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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, 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...
Thu, 10/08/2020
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,...
Mon, 09/28/2020
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...
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 period...
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 fees...

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