Virginia's Judicial System

Richmond Circuit Court

13th Judicial Circuit of Virginia

Circuit Courts Informational Pamphlet


Hon. Edward F. Jewett
email: [email protected]


Phone: (804) 646-6505
Fax: (804) 646-6562
Fax: Law: (804) 646-7274
Fax: Criminal: (804) 646-6562

Clerk's Office Hours

8:30 AM - 4:30 PM


400 North Ninth Street
John Marshall Courts Building
Richmond, VA 23219


  • Hon. William R Marchant, Presiding Judge, Chief Judge
  • Hon. Richard B. Campbell, Presiding Judge
  • Hon. Claire G. Cardwell, Presiding Judge
  • Hon. Bradley B. Cavedo, Presiding Judge
  • Hon. Clarence N. Jenkins Jr., Presiding Judge
  • Hon. Jacqueline S. McClenney, Presiding Judge
  • Hon. Tracy W. J. Thorne-Begland, Presiding Judge

Terms of Court and General Information

  • Civil Terms begin, 4th Monday, Jan., April, July, & Oct.
  • Criminal Terms begin, 1st Monday, monthly.
  • Grand Juries, 1st Monday monthly.
  • Docket call on Term Day, 9:00 a.m. (criminal),
  • Commissioners in Chancery are not utilized in uncontested divorces.
  • Court convenes 9:00 a.m.

Secure Remote Access

Secure Remote Access to Land Records is now available. Please email to [email protected] if you would like more information regarding this subscription service.

Reserving Equipment

The Court has document cameras and data video projectors available for use in circuit courtrooms. To reserve the equipment, please call the office of the judge assigned to the case at least two days in advance.