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         Irania has been an important asset to the Fredericksburg Circuit Court Clerk’s Office since November 2015.  She has spent most of her time as a significant part of our Criminal Division.  We asked Irania what was the best thing she has learned as a Deputy Clerk, and she replied, “I learn something new every day, and everything is so useful.  I definitely love that I know the criminal process that each defendant has to go through, in order to get a trial.”

            We also asked Irania some other questions, to help us all learn a little more about her.  She was born in Florida, but has spent most of her life in the City.  She loves the City and finds the City docks have a pretty view and they are relaxing.  However, if she could travel anywhere in the world, she would go to Greece, because the Kardashians make it look amazing! 

            Irania’s favorite movie is, Toy Story.  Her celebrity crush is Gerald Earl Gillum, aka G-Eazy.  She states that he is original, and amazing.  If she could have one super power, she would like to be able to read minds, because that’s the most powerful thing there is.  She would use this power to save lives!   

             One thing that we all know about Irania, is that Irania likes to eat!  Her favorite meal is chilaquiles – a Mexican dish with pieces of fried tortilla in a red or green spicy sauce that can be served with fresh cheese, cream, and avocado.  Irania also has a great love of donuts with sprinkles, but when asked what kind of donut she would be, she answered, “Glaze.”  We are all a little shook about this!

              Irania’s favorite animal is our own canine deputy clerk, Annie, and Randy the bearded dragon.  Professionally, Irania admires Mark Gardner, as he is a great defense attorney who is always prepared. 

            Irania states that the hardest thing she has ever done is to become a Mom.  No two days are alike, there is always something new to learn.   Irania has a wonderful singing voice, but is happy to have given up her fame to be a Mom.   When asked what the best thing she is working on now, Irania’s answer is, “Myself! My well-being (mental/physical/spiritual).”  This rings true in Irania’s favorite quote, “Wanting to be someone else is a waste of who you are.”  We wouldn’t want Irania to change a thing!


Letter: Local Circuit Court Internship is First Rate

I firmly believe students need to be engaged in their communities. Students also need to acclimate to the workplace and learn how to interact with others in a professional manner.  This internship is certainly designed for interns to have those experiences. The Fredericksburg Circuit Court is distinctly different from any other internship I have done. The workplace is inviting, friendly and oriented to serve the public effectively. The staff is incredibly helpful and takes the time to be engaged with the interns.

The leadership within the Circuit Court of Fredericksburg is phenomenal. The employees and staff contribute to the great working environment that I have found this summer. I hope future interns have the same appreciation for their experiences. The city of Fredericksburg should be proud of its judiciary system and its community

Thank you,

Allison Criss, Spotsylvania


The Clerk of the Circuit Court is one of five constitutional officers elected by citizens of Fredericksburg. In Virginia, the office dates from 1619. The Code of Virginia provides for over 800 responsibilities for the Clerk of the Circuit Court, but his or her chief responsibilities include serving as recorder of deeds, deciding certain issues of probate, issuing marriage licenses, creating court records, and certifying and archiving all records of the Circuit Courts and other records as provided by law. Fredericksburg's current Clerk of the Circuit Court, Jeff Small, was elected in 2011.


The Circuit Court of the City of Fredericksburg is the City's court of general jurisdiction, established by the General Assembly of Virginia. Its primary mission is to provide an effective, efficient, fair and open forum for adjudication, under the law, of every sort of civil and criminal controversy that can be decided in the courts of the City of Fredericksburg.

The Clerk's office cannot help you with preparing or correcting your file. It is illegal.  Va. Code 19.2-392.2

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Honorable Jeff Small
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