Williamsburg/James City County General District Court
9th Judicial District of Virginia
Ms Karen D.K. Snyder
Phone: (757) 564-2400
Press 7 on menu for staff person
Fax: (757) 564-2410
Clerk's Office Hours
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
5201 Monticello Avenue, Suite 2
Williamsburg, VA 23188-8218
**Appropriate attire required in the Courtroom.**
In order to maintain order and uphold the dignity and decorum
of the judicial branch of our government, rules of conduct and
attire for litigants, counsel, witnesses, court staff and spectators
will ensure that persons in the courtroom do not obstruct or
interfere with the orderly transaction of court business nor
degrade or insult the dignity of the judicial process,
judicial officers, witnesses, or others in the courtroom.
Shirts (with shirt tails tucked in)
and shoes must be worn in the courtroom.
Prohibited attire includes:
shorts of any kind, or cut-off jeans; halter, tube or tank tops,
"muscle shirts"; strapless dresses/tops;
shirts/tops with midriffs exposed; mini-skirts;
clothing with obscene, vulgar or offensive language or pictures;
see-through blouses; bathing suits;
sunglasses; flip flops; hats or bandanas.
In addition, the following are also not allowed:
food and beverage; chewing gum; tobacco products of any kind;
cell phones or other electronic devices
(unless necessary for a court hearing, and with the Judge's permission).
- Hon. Colleen K. Killilea, Presiding Judge
- Hon. Stephanie E. Merritt, Chief Judge
- Hon. Stephen Ashton Hudgins
Criminal Thurs., all day 1st, 2nd & 3rd Tues., 1:00 p.m. 1st & 3rd Fri., 8:00 a.m. Civil Uncontested Cases Mon., 1:30 p.m. Contested Cases Tues., 10:30 a.m., 4th Wed., 1:30 p.m., & Fri. afternoons Small Claims: 1st & 3rd Tues., 10:30 a.m. Traffic Mon., 8:00 a.m. 4th Tues., 1:30 p.m. 4th Wed., 8:00 a.m. 2nd & 4th Fri., 8:00 a.m. Appointment of Counsel Tues., 8:30 a.m. Show Cause Summonses Tues., 10:00 a.m.
Contact the court directly for any continuance requests.