Virginia's Judicial System


Portsmouth Circuit Court

3rd Judicial Circuit of Virginia

Circuit Courts Informational Pamphlet

Clerk


Hon. Cynthia P. Morrison
email: CMorrison@courts.state.va.us

Phone/Fax


Phone: (757) 393-8671
Fax: 757-399-4826

Clerk's Office Hours


8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Address


1345 Court Street
P. O. Box 1217
Portsmouth, VA 23705-1217

Judges

  • Hon. Kenneth R. Melvin, Presiding Judge, Chief Judge
  • Hon. James C. Hawks, Presiding Judge
  • Hon. Johnny E. Morrison, Presiding Judge

Terms of Court and General Information

  • Terms begin, 1st Thursday, each month
  • Criminal docket call, 2:15 p.m.; 1st day of Term.
  • Grand Juries, 1st day of Term.
  • Civil cases set by agreement of counsel after consultation with the docket clerk (757-393-5373). Scheduling order required for civil cases.
  • Motions heard daily between 9:00 a.m. & 10:00 a.m. & every Friday, 10:00 a.m.
  • Court convenes 10:00 a.m.
  • Docket control procedures adopted pursuant to Section 8.01-4 and available on the website (www.portsmouthva.gov/circuitcourtclerk).