Roanoke city council to ask Governor to save all 3 judgeships - WSLS 10 NBC in Roanoke/Lynchburg Va

Roanoke city council to ask Governor to save all 3 judgeships

Roanoke City Council will consider a resolution at its regular meeting on Monday to ask the governor's office to save three judgeships that are currently unfunded.

Two circuit court judges, along with one juvenile and domestic relations court judge, have either retired, or will retire soon.

State lawmakers did not put any money in the state budget to fill those slots with new judges.

The lose of three judges will likely mean it could take court cases longer, sometimes a lot longer, several attorneys told us.

The lose will be particularly felt in civil law cases, the attorneys said.

The three judges hear cases in the Roanoke valley's circuit, which includes Roanoke, Roanoke County, and Salem.

WSLS 10 will have more on this story tonight at 6.

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