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The Local Rules are available as a printable document (in PDF format). You must have Adobe Reader software on your computer to read the PDF file. To download the free software, click on this link.

 

 

Effective immediately, Local Civil Rule 4(a) and Local Civil Rule 16(b) of the Eastern District of Virginia, have been changed to reflect the time periods adopted in the recent changes to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, effective December 1, 2015.

 

The Local Rules were last amended on January 11, 2016. At that time, Local Civil Rule 5 was amended to allow for the electronic filing of sealed documents in civil cases, and to clarify the obligations of counsel in filing a motion to seal.

 

 

Additional Resources

 

  • A list of helpful hints prepared by the Clerk's Office for attorneys and pro se litigants practicing in the Alexandria Division.


  • A list of helpful hints prepared by the Clerk's Office for attorneys and pro se litigants practicing in the Richmond Division.


  • A list of helpful hints prepared by the Clerk's Office for attorneys and pro se litigants practicing in the Norfolk and Newport News Divisions .