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

Juvenile and Domestic Relations Judges

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

Court Schedule

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
   **NOTICE: Effective May 1, 2019 the General District Court 
   docket
   will change as reflected below**
   1st, 2nd, and 3rd Thursday ONLY
   Civil Court, Arraignments and Motions
     9:30 a.m. - Arraignments and Motions Docket
     10:30 a.m. -  Civil
     11:30 a.m.  - Contested Civil (only to be set by Judge or 
        Clerk)
   Friday - (Every Friday)
     9:30 a.m. - Arraignments and Motions Docket
     10:30 a.m. - Traffic
     11:30 a.m. - Serious Traffic and Criminal Trials

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)).