Virginia's Judicial System

Buckingham 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 Dana Lynn Franklin


Phone: (434) 969-4755
Fax: (434) 969-1762

Clerk's Office Hours

8:30 AM - 4:30 PM


P. O. Box 127
Buckingham, VA 23921-0127

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

General District
     4th Fri., 1:00 p.m.
   Small Claims
     4th Fri., 2:00 p.m.
   Arraignments/Counsel & Dispositions
     Fri., 8:30 a.m.
   Traffic & Criminal
     Fri., 9:00 a.m., 10:00 a.m., & 11:00 a.m.
   Criminal, Local Officers & Game Wardens
     Fri., 1:00 p.m.

Juvenile & Domestic Relations
   Operator's License Ceremony
     1st Tues., 8:30 a.m.
   Advisement & Traffic
     Tues., 9:00 a.m.
   Adult Criminal
     Tues., 9:30 a.m.
   Juvenile Delinquency
     Tues., 10:00 a.m.
   Uncontested Custody/Visitation, Status Offense, &
   Support (Non-DCSE)
     Tues., 10:30 a.m.
   Contested Custody/Visitation
     1:00 p.m.
   DCSE Support
     4th Mon., 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Continuance Policy

One continuance granted by Clerk. Others granted by Judge.