Virginia's Judicial System

Amherst Circuit Court

24th Judicial Circuit of Virginia

Circuit Courts Informational Pamphlet


Hon. Deborah Coffey Mozingo


Phone: (434) 946-9321
Fax: (434) 946-9323

Clerk's Office Hours

8:00 AM - 4:30 PM


P. O. Box 462
113 Taylor Street
Amherst, VA 24521


  • Hon. Jeffrey P. Bennett, Presiding Judge
  • Hon. James F. Watson, Chief Judge
  • Hon. John T. Cook
  • Hon. Michael R. Doucette
  • Hon. James W. Updike Jr.
  • Hon. Frank Patrick Yeatts

Terms of Court and General Information

  • Terms begin, 2nd Tuesday, Feb., Apr., June, August (June Grand Jury reconvened), Oct., & Dec.
  • Grand Juries, 1st day of Term.
  • Cases set on Term Day; cases also set between docket calls by agreement of court and counsel.
  • Court convenes 9:00 a.m.
  • Commissioners in Chancery are utilized.
  • Amherst County distributes final orders in civil cases by regular mail to attorneys of record, or to pro se litigants, within two business days of receipt of the signed order in the Clerk's Office, from the Judge.
  • Advisements conducted at 1:30 p.m.