Virginia's Judicial System


Rappahannock General and Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Combined Courts

20th Judicial District of Virginia

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

Clerk


Ms Donna G Foster

Phone/Fax


Phone: (540) 675-5356
Fax: (540) 675-5357

Clerk's Office Hours


8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Address


P. O. Box 206
250 Gay Street
Courthouse
Washington, VA 22747-0206

General District Judges

  • Hon. James Gregory Ashwell, Presiding Judge
  • Hon. Deborah C. Welsh, Chief Judge
  • Hon. Dean S. Worcester

Juvenile and Domestic Relations Judges

  • Hon. Pamela L. Brooks, Chief Judge
  • Hon. Melissa N. Cupp
  • Hon. Avelina S. Jacob

Court Schedule

General District
   Criminal/Traffic (County/Local)
   Arraignments/Bond Hearings
     1st, 2nd & 3rd Tues., 9:00 a.m.
   Preliminary Hearings/Trials
     1st, 2nd & 3rd Tues., 9:30 a.m.
   Criminal/Traffic (State Police)
   Arraignments/Preliminary Hearings/Trials
     1st, 2nd & 3rd Tues., 11:00 a.m.
   Civil
   1st Returns
     1st, 2nd & 3rd Tues., 8:30 a.m.
   Interrogatories & Garnishments
     1st, 2nd & 3rd Tues., 8:30 a.m.
   Small Claims Mediation
     2nd Tues., 8:30 a.m.
   Small Claims Trials
     2nd Tues., 1:00 p.m.
   Trials & Motions - Set by Judge
     1st & 3rd Tues., 1:00 p.m.

Juvenile & Domestic Relations
   2nd & 4th Thurs., 8:30 a.m., Juvenile/Adult Attorney Advisements
   2nd & 4th Thurs., 9:00 a.m., Juvenile Traffic
   DCSE - 2nd Thurs 1:00pm January, April, July, October
   Contested Cases set by Judge.

Continuance Policy

Written request for first continuance on traffic and misdemeanors must by filed at least 10 days prior to court date. Subsequent requests for continuance granted by Judge in open court.