Virginia's Judicial System


Powhatan General and Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Combined Courts

11th Judicial District of Virginia

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

Clerk


Ms Michelle A. Soukup
email: MSoukup@vacourts.gov

Phone/Fax


Phone: (804) 598-5665
Fax: (804) 598-5648

Clerk's Office Hours


8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Address


3880-D Old Buckingham Road
Courthouse
Powhatan, VA 23139-7052

General District Judges

  • Hon. Mayo K. Gravatt, Chief Judge
  • Hon. Robert Beman Beasley Jr.
  • Hon. Ray P. Lupold III

Juvenile and Domestic Relations Judges

  • Hon. Valentine W. Southall Jr., Presiding Judge, Chief Judge
  • Hon. Phillip T. DiStanislao

Court Schedule

General District Court
1st Monday of every month
9:00 a.m., Arraignments
9:30 a.m., Traffic
10:30 a.m., Serious Traffic
11:00 a.m., Criminal
1:00 p.m., All Civil Matters
Every Friday
9:00 a.m., Arraignments
9:30 a.m., Traffic
10:30 a.m., Serious Traffic
11:00 a.m., Criminal
2nd and 3rd Fridays
1:00 p.m., Civil Matters

**NOTE: THE FOLLOWING SCHEDULE WILL GO INTO EFFECT
ON JANUARY 1, 2018 FOR THE GENERAL DISTRICT COURT**
There will be no court on Mondays.
General District Court will only be held on Fridays as follows:
1st, 2nd, & 3rd Fridays
   9:00 a.m., All arraignments (criminal and traffic) and attorney 
   status cases
   9:30 a.m., Traffic court
   10:30 a.m., Serious traffic matters: DUIs, Drive on suspended, 
   etc.
   11:00 a.m., Criminal hearings, bond hearings, protective order 
   hearings

   1:00 p.m., Civil Court (Garnishment, Warrant in Debt/Detinue, 
   Unlawful Detainer, Zoning)
   2:00 p.m., Contested Civil docket (set by the court)

4th and 5th Fridays
   9:00 a.m., All arraignments (criminal and traffic) and attorney 
   status cases
   9:30 a.m.,Traffic court
   10:30 a.m., Serious traffic matters: DUIs, Drive on suspended, 
   etc.
   11:00 a.m., Criminal hearings, bond hearings, protective order 
   hearings

Juvenile & Domestic Relations
   Wed., 9:30 a.m., Criminal Arraignments
   Wed., 10:00 a.m., Criminal Trials
   Wed., 11:00 a.m., Juvenile Traffic
   Wed., 1:00 p.m., Domestic Civil
   3rd Wed., 1:00 p.m., Division of Child Support Enforcement
   4th Wed., 9:15 a.m., Driver's License Presentation

Continuance Policy

Continuances governed by Rule 8:14. Clerk may grant continuance consented to by all parties (Rule 8:14(a)).