Virginia's Judicial System

Chesterfield Circuit Court

12th Judicial Circuit of Virginia

Circuit Courts Informational Pamphlet


Hon. Amanda L Pohl


Phone: (804) 748-1241
Fax: (804) 796-5625

Clerk's Office Hours

8:00 AM - 4:00 PM


P. O. Box 125
9500 Courthouse Road, 2nd Floor
Chesterfield, VA 23832-0125

P.O. Box 57 (Judges)


  • Hon. David E. Johnson, Presiding Judge, Chief Judge
  • Hon. Steven C. McCallum, Presiding Judge
  • Hon. M. Duncan Minton Jr., Presiding Judge
  • Hon. Steven B. Novey, Presiding Judge
  • Hon. Jayne Ann Pemberton, Presiding Judge
  • Hon. Edward A. Robbins Jr., Presiding Judge

Terms of Court and General Information

  • Criminal and Civil Terms begin Tuesday following 3rd Monday in Jan., 3rd Monday in March, May, July, Sept. & Nov.
  • Grand Juries, 1st day of Criminal Term at 9:00 a.m.
  • Due to the mandatory Judicial Conference of Virginia, the Chesterfield Circuit Courts May 2023 Term Day / Grand Jury has been rescheduled to Friday, May 19, 2023 (instead of Monday, May 15, 2023).
  • Criminal dockets generally convene at 9:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.
  • Criminal docket call held every term day morning.
  • Criminal appeals generally scheduled the 1st and 3rd Tuesday and every Friday.
  • Criminal cases set through Commonwealth Attorney on designated days.
  • Civil docket call is held on designated afternoons (2PM J&DR, 2:30 GDC) on the "duty" docket for the presiding judge's assigned cases
  • Civil trials and most hearings are set with Judges' legal assistants.
  • Civil appeals will be scheduled for the presiding Judge's duty docket call.
  • The pre-setting of all cases is strongly encouraged.

For detailed information concerning filing procedures, fees and general information pertaining to most transactions handled by the Clerk's Office and/or Court, please visit the Circuit Court Clerk's web site .