You can count on our free article library to provide you with the information you need to know about the court system in Virginia. From district courts and circuit courts to the court of appeals and supreme court of Virginia, we explain everything you need to know.

  • Page 1
  • An Overview of the Virginia Court System Interested in learning about Virginia’s court system? Here, we describe the structure and the types of cases each court is responsible for resolving.
  • Court of Appeals The Court of Appeals of Virginia reviews decisions of Circuit Courts as well as cases from state agencies and the Virginia Workers’ Compensation Commission.
  • Circuit Courts In Virginia, Circuit Courts are general jurisdiction courts that hear felony cases, civil cases involving larger claims, and appeals from District Courts.
  • District Courts In Virginia, General District Courts handle traffic infractions, misdemeanor criminal offenses, and civil cases involving amounts between $4,000 and $25,000.
  • Magistrates In Virginia, magistrates serve as judicial officers with authority to handle various types of processes. Learn more about what they do & how they are organized.
  • Going to Court Have you been summoned to appear in a Virginia court for a hearing or trial? Here, learn what you should wear, how you should behave, and what you can expect.
  • Supreme Court of Virginia The Supreme Court of Virginia is the highest court in the state. If you need to appeal a case before the Supreme Court, our experienced attorney can help.