Arlington County Bar Association
Arlington Circuit Court
17th Judicial Circuit of Virginia
Circuit Courts Informational Pamphlet
Hon. Paul F. Ferguson
Phone: (703) 228-7010
Clerk's Office Hours
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
1425 North Courthouse Road
Arlington, VA 22201
Hon. William T. Newman Jr., Presiding Judge, Chief Judge
Hon. Louise M. DiMatteo, Presiding Judge
Hon. Daniel S. Fiore II, Presiding Judge
Terms of Court and General Information
Terms begin the first Monday (or next business day if Monday falls on a holiday) of January, March, May, July, September and November at 2pm.
Civil Motions Day - Every Friday, 10:00 a.m., fiduciary matters, appointment of guardians, and uncontested wills are set at 9:30 a.m.
Evidentiary criminal motions are set at 9:30 a.m. on the 1st & 3rd Thurs. of each month and at 9:30 a.m. on Civil Term Day.
Grand Juries, 3rd Monday of each month.
Court convenes 10:00 a.m. (civil) and 9:30 a.m. (criminal).
Commissioners in Chancery are utilized in partition cases, and for judgment debtor interrogatories. They are no longer utilized in divorce cases.
Ore tenus hearings are held Monday ? Thursday at 9:30am.
All bench warrant arraignments can be heard Monday through Friday at 9:30 am.