Virginia's Judicial System

Shenandoah Circuit Court

26th Judicial Circuit of Virginia

Circuit Courts Informational Pamphlet


Hon. Karla S Ortts


Phone: (540) 459-6150
Fax: (540) 459-6155

Clerk's Office Hours

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM


P. O. Box 406
112 South Main Street
Woodstock, VA 22664-1423


  • Hon. Kevin C. Black, Presiding Judge
  • Hon. Alexander R. Iden, Chief Judge
  • Hon. Bruce D. Albertson
  • Hon. Andrew S. Baugher
  • Hon. William W. Eldridge IV
  • Hon. Daryl L. Funk
  • Hon. Brian M. Madden
  • Hon. Clark Andrew Ritchie

Terms of Court and General Information

  • Terms begin, Wednesday after 2nd Monday, Jan., Apr., July, & Oct.
  • Motions Day, Second Thurs. of the month, 9:00 a.m.
  • Grand Juries, 1st day of Term and on additional days as needed.
  • Misdemeanor appeals days, Wed. after 1st Mon., Feb., Apr., June, Aug., Oct., & Dec.
  • Praecipe must be filed by 12:00 NOON, 7 days preceding Motion Day.
  • Court convenes 9:00 a.m.
  • Commissioners in Chancery are utilized only in certain cases.
  • Local Rules adopted pursuant to Section 8.01-4.
  • Instructions must be submitted prior to trial.