Virginia's Judicial System


James City County/Williamsburg Circuit Court

9th Judicial Circuit of Virginia

Circuit Courts Informational Pamphlet

Clerk


Hon. Betsy B. Woolridge

Phone/Fax


Phone: (757) 564-2242
Judge's Chambers: (757) 564-2300

Clerk's Office Hours


8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Address


5201 Monticello Avenue
Suite Six
Williamsburg, VA 23188-8218

Judge's Address: 5201 Monticello Avenue, Suite One, Williamsburg, VA 23188-8218

Judges

  • Hon. Richard Y. AtLee Jr., Chief Judge
  • Hon. Thomas B. Hoover
  • Hon. Michael E. McGinty
  • Hon. Jeffrey W. Shaw

Terms of Court and General Information

  • Terms begin, 3rd Wednesday, Jan., March, May, July, Sept., & Nov.
  • Grand Juries, 1st day of Term.
  • All cases set on Term Day or by pre-trial order, no appearance required.
  • Grand Juries at 9:00 a.m.
  • Criminal docket calls at 9:00 a.m.
  • Civil docket calls at 11:00 a.m.
  • Commissioners in Chancery are utilized generally in chancery cases.
  • Instructions must be submitted prior to trial.
  • Local rules adopted pursuant to Section 8.01-4.
  • Should term day fall on a legal holiday as set forth in Section 2.2-3300, Code of Virginia (1950), as amended, the term day will be rescheduled.