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The Local Rules were last amended on November 19, 2010. The amendments modified some deadlines (including opting out of the national summary judgment schedule), eliminated some outdated provisions, clarified some ambiguities, and corrected a typographical error. This document contains the amended rules, marked to show the changes that were made.

 

You may also find the following documents helpful. These were compiled based on previous local rule amendments:

 

  • A guide to redacting personal identifiers (February, 2005, Local Rule 7 and Local Criminal Rule 47 amendments).

  • Instructions on tracking motions to seal (March, 2004, Local Civil Rule 5 and Local Criminal Rule 49).

 

Standing Orders

 

  • Districtwide: Plan for the Random Selection of Grand and Petit Jurors

  • Districtwide: Order Revising Forfeiture of Collateral List

  • Districtwide: Court Reporter Management Plan

  • Norfolk and Newport News Divisions: Order on Assignment of Certain Matters to United States Magistrate Judges

  • 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 .