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Proposed Local Rule Amendments / Call For Public Comments

Monday, September 28, 2020

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 last year pending further review of Subsection (D).  The Court declined to adopt Subsection (D) as proposed in 2019 and has decided to move forward with adopting Subsections (A)-(C).

Below are redlined versions of the proposed amendments with a justification for each change, and a clean post-amendment version of each rule.

Local Civil Rule 83.3 / Local Criminal Rule 53

The amendments will take effect on December 1, 2020, subject to revision in light of any comments received.  Interested parties may submit comments on the proposed amendments by U.S. mail or e-mail on or before November 16, 2020, to:

Fernando Galindo
Clerk of Court
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia
600 Granby Street
Norfolk, VA 23510