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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.

 

The Local Rules were last amended on July 7, 2014. At that time, Civil Local Rule 83.5 was implemented. The new rule served to address the review of orders from the United States Patent and Trademark Office concerning admission, suspension, or exclusion to practice given that the venue for these cases had been moved from the District of Columbia to the Eastern District of Virginia.

 

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 .