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News & Announcements

Check this page, or the News and Announcements box on the homepage, for the latest official news and announcements released by the court. You can also access archived news and announcements from this page.

Fri, 08/14/2020

The Judicial Conference Advisory Committees on Appellate, Bankruptcy, and Civil Rules have proposed amendments to their respective rules and have asked that they be circulated to the bench, bar, and public for comment.  The public comment...

Tue, 08/11/2020

Elizabeth W. Hanes was sworn in on June 12, 2020 as the newest  United States Magistrate Judge for the Eastern District of Virginia.

Thu, 05/28/2020

The court’s public terminals are not currently available and use of an online PACER account is required at this time to access court records.  Depending on the volume of information accessed, your PACER account usage may be free as total access...

Thu, 11/07/2019

The new Criminal Justice Act (CJA) Plan for the Eastern District of Virginia has been approved by the Judicial Council of the Fourth Circuit and is in effect.

Tue, 10/29/2019

The Alexandria Division will not have Friday Dockets on 11/29/2019 and 12/27/2019.