Virginia's Judicial System

Augusta Circuit Court

25th Judicial Circuit of Virginia

Circuit Courts Informational Pamphlet


Hon. Carol M. Brydge


Phone: (540) 245-5321
Fax: (540) 245-5318

Clerk's Office Hours

8:30 AM - 5:00 PM


P. O. Box 689
Augusta County Courthouse
1 East Johnson Street
Staunton, VA 24402-0689


  • Hon. Victor V. Ludwig, Presiding Judge
  • Hon. Malfourd W. Trumbo, Chief Judge
  • Hon. Michael S. Irvine
  • Hon. Charles L. Ricketts III

Terms of Court and General Information

  • Terms begin, 4th Monday, Jan., Apr., July & Oct.
  • Grand Juries, 4th Monday in January, March, May, July, September & November.
  • Civil trials and motions hearings set by praecipe, filed by noon 7 days prior to civil docket call, held on the 1st and 3rd Monday of each month. (When civil docket call falls on a holiday, the docket call wil be on Tuesday.)
  • Court convenes 9:00 a.m.
  • Commissioners in Chancery are utilized in limited instances.