Virginia's Judicial System

York County Poquoson Circuit Court

9th Judicial Circuit of Virginia

Circuit Courts Informational Pamphlet


Hon. Kristen N Nelson


Phone: (757) 890-3350
Fax: (757) 890-3364

Clerk's Office Hours

8:00 AM - 4:00 PM


P. O. Box 371
300 Ballard Street
Yorktown, VA 23690-0371

Recordation cutoff time is 3:45 p.m.


  • Hon. Richard H. Rizk, Presiding Judge
  • Hon. Holly B. Smith, Chief Judge
  • Hon. Benjamin Elliott Bondurant
  • Hon. Jeffrey W. Shaw

Terms of Court and General Information

  • Terms begin, 3rd Tuesday, Jan., March, July, Sept., & Nov.
  • Grand Juries, 1st day of Term.
  • Grand Juries will meet at 9:00 a.m.
  • Criminal trials set on Term Day.
  • Civil trials set by telephone conference with Judicial Assistant 757/890-3367 after praecipe is filed.
  • Equitable distribution cases heard ore tenus.
  • Criminal docket calls will be held at 9:00 a.m.
  • Commissioners in Chancery are not utilized.
  • Should a term day fall on a legal holiday as set forth in Section 2.1-21, Code of Virginia (1950), as amended, the term day will be on the following Tuesday.