Virginia's Judicial System


Lynchburg General District Court

24th Judicial District of Virginia

General District Courts Informational Pamphlet

Clerk


Ms Amy Showalter Leftwich
email: ALeftwich@vacourts.gov

Phone/Fax


Criminal/Traffic: (434) 455-2630
Civil: (434) 455-2640
Fax: (434) 847-1779

Clerk's Office Hours


8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Cash registers close at 4:00 p.m.
No monetary transactions after 4:00 p.m.

Address


905 Court Street
Lynchburg, VA 24504

Judges

  • Hon. Stephanie S. Maddox, Presiding Judge
  • Hon. Sam Daniel Eggleston, Chief Judge
  • Hon. Randy C. Krantz

Court Schedule

Criminal/Traffic

Advisements
   Monday - Thursday
     11:30 a.m. Custody Advisements
     1:00 p.m. Regular Advisements
   Friday
     11:00 a.m. Custody Advisements

Mondays - 1st, 2nd and 4th
   Unrepresented Cases: 9:00 a.m. & 1:30 p.m.
   Represented Cases: 10:00 a.m. & 2:00 p.m.

Monday - 3rd and 5th
   Unrepresented Cases: 1:30 p.m.
   Represented Cases: 2:00 p.m.

Tuesdays
   Unrepresented Cases: 9:00 a.m. & 1:30 p.m.
   Represented Cases: 10:00 a.m. & 2:00 p.m.

Wednesdays
   Unrepresented Cases: 1:30 p.m.
   Represented Cases: 2:00 p.m.

Thursdays
   Unrepresented Cases: 9:00 a.m. & 1:30 p.m.
   Represented Cases: 10:00 a.m. & 2:00 p.m.

Fridays - 1st only
   Unrepresented Cases: 9:00 a.m.
   Represented Cases: 10:00 a.m.

Fridays - 2nd, 3rd, 4th & 5th
   Unrepresented Cases: 9:00 a.m. & 1:30 p.m.
   Represented Cases: 10:00 a.m. & 2:00 p.m.

Civil
   Call for prior approval of court date & time for any civil 
   filings
   Monday & Wednesday
     9:00 a.m., Segmented warrant in debt & warrant in detinue 
        docket
     10:00 a.m., Segmented unlawful detainer & Tenants Assertion 
        docket

   Wednesday - 5th
     Attorney filed contested only 9:00 a.m. & 1:30 p.m., Segmented 
        dockets

   Friday
     High volume attorney collection cases 1:00 p.m., Segmented 
        docket
     (prior approval required)

     1:30 p.m., Attorney filed contested, Segmented docket

   Thursday 9:00 a.m. Garnishment Return Date
     (appearance not required with self addressed stamped envelope)

Continuance Policy

Civil Continuance Policy: First continuance granted by agreement of parties. Traffic/Criminal Continuance Police: First continuance granted verbally by Clerk's Office. Any additional request must be in writing for Judge approval.