Virginia's Judicial System


Arlington Circuit Court

17th Judicial Circuit of Virginia

Circuit Courts Informational Pamphlet

Clerk


Hon. Paul F. Ferguson
email: circuitcourt@arlingtonva.us

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. Daniel S. Fiore II, Presiding Judge
  • Hon. Louise DiMatteo Megaree, Presiding Judge

Terms of Court and General Information

  • Terms begin, 3rd Monday, (or Tuesday if holiday falls on Monday) Feb. and April.
  • Civil Motions Day - Every Friday, 10:00 a.m., fiduciary matters, appointment of guardians, and uncontested wills are set at 9:00 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 divorce and partition.
  • Ore tenus hearings are available every Tues. and Wed. at 9:30 a.m.
  • All bench warrant arraignments can be heard Monday through Friday at 9:30 am