Virginia's Judicial System

Richmond Manchester General District Court

13th Judicial District of Virginia

General District Courts Informational Pamphlet



Phone: (804) 646-8990
Fax: (804) 646-0387

Clerk's Office Hours

8:00 AM - 4:00 PM


920 Hull Street, Southside
Richmond, VA 23224


  • Hon. Tracy W. J. Thorne-Begland, Chief Judge
  • Hon. Lawrence B. Cann
  • Hon. David Eugene Cheek Sr.
  • Hon. Barbara J. Gaden
  • Hon. David M. Hicks
  • Hon. Jacqueline S. McClenney

Court Schedule

Monday through Friday
   7:30 a.m., Arraignments (Incarcerated Defendants)
   8:30 a.m., Bond Hearings (Incarcerated Defendants)
   9:00 a.m., Segmented Dockets
     Arraignments (Bailed Defendants)
     Misdemeanor Plea Agreements and Contested Hearings
     Felony Preliminary Hearings
Monday through Thursday
   11:30 a.m., Traffic Cases
   1:30 p.m., City Ordinance Violations
   2:30 p.m., Traffic School Returns

Continuance Policy

Continuances granted by Judge on motion.

Three Divisions

In addition to Richmond General District Court - Manchester location (shown on this web page), Richmond has three divisions: