Virginia's Judicial System

Cumberland General and Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Combined Courts

10th Judicial District of Virginia

General District Courts Informational Pamphlet
Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Courts Informational Pamphlet


Ms Jennifer May Clayton


Phone: (804) 492-4848
Fax: (804) 492-9455

Clerk's Office Hours

8:30 AM - 4:30 PM


1 Courthouse Circle
P. O. Box 24
Cumberland, VA 23040-0024

Physical Address: 1 Courthouse Circle, Cumberland, VA 23040

General District Judges

  • Hon. Calvin S. Spencer Jr., Chief Judge
  • Hon. Jody H. Fariss
  • Hon. Darrel W. Puckett

Juvenile and Domestic Relations Judges

  • Hon. Marvin H. Dunkum Jr., Presiding Judge, Chief Judge
  • Hon. Brendan U. Dunning
  • Hon. Nora J. Miller

Court Schedule

Advisements & Traffic/Criminal reviews
   Thurs., 8:30 a.m.
Sheriff's Dept. Traffic & Criminal
   Thurs., 9:00 a.m.
State Police Traffic & Criminal
   Thurs., 10:00 a.m.
Local Dog Warden & Game Dept.
   Thurs., 11:00 a.m.
General Civil Docket
   1st Thurs., 1:00 p.m.
Contested Civil Docket
   2nd, 3rd, & 4th Thurs., 1:00 p.m. as set by Judge

Juvenile & Domestic Relations
   1st, 2nd, 3rd & 4th Fridays (No court on 5th Fridays)
   9:00 a.m., Advisements, Traffic (Sheriff's Office & State 
   9:30 a.m., Criminal
   10:30 a.m., Custody/Visitation & Status Offenses
   1:30 p.m., Contested Custody/Visitation
   1st Friday
   8:30 a.m., Operator's License Presentation
   4th Friday (every other month)
   9:00 a.m., DCSE Support

Continuance Policy

TRAFFIC CASES: First continuance granted by Clerk. Subsequent continuances must be granted by the Judge. CRIMINAL/TRAFFIC MISDEMEANOR CASES: Continuance requests must be approved by the Commonwealth's Attorney (804-492-4018) CIVIL CASES: First continuance granted by the Clerk by agreement of the parties.