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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.

Tue, 08/31/2021
As previously announced via an August 20 emailed memorandum to all counsel, the Court has adopted a vaccination and testing policy applicable to counsel admitted to practice before this Court and employees of their offices who will appear in person...
Fri, 08/06/2021
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 period...
Mon, 07/12/2021
An Amended Standing Order has been entered today regarding the Due Process Protections Act and Rule 5(f) of the Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure. This Order replaces the original Standing Order dated October 26, 2020....
Fri, 06/18/2021
The Walter E. Hoffman U.S. Courthouse reopened on Monday, June 21, 2021.  Please note that only one public elevator is available in conjunction with continuing water damage remediation efforts.  
Thu, 06/17/2021
Federal law establishes public holidays for Federal employees.  [5 U.S.C. § 6103(a)].  These statutory holidays are celebrated through closure of the United States Courts for the Eastern District of Virginia. On June 17, 2021, the President signed a...
Mon, 06/14/2021
Continuing remediation efforts due to water damage wlll require the Walter E. Hoffman U.S. Courthouse to remain closed for the full week of June 14-18, 2021.  Remote proceedings are scheduled to proceed unless otherwise notified.  Efforts to work ...
Fri, 06/11/2021
Due to damage from a major water leak and ongoing remediation efforts, the Walter E. Hoffman U.S. Courthouse will remain closed through Monday, June 14, 2021.  Remote proceedings are on as scheduled unless otherwise notified. The remaining...
Mon, 05/10/2021
  Mark R. Colombell was sworn in on May 10, 2021 as the newest United States Magistrate Judge for the Eastern District of Virginia.
Fri, 04/30/2021
In light of improving pandemic conditions as noted in General Order 2021-05, the Clerk’s Office counters will reopen to the...
Mon, 04/19/2021
Pursuant to the Technical Failures section found in VAED E-Filing Policies and Procedures Manual, Civil Federal Rule 6(a)(3), and Criminal Federal Rule 45; VAED...

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