Virginia's Judicial System

The present system consists of four levels of courts: the Supreme Court, the Court of Appeals, the circuit courts, and the district courts. In addition, magistrates serve as judicial officers with authority to issue various types of processes. The courts are organized into 31 judicial circuits and 32 similar judicial districts. More than 2,550 people, including judges, clerks, and magistrates, work within the judicial branch of government to provide the citizens of the Commonwealth prompt, efficient service.

Martinsville's Court system includes a Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court, a General District Court, and a Circuit Court, which are described in more detail in subsections appearing in the box to the left of this page.