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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.

Thu, 02/18/2021
February 19 the Alexandria Courthouse will open at 10am. Court proceedings scheduled before or at 10am will begin at 11am.
Thu, 01/07/2021
After the recent disclosure of widespread cybersecurity breaches of both private sector and government computer systems, federal courts are immediately adding new security procedures to protect highly sensitive confidential documents filed with the...
Mon, 12/21/2020
The Walter E. Hoffman Courthouse in Norfolk, Virginia will be open on December 22nd, 2020..
Sun, 12/20/2020
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...
Fri, 12/18/2020
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...
Wed, 12/16/2020
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.
Tue, 12/01/2020
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...