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Judge Jones Appointed to Circuit Court

The Honorable Jerrauld C. Jones
The Honorable Jerrauld C. Jones

Virginia Governor Timothy M. Kaine has appointed the Honorable Jerrauld C. Jones to the Norfolk Circuit Court.

“I am pleased to fill these vacancies with highly qualified people whose dedication to justice in Norfolk makes them ideal for the job,” Kaine said. “I am confident the people of Norfolk will be well served by Judge Jones.”

Jones, a Norfolk native and long-time JDAI supporter, has served the Norfolk Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court since 2005. From 1988 to 2002, he represented the 89th District in the Virginia House of Delegates, serving on the finance and judiciary committees and as chairman of the Virginia Legislative Black Caucus.

Jones also boasts a long and respected history of helping Virginia youth. He is on the State Advisory Group on Juvenile Justice and the Governor’s Advisory Committee on Juvenile Justice, and previously served as director of the Department of Juvenile Justice under Gov. Mark R. Warner.

His experience in private practice is extensive, and he spent two years as an assistant Commonwealth’s attorney for the City of Norfolk.

Jones, admitted to the Virginia bar in 1981, attended the Washington and Lee School of Law and was the first African-American to serve as a law clerk for the Supreme Court of Virginia.


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