Virginia's Judicial System

Nottoway General and Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Combined Courts

11th Judicial District of Virginia

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


Ms Mary R. Childress
email: [email protected]


Phone: (434) 645-9312
Fax: (434) 645-8584

Clerk's Office Hours

8:00 AM - 4:15 PM


328 West Courthouse Road
P. O. Box 25
Nottoway, VA 23955

General District Judges

  • Hon. Ray P. Lupold III, Chief Judge
  • Hon. Kenneth A. Blalock
  • Hon. Thomas Stark IV

Juvenile and Domestic Relations Judges

  • Hon. Phillip T. DiStanislao, Chief Judge
  • Hon. Theresa J. Royall
  • Hon. Cheryl J. Wilson

Court Schedule

   Wed., 9:00 a.m., Arraignments and Pre-Trial Motions
   Wed., 9:15 a.m., Trials
   Wed., 10:30 a.m., Arraignments & Pre-Trial Motions
   Wed., 10:45 a.m., Trials
   Wed., 11:30 a.m., Extradition Cases
   Fri., 9:00 a.m.
     Garnishments & First Callings - Warrants in Debt and Warrants 
        in Detinue
     Unlawful Detainer Actions & Contested Cases (other)
     Small Claims Division Cases

Juvenile Criminal & Domestic Relations
     9:00 a.m., All criminal arraignments and trials (juvenile & 
     10:00 a.m., Juvenile Traffic
     10:00 a.m., CHINSupervision (truancy)
     10:00 a.m., 1st calling of custody, visitation and support 
     1:00 p.m., Contested custody, visitation and support matters
     1:00 p.m., DCSE support cases (1st Thursday only)
     2:00 p.m., DSS cases (abuse/neglect, foster case, 
        CHINServices, etc.)

Continuance Policy

Continuances granted by Judge in General District Court. Continuances governed by Rule 8:14. Clerk may grant continuances consented to by all parties in JDR Court Rule 8:14(a).