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The Commonwealth of Virginia celebrated the 400th anniversary of the settlement of Jamestown in 2007. Virginia’s judicial system, the first English speaking judicial system in North America, planted its roots in the 1600s also. Even as the House of Burgesses was developing and shaping the Virginia judicial system, our system was serving as the model for the United States Supreme Court. Many events and individuals contributed to the foundation and creation of our current judicial system. A snapshot of those events appears below.