Virginia's Judicial System

Giles Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court

27th Judicial District of Virginia

Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Courts Informational Pamphlet


Ms Lisa J. Ray


Phone: (540) 921-3420
Fax: (540) 921-2730

Clerk's Office Hours

8:30 AM - 4:30 PM


120 N Main Street, Suite 2
Pearisburg, VA 24134


  • Hon. Stephanie Murray Shortt, Presiding Judge
  • Hon. Monica D. Cox, Chief Judge
  • Hon. Howard Lee Chitwood
  • Hon. Bradley G Dalton

Court Schedule

   Adult Arraignments: Mon., 8:30 a.m.
   Adult Trials: Mon., 1:00 p.m.
Juvenile Traffic
   Mon., 9:00 a.m.
   Juvenile Arraignments: Mon., 8:30 a.m.
   Juvenile Adjudications: 1st, 3rd, 4th & 5th Mon., 10:00 a.m.
   Juvenile Dispositions: 1st, 3rd, 4th & 5th Mon., 10:00 a.m.
   DCSE Cases: 2nd Mon., 9:00 a.m.
   DSS Cases: Wed. & Thurs., 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
   CHINS/Truancy: Mon., 3:00 p.m.
Preliminary Hearings
   Mon., 1:00 p.m.
Protective Orders
   Monday thru Friday
Pre-Trial Conference, Support & Custody
   Wed. & Thurs., 11:00 a.m. (Pretrial)
Civil Custody and Support
   Wed. and Thurs., 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. (contested)
Criminal Court
   Mon., 10:00 a.m. (juvenile) & 1:00 p.m. (adult)
Drivers License Ceremonies
   4th Mon., 4:00 p.m.

Continuance Policy

Continuance granted by Judge on written motion for good cause.