The Virginia Legal System
The Virginia judicial system mission is to assure that disputes are resolved justly, promptly, and economically. To this end, Virginia has created a system that is composed of a unified structure and administration, competent, honest judges and court personnel, and uniform rules of practice and procedure.
The current Virginia system consists of four levels of the courts:
As an added level, Magistrates, in Virginia, serve as judicial officers with the authority to handle various types of processes.
The Virginia Courts are organized into 31 judicial circuits and 32 judicial districts in order to provide the people of Virginia with prompt and efficient justice.
The levels of the Virginia System
Read more about each level of the Virginia Court System: