Virginia's Judicial System

Virginia Beach General District Court

2nd Judicial District of Virginia

General District Courts Informational Pamphlet


Ms Pamela J. Pringle


Phone: (757) 385-8531
Court Info: (757) 385-8531
Clerk: (757) 385-8531
Judicial Asst.: (757) 385-8783
Fax: Accounting: (757) 385-6381
Fax: Traffic: (757) 385-1063
Fax: Criminal: (757) 385-1065
Fax: Civil: (757) 385-5682
Fax: Judges: (757) 385-5672

Clerk's Office Hours

8:00 AM - 4:00 PM


2425 Nimmo Parkway
Virginia Beach, VA 23456-9057


  • Hon. Sandra S. Menago, Presiding Judge, Chief Judge
  • Hon. Wanda J. Cooper, Presiding Judge
  • Hon. Elizabeth S. Foster, Presiding Judge
  • Hon. Vivian F. Henderson, Presiding Judge
  • Hon. Daniel Roger Lahne, Presiding Judge
  • Hon. Paul David Merullo, Presiding Judge
  • Hon. Jonathan L Stone

Court Schedule

   High volume attorneys first return on cases are heard Monday 
   through Friday
     at 8:30 a.m. and 9:30 a.m., all others are heard at 8:30 a.m.

   Contested cases will be set for a future date on Mondays, 
   Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays at
     9:30 a.m. in Civil H.

   Conflict cases (civil, criminal and traffic) are heard by 
     judges on the second Friday of the month at 8:30 a.m.

   First returns on warrants, notices of motions for judgment, and 
   garnishments are heard on
     Mon. Wed., Thurs. and Fri (except 2nd Fri.) at 8:30 a.m.

   Contested matters will be scheduled for a future date
     on Mon., Wed., Thurs., and Fri. (except 2nd Fri.) at 9:30 a.m.

   Unlawful detainers are heard on Tuesdays at 8:30 a.m.

   Small claims cases are heard on the second Friday of the month 
   at 8:30 a.m.

   Cases are heard daily at 8:30 a.m. and 11:00 a.m.

   DUI related cases are heard daily at 8:30 and 11:00 a.m.

   ASAP violations are heard Monday through Wednesday at 11:00 a.m.

   Misdemeanors are heard Monday through Wednesday at 8:30 and 
   11:00 a.m.

   Felony preliminary hearings are held on Thursdays and Fridays at 
   8:30 a.m.

   Felony bond hearings are heard daily at 8:00 a.m. in Traffic 
   Courtroom D.

   Misdemeanor bond hearings are heard daily at 8:30 and 11:00 a.m. 
   in the courtroom in which the trial
     is scheduled. In-custody arraignments are heard in Traffic 
        Courtroom D at 2:00 p.m.

Continuance Policy

Motions for continuances shall comply with Supreme Court of Virginia Rule 7A:14. Motions made prior to trial shall be made either in person or in writing. If made in writing the motion shall be mailed or hand delivered to the clerk's office. The motion may be faxed only if it is clear to the sender that a mailed motion will not be received on a timely basis. Emailed motions will not be considered. Motions made on the day of trial shall be made in person unless unforeseen circumstances prevent a personal appearance. In such cases the motion shall be faxed to the clerk's office. Requests to continue made by telephone on the day of trial are permitted only when the moving party is unable to fax the motion to the court due to circumstances beyond their control.