Virginia's Judicial System


Albemarle Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court

16th Judicial District of Virginia

Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Courts Informational Pamphlet

Clerk


Ms Stephanie Michelle Lawson

Phone/Fax


Phone: (434) 979-7165
Fax: (434) 293-0211

Clerk's Office Hours


8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Address


411 E. High Street
Charlottesville, VA 22902

Judges

  • Hon. Edward DeJ. Berry, Presiding Judge
  • Hon. Deborah S. Tinsley, Chief Judge
  • Hon. David M Barredo
  • Hon. Frank W. Somerville
  • Hon. Claude V. Worrell

Court Schedule

Adult Criminal
   2nd, 3rd & 4th Mon.
   First appearance & motions, 9:00 a.m.
   Trials, 9:30 a.m.
   Preliminary Hearings, 11:00 a.m.
Juvenile Criminal/Traffic
   1st & 3rd Tuesday
   First appearance & motions, 9:00 a.m.
   Trials, 9:30 a.m.
Custody/ Visitation
   2nd and 4th Thurs.
   Motions, 9:00 a.m.
   All cases begin at 9:30 a.m.
CHINS/ CHINS-UP
   2nd and 4th Thursday
Abuse & Neglect & Foster Care Cases
   1st & 3rd Wed.,
   Trials, 2:00 p.m.
Support
   1st & 4th Fri.
   DCSE First appearance & motions, 9:00 a.m.
   Non-DCSE, 4th Fri.
Contested Cases
   Set by the Judge & Clerk

Continuance Policy

Continuances granted by Judge, Clerk, or Commonwealth's Attorney.