Thomas Jefferson
Clifford R. Weckstein


Roanoke City Courthouse
P.O. Box 211
315 Church Avenue, S.W.
Roanoke, VA 24002-0211

Clifford R. Weckstein has been a judge of the 23rd Judicial Circuit of Virginia (a general jurisdiction trial judge) for some 20 years. A faculty member of the National Trial Advocacy College since 1988, Judge Weckstein participates from beginning to end of the course, working with small groups of enrollees, assisting with demonstrations, and judging final trials. He has been a recipient of the University of Virginia School of Law's William J. Brennan, Jr. Award

Judge Weckstein is an active legal and judicial education lecturer and writer. He regularly speaks to lawyers about trial advocacy and the art of persuasion, professionalism, and the law of evidence; his judicial education topics include opinion writing, expert witnesses, settlement conferences, trial of capital cases, and technology and the trial court. He was a multi-term chairman of Judicial Education Committee of the Judicial Conference of Virginia, and a member of the Virginia State Bar Professionalism Faculty and Standing Committee on Professionalism. He is in his third term as chairman of the Judicial Conference's Technology Committee (having been selected by the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Virginia as the first, and so far the only, chairman of that committee), and is a member of the State Bar's Special Committee on Technology, and the Technology Task Force of the Commission on Virginia's Courts in the 21 st Century.

Judge Weckstein had an active trial and appellate practice (civil and criminal, state and federal) in Roanoke, Virginia, was the Roanoke Valley Legal Secretaries Association “Boss of the Year,” in 1983, and is a former or present member of numerous professional organizations, sections, and boards. He was educated at the University of Virginia and the Marshall-Wythe School of Law of the College of William and Mary.