Virginia's Judicial System

Nottoway General and Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Combined Courts

11th Judicial District of Virginia

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


Ms Mary R. Childress


Phone: (434) 645-9312
Fax: (434) 645-8584

Clerk's Office Hours

8:00 AM - 4:15 PM


328 West Courthouse Road
P. O. Box 25
Nottoway, VA 23955

General District Judges

  • Hon. Ray P. Lupold III, Chief Judge
  • Hon. Kenneth A. Blalock
  • Hon. Thomas Stark IV

Juvenile and Domestic Relations Judges

  • Hon. Phillip T. DiStanislao, Chief Judge
  • Hon. Theresa J. Royall
  • Hon. Cheryl J. Wilson

Court Schedule

   Wed., 9:00 a.m., Arraignments
   Wed., 9:15 a.m., Regular Traffic summonses set by charging 
   Deputy, Officer and Trooper
   Wed., 10:00 a.m. Trials for serious traffic cases (only Judge 
   will set cases on the 10:00 am docket)
   Wed., 10:30 a.m.
     Criminal Arraignments, Bond hearings, & Video Arraignments 
        with Piedmont Regional Jail
   Wed., 11:30 a.m.,
     Criminal Trials
   Fri., 9:00 a.m.
     Garnishments & First Callings - Warrants in Debt and Warrants 
        in Detinue
     Unlawful Detainer Actions & Contested Cases (other)
     Small Claims Division Cases

Juvenile Criminal & Domestic Relations
     9:30 a.m. Adult Criminal Arraignments and Trials
     10:00 a.m. Juvenile Criminal Arraignment and Trials, Juvenile 
        Traffic, CHINSupervision (truancy)
     10:30 a.m. 1st calling of custody, visitation and support 
     1:00 p.m. Contested custody, visitation and support matters, 
        DCSE support cases (1st Thursday only)
     2:00 p.m. DSS cases (abuse/neglect, foster case, CHINServices, 

Continuance Policy

Continuances granted by Judge in General District Court. Continuances governed by Rule 8:14. Clerk may grant continuances consented to by all parties in JDR Court Rule 8:14(a).