Welcome to the official web site of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia. This site is designed to provide convenient and easy access to information about the court and its operations.    Thank you for taking the time to visit this web site.


Honorable Rebecca Beach Smith, Chief Judge

Fernando Galindo, Clerk of Court


Breaking News / Notices
  • September 28, 2015 - There will be no Motion Docket in Alexandria on Friday, November 27, 2015.


  • August 19, 2015 - Network maintenance will be performed this Friday, August 21st beginning at 6:30 PM. After this time connectivity to the CM/ECF (Case Management / Electronic Filing system) and to this web site will be sporadic for approximately 2 hours.



  • January 9, 2015 - Notice:  CVB Cases will be electronically filed and available on PACER beginning with cases scheduled for hearing the week of February 2, 2015. More information

First comprehensive history of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia
Code of Pretrial and Trial Conduct
Pro Se Litigant Reference Handbook
Court Interpreter Manual
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Civil Motions Procedures - Norfolk/Newport News
Norfolk/Newport News Courtesy Copies/Division Specific Information
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Richmond Courtesy Copies/Division-Specific Information
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