Virginia's Judicial System

Emporia General and Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Combined Courts

6th Judicial District of Virginia

General District Courts Informational Pamphlet
Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Courts Informational Pamphlet


Ms Sandra Andleton Ligon


Phone: (434) 634-5400
Fax: (434) 634-0049

Clerk's Office Hours

8:00 AM - 4:00 PM


315 South Main Street
Emporia, VA 23847

General District Judges

  • Hon. Stephen D. Bloom, Chief Judge
  • Hon. C. Ridley Bain
  • Hon. Bruce A. Clark Jr.
  • Hon. H. Lee Townsend III

Juvenile and Domestic Relations Judges

  • Hon. Carson E. Saunders Jr., Presiding Judge, Chief Judge
  • Hon. Jacqueline R. Waymack

Court Schedule

General District Court
   8:30 a.m., Advisements
   9:00 a.m., State Police Traffic and Criminal - Attorney
   10:30 a.m., State Police Traffic (without attorney)
   8:30 a.m., Advisements
   9:00 a.m., Criminal
   1:00 p.m., VASAP (2nd Tuesday only)
   1:00 p.m., Court Collections Civil (4th Tuesday only)
   8:30 a.m., Advisement
   8:30 a.m., Advisement
   9:00 a.m., Emporia Police Traffic - Attorney
   11:00 a.m., State Police Traffic (without attorney)
   1:00 p.m., Civil
   9:00 a.m., Contested Civil/Protracted Criminal
   Varies, Conflict GDC & J&DR cases (as scheduled)

Juvenile & Domestic Relations
   8:30 a.m., Advisements
   11:00 a.m., Attorney Cases
   12:00 p.m., Non-Attorney Cases
   2nd Friday
   9:00 a.m., Contested Custody
   3rd Wednesday
   11:00 a.m., Child Support (Non-DCSE cases will be heard first)
   12:00 p.m., Child Support

Continuance Policy

First continuance granted by Clerk; subsequent continuances granted by Judge.