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December 20, 2021

The Hon. Donald W. Lemons to step down as Chief Justice

The Supreme Court of Virginia announced Monday, December 20, 2021, that The Honorable Donald W. Lemons, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Virginia, will step down as Chief Justice, effective December 31, 2021.

The Justices of the Supreme Court of Virginia have elected Justice S. Bernard Goodwyn as Chief Justice-elect. Chief Justice-elect Goodwyn will assume office on January 1, 2022.

The Court’s full press release may be found here.

Updated: Dec 20, 2021