Virginia's Judicial System

Caroline Circuit Court

15th Judicial Circuit of Virginia

Circuit Courts Informational Pamphlet


Hon. Susan W. Minarchi
email: sminarchi,


Phone: (804) 633-5800

Clerk's Office Hours

8:30 AM - 4:00 PM


P. O. Box 309
112 Courthouse Lane, Suite A
Bowling Green, VA 22427-0309

Mailing Address: P. O. Box 309, Bowling Green, VA 22427-0309


  • Hon. Charles S. Sharp, Chief Judge
  • Hon. Sarah L. Deneke
  • Hon. William E. Glover
  • Hon. John Overton Harris
  • Hon. Herbert M. Hewitt
  • Hon. Patricia Kelly
  • Hon. Michael E. Levy
  • Hon. Roy Michael McKenney
  • Hon. Ricardo Rigual
  • Hon. Gordon F. Willis
  • Hon. Victoria A. B. Willis

Terms of Court and General Information

  • Criminal court convenes 9:00 a.m., Wed. & Thurs.
  • Civil court convenes 9:00 a.m., Fri.
  • Terms begin 1st Wed. at 9:00 a.m., Jan., March, May, July, Sept. & Nov.
  • ***NOTICE: EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2020: Terms shall begin the second Wed. of Jan., March, May, July, Sept. & Nov.. Grand Jury at 9:00 a.m. & Civil Term at 10:30 a.m.
  • Grand Juries, 1st day of Term
  • Civil cases are set on Term Day by praecipe and pursuant to Rule 1:20 (a)
  • Criminal cases are set on the 1st day of each term (1st Wed.) in Jan., March, May, July, Sept. & Nov.
  • Commissioners in Chancery are utilized in general chancery causes and selectively in divorce suits.