Welcome to the Web site of Virginia’s Judicial System
Our aim is to assure that disputes are resolved justly, promptly, and economically through a court system unified in its structures and administration. This system is comprised of the Supreme Court of Virginia, the Court of Appeals of Virginia, circuit courts in thirty-one judicial circuits, general district and juvenile and domestic relations district courts in thirty-two districts, and magistrates in offices in thirty-two districts. The administrative office of the courts, known in Virginia as the Office of the Executive Secretary, supports the administration of the court system under the direction of the Chief Justice and the Executive Secretary.
2016 State of the Judiciary Address
Presented on October 26, 2016, to the Judicial Conference of Virginia for District Courts, by the Honorable Donald W. Lemons, Chief Justice
Presented on May 10, 2016, to the Judicial Conference of Virginia, by the Honorable Donald W. Lemons, Chief Justice.
2015 State of the Judiciary Address
Presented on May 12, 2015, to the Judicial Conference of Virginia, by the Honorable Donald W. Lemons, Chief Justice.
Virginia's Judicial System Court Self-Help
Resources for Self-Represented Litigants