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The structure of the Virginia judicial system is laid out in Article VI of the Constitution. The state court system is made up of the Virginia Supreme Court, the Virginia Court of Appeals, the Virginia Circuit Courts and the Virginia District Courts.


The federal court system is made up of the Eastern District of Virginia, the Western District of Virginia, the Eastern District of Virginia Bankruptcy Court and the Western District of Virginia Bankruptcy Court. Appeals go to the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit.


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Virginia counties


There are 95 counties and 39 independent cities, which are considered to be county equivalents, in Virginia.

 

  To see a list of counties in Virginia, please see - Virginia counties



Elections

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Judges in Virginia are elected by the members of the state General Assembly. Virginia is one of only two states (the other being South Carolina) that use this legislative election method. Vacancies that occur when the legislature is not in session are filled by gubernatorial appointment, though appointees must face election when the legislature reconvenes.

Virginia does not hold any popular elections for judges.

Selection

Judicial selection in Virginia

Virginia Supreme Court Virginia Court of Appeals Virginia Circuit Courts Virginia District Courts
Method

Legislative elections

Term - 12 years

Method

Legislative elections

Term - 8 years

Method

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Term - 8 years

Method

Legislative elections

Term - 6 years


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