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Arlington Circuit Court
17th Judicial Circuit of Virginia

Circuit Courts Informational Pamphlet

Clerk
Hon. Paul F. Ferguson

Phone/Fax
Phone: (703) 228-7010


Clerk's Office Hours
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM 

Address
1425 North Courthouse Road
Arlington, VA 22201


Judges
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.




General District Courts Informational Pamphlet

Clerk
Mr Steven Robert Spurr
email: sspurr@vacourts.gov


Phone/Fax
Phone: (703) 228-7900


Clerk's Office Hours
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM 



Address
1425 North Courthouse Road
Suite 2400
Second Floor
Arlington, VA 22201


Judges
Hon. Thomas J. Kelley Jr., Presiding Judge
Hon. Richard J. McCue, Presiding Judge
Hon. R. Frances O'Brien, Chief Judge

Court Schedule

Trial Court (3B) Mon. - Fri. 9:00 a.m., Bond Motions 9:30 a.m., MisdemeanorTrials & Non jailable, In-Custody Arraignments 10:00 a.m., Motions10:30 a.m., Misdemeanor Trials 11:30 a.m., Preliminary Hearings Mon., Wed., Thurs., & Fri. 2:00 p.m., Out of Custody Arraignments, Trials/Hearings taking more than 1 hour, Protective Orders Tuesday 2:00 p.m., Sentencing/Probation Violations Friday 10:00 a.m., Bond Forfeitures Traffic Court (3C) Mon. - Fri. 9:00 a.m., Arlington Co. Police Traffic Cases 10:00 a.m., VA State Police Traffic Cases Monday, Tuesday & Thursday 10:30 a.m. Motions Wednesday 10:30 a.m., WMAA Police Traffic Friday 10:30 a.m., Arlington County Police (SOS) Civil Court (3D) Mon., Tues., Thurs. 9:00 a.m., Traffic Cases 10:00 a.m., Civil Trials 2:00 p.m., Civil Returns/Pre-Trial Conferences Wednesday No court, civil judge sits in Falls Church Thursday 2:00 p.m., Civil Motions Friday 9:00 a.m., Traffic Cases 9:30 a.m., Small Claims Cases (except 1st Friday of the month) 2:00 p.m., Civil Returns/Pre-Trial Conferences 1st Friday 9:00 a.m., Photo Red Light Cases & Parking Tickets by Parking Enforcement Officers

Continuance Policy

Continuances granted by Judge on motion.

 


Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Courts Informational Pamphlet

Clerk
Ms Amy K. Burnham

Phone/Fax
Phone: (703) 228-4495
Fax: 703-228-7169

Clerk's Office Hours
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM 

Address
1425 North Courthouse Rd, Ste 4100
Arlington County Justice Center
Arlington, VA 22201

Mailing address: P.O. Box 925, Arlington, VA 22216

Judges
Hon. George D. Varoutsos, Presiding Judge, Chief Judge
Hon. Robin L. Robb, Presiding Judge

Court Schedule
Arraignments and Advisories (in custody) Mon. - Fri., 9:00 a.m. Arraignments and Advisories (out of custody) Mon. - Thur., 2:00 p.m. Bond Motions and Detention Hearings Mon. - Fri., 9:30 a.m. Adjudicatory, Preliminary, Motions and Contested Hearings Mon. - Fri., 10:00 a.m. (Staggered Times) Dispositional, Violation and Review Hearings Mon. - Thur., 2:30 p.m. (Staggered Times) Support 1st and 3rd Tues. and Thur., 10:00 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. (Staggered Times) Traffic Mon. - Fri., 9:00 a.m. Juvenile License Presentation 1st Wed., 4:00 p.m.

Continuance Policy
Agreed continuance requests must be filed at least 5 days before the court date and may be granted by the Judge for good cause. If the continuance request does not meet these criteria, a motion may be filed. All court dates must be cleared by the Clerk.






























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