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Senate Judiciary

  • Description: Meets on Monday mornings and Wednesday afternoons when the General Assembly is in session. To consider matters relating to the Courts of the Commonwealth and the Justices and Judges thereof, including the nominations of such Justices and Judges where provided by the Constitution and statutes of Virginia; and all matters concerning the criminal laws of the Commonwealth; together with all matters concerning contracts, domestic relations, eminent domain, fiduciaries, firearms, garnishments, homestead and all other exemptions, immigration (with the exception of matters relating to the powers of the Governor or education), magistrates, mechanics' and other liens, notaries public and out-of-state commissioners, property and conveyances (except landlord and tenant and condominium matters), wills and decedents' estates. It shall report to the Senate the names of such persons as it shall find qualified for election as a Justice or Judge of the Commonwealth.
  • Staff Contact:

    Hobie Lehman, Senate Committee Operations,, 804.698.7450
    Charles Quagliato, Division of Legislative Services,
    Sabrina Miller-Bryson, Division of Legislative Services,
    Shannon Heard, Division of Legislative Services,

All members appointed by Senate of Virginia. Appointment coincident with Senate term.
Senate Members:
The Honorable John S. Edwards, Co-chair
The Honorable R. Creigh Deeds, Co-chair
The Honorable Richard L. Saslaw
The Honorable Thomas K. Norment Jr.
The Honorable L. Louise Lucas
The Honorable Mark D. Obenshain
The Honorable Ryan T. McDougle
The Honorable Richard H. Stuart
The Honorable William M. Stanley Jr.
The Honorable J. Chapman Petersen
The Honorable Scott A. Surovell
The Honorable Jennifer B. Boysko
The Honorable Joseph D. Morrissey
The Honorable Mark J. Peake
Vacancy (McClellan, The Honorable Jennifer L.) Senate of Virginia  
Membership and Term Information:
Max # House: 0 Appointment Coincident With House Term? YES
Max # Senate: 15 Appointment Coincident With Senate Term? YES
Max # Citizens: 0
Max # Ex Officio: 0
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