Virginia's Judicial System


Hopewell General and Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Combined Courts

6th Judicial District of Virginia

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

Clerk


Ms Ellen Taylor Chiasson

Phone/Fax


Phone: (804) 541-2257
Fax: (804) 541-2364

Clerk's Office Hours


8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Address


100 East Broadway
Hopewell, VA 23860

General District Judges

  • Hon. Bruce A. Clark Jr., Presiding Judge, Chief Judge
  • Hon. Elbert D. Mumphery, Presiding Judge
  • Hon. Churchill Ridley Bain
  • Hon. Lyndia P. Ramsey
  • Hon. Harold Lee Townsend III

Juvenile and Domestic Relations Judges

  • Hon. Jacqueline R. Waymack, Presiding Judge, Chief Judge
  • Hon. Christopher B. Ackerman, Presiding Judge
  • Hon. Wallace W. Brittle Jr., Presiding Judge

Court Schedule

General District
   Monday: Criminal Docket
     8:30 a.m., Bonded Arraignments/ Protective Orders
     9:00 a.m., Video arraignments/bond hearings
     9:30 a.m., Trials/non-attorney cases
     10:00 a.m., Trials/attorney cases
   2nd Monday
     1:00 p.m., City Code Enforcement Cases
     2:00 p.m., Animal Control Cases
   Tuesday - Police Dept. Traffic Docket
     8:30 a.m., Bonded arraignments
     9:00 a.m., Video Arraignments/ Bond Hearings / Non-Attorney 
        Trial Docket
     10:00 a.m., Attorney Docket / Trials
     11:00 a.m., Protective Orders
   Wednesday - Civil Docket
     9:00 a.m., Attorney Cases
     10:00 a.m., Non-attorney cases
     11:00 a.m., Contested cases
     11:30 a.m., Protective Orders
   Thursday - Sheriff's Docket
     8:30 a.m., Bonded arraignments
     9:00 a.m., Video arraignments/bond hearings
     9:30 a.m., Non-attorney public docket
     11:30 a.m., Protective Orders
     1:00 p.m., Attorney cases
   Friday
     10:00 a.m., Protracted civil cases

Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court
   1st Monday of Month
     9:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., DSS/Foster care cases
     1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m., DSS/Foster care cases
   Tuesday: 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th
     8:30 a.m., Bonded Arraignments
     9:00 a.m., Protective Orders
     9:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., Support/Custody/Visitation Cases
     1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.,  Video Arraignments/Bond Hearings/ 
        Contested Support/Custody/Visitation cases
   Wednesday: 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th
     8:30 a.m., Bonded arraignments
     9:00 a.m., Protective orders
     9:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., Support/custody/visitation cases
     1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m., Video Arraignments/bond hearings/ 
        contested support/ custody/visitation cases
   Thursday
     8:30 a.m., Bonded arraignments
     9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., Adult/juvenile criminal trials
     1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m., Video Arraignments/ Bond Hearings  / 
        Dispositional cases
     2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m., Adult/juvenile criminal trials
   Friday: 2nd & 4th
     8:30 a.m., Bonded arraignments
     9:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m., Protective orders
     10:00 a.m. - 12:00 pm.m, DCSE support cases
     1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m., Video Arraignments/ Bond Hearings/ DCSE 
        support cases

Continuance Policy

First continuance granted by Clerk; subsequently granted by Judge.