Virginia's Judicial System


Williamsburg/James City County Circuit Court

9th Judicial Circuit of Virginia

Circuit Courts Informational Pamphlet

Clerk


Hon. Betsy B. Woolridge

Phone/Fax


Phone: (757) 564-2242
Judge's Chambers: (757) 564-2300

Clerk's Office Hours


8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Recordation cut off time: 4:00PM

Address


5201 Monticello Avenue
Suite Six
Williamsburg, VA 23188-8218

Judge's address: 5201 Monticello Avenue, Suite One, Williamsburg, VA 23188-8218

Judges

  • Hon. Richard Y. AtLee Jr., Chief Judge
  • Hon. Thomas B. Hoover
  • Hon. Michael E. McGinty
  • Hon. Jeffrey W. Shaw

Terms of Court and General Information

  • Terms begin, 3rd Wednesday, Jan., March, May, July, Sept., & Nov.
  • Grand Juries, 1st day of Term.
  • Civil trials are set by praecipe submitted seven days preceding Term Day. Setting of trials without appearance at docket call will be at the Judge's discretion. (Judge's administrator handles all scheduling of civil cases.)
  • Grand Juries at 9:00 a.m.
  • Criminal docket calls at 9:00 a.m.
  • Civil docket calls at 11:00 a.m.
  • Instructions must be submitted prior to trial.
  • Local rules adopted pursuant to Section 8.01-4.
  • Should term day fall on a legal holiday as set forth in Section 2.2-3300, Code of Virginia (1950), as amended, the term day will be rescheduled.
  • Recordation cutoff time is 3:30 p.m.
  • Faxes from attorneys and litigants will NOT be accepted for any civil cases.