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Circuit Court

10th Judicial Circuit of Virginia

Mecklenburg Circuit Court
393 Washington Street
P.O. Box 530
Boydton, Virginia 23917

The circuit court is the trial court with the broadest powers in Virginia. The circuit court handles all civil cases with claims of more than $25,000. It shares authority with the general district court to hear matters involving between $4,500 and $25,000. The circuit court has the authority to hear serious criminal cases called felonies.

The circuit court also handles family matters, including divorce. In addition the circuit court hears cases appealed from the general district court and from the juvenile and domestic relations district court.
Hon. Leslie M. Osborn, Chief Judge
Hon. Donald Carl Blessing
Hon. S. Anderson Nelson
Hon. Kimberley S. White

Hon. Michelle G. Gordon
Email: MGordon@vacourts.gov


8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.


(434) 738-6191
  • 4212  Probate
  • 4220  General
  • 4210  Criminal
  • 4215  Civil
  • 4216  Deeds 


Terms of Court and General Information:
  • Terms begin, 3rd Monday, Jan., Feb., Mar., Apr., May, Jun., Jul., Aug., Sep., Oct., Nov., 2nd Monday, Dec.
  • All criminal cases are set with the Commonwealth Attorney’s Office
  • All civil cases are scheduled via email to pcolgate@courts.state.va.us.
  • Should a Term Day fall on a legal holiday, the Term Day will be on the following day.
  • Grand Juries, 1st day of Term.
  • Court convenes 9:30 a.m.
  • Commissioners in Chancery are utilized.
  • Jury instructions must be submitted 10 days prior to trial.

Contact the Clerk’s office for other local rules and procedures.

Other Court Services:
  • Probate of Wills and Adminstration of Estates
  • Recordation and Maintenance of Deeds and Other Land Records
  • Issuance of Concealed Handgun Permit
  • Issuance of Marriage License
  • Issuance of Notary Public Certificates
  • Jurisdiction Over Divorces, Annulments, Adoptions and name changes

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