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News & Announcements: 01/2020
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.
The Walter E. Hoffman Courthouse in Norfolk, Virginia will be open on December 22nd, 2020..
The Walter E. Hoffman Courthouse in Norfolk, Virginia will be closed on December 21st, 2020. Remote proceedings are on as scheduled unless otherwise notified. The status for Tuesday, December 22nd will be announced as soon as possible. However, the...
The Alexandria office for the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia will be closed for Inauguration Day on Wednesday, January 20, 2021. However, the remaining offices within the District will be open and electronic filing through...
December 17 the Alexandria division will open at 10am. In person proceedings scheduled before 10 will begin at 11. Remote proceedings will go forward as scheduled.
Local Civil Rule 83.3 and Local Criminal Rule 53 were amended to make plain that no external participant may record a court proceeding. In doing so, the Court sought to address advancements in technology and media that broaden the way proceedings...
Federal law establishes public holidays for federal employees. These holidays are celebrated through closure of the United States Courts for the Eastern District of Virginia. In extended observance of the established holiday on Friday, December 25,...
The United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia proposes changes to Local Civil Rule 83.3 and Local Criminal Rule 53 in light of modern technological advances. Subsections (A)-(C) are the same changes that the Court proposed...
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...
August 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.
Elizabeth W. Hanes was sworn in on June 12, 2020 as the newest United States Magistrate Judge for the Eastern District of Virginia.