the term as set forth in Rule 1:15 of the Supreme Court of Virginia.
  • Terms begin, 4th Tuesday, Aug., Nov., Feb., May.
  • Grand Juries, 1st day of Term.
  • Civil cases are set on Term Day or through contact with the Judge's office.
  • Criminal cases set by Court upon receipt of record in Circuit Court from District Court.
  • Court convenes 9:00 a.m.
  • Commissioners in Chancery are used only to review accountings of Special Commissioners.