Virginia's Judicial System


Falls Church General and Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Combined Courts

17th Judicial District of Virginia

General District Courts Informational Pamphlet
Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Courts Informational Pamphlet

Clerk


Ms Lekha Lamma

Phone/Fax


Civil: (703) 248-5098
JDR: (703) 248-5099
Small Claims: (703) 248-5157
Traffic/Criminal: (703) 248-5096
Fax: (703) 228-4026

Clerk's Office Hours


8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Address


1425 N. Courthouse Road
Arlington, VA 22201

NOTICE: Due to renovations, beginning January 3, 2018: Court for JDR and GDC for the City of Falls Church will be held in Arlington at 1425 N Courthouse Rd, Arlington, VA 22201.

The Office of the Clerk of Court has also relocated to the Arlington County Courthouse effective Monday, March 19, 2018. The new, temporary address is 1425 N Courthouse Rd., Suite 2400, Arlington VA 22201.

Parties who wish to file civil cases should contact the Clerk's Office for appropriate court dates.

General District Judges

  • Hon. Thomas J. Kelley Jr., Presiding Judge
  • Hon. Richard J. McCue, Presiding Judge
  • Hon. R. Frances O'Brien, Chief Judge

Juvenile and Domestic Relations Judges

  • Hon. George D. Varoutsos, Presiding Judge, Chief Judge
  • Hon. Robin L. Robb

Court Schedule

Civil
   Trials
   1st & 3rd Wed., 11:00 a.m.
   Small Claims
   2nd & 4th Wed., 9:30 a.m.
   Mediation is available
   Docket Call
   2nd & 4th Wed., 11:00 a.m.
Criminal
   Misdemeanor & Traffic
   Wed., 9:30 a.m.
   Felony Preliminary Hearings
   Wed., 10:30 a.m.
Juvenile & Domestic Relations cases
   2nd & 4th Tues., 9:15 a.m.
Juvenile Drivers' Licenses
   As needed - Arlington County Courthouse
Mental Commitment Hearings
   As needed - Arlington County Courthouse
Juvenile Detention Hearings &
   Adult Bond Hearings
   As needed - Arlington County Courthouse

Continuance Policy

JDR continuances granted as follows: traffic by Clerk, all others must be approved by judge. GD continuances granted as follows: criminal felonies by agreement with the Commonwealth's Attorney and approved by judge; criminal misdemeanors/DWI/reckless must be approved by Judge;civil continuances by agreement of both parties and approved by the Judge.