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Court arguments still scheduled, despite Sandy

With many government offices closed in the wake of the storm, including administrative offices of the Supreme Court of Virginia, the court nevertheless is in session and will be hearing its schedule of oral arguments today (Tuesday). The essential personnel required to support the court session should report as planned, the court advised on its webpage.

The First Day in Practice seminar for new lawyers scheduled for today at the Richmond Convention Center has been cancelled, the Virginia State Bar reports. A new date will be set, the VSB reports.

The Alexandria U.S. District Courthouse is closed today, according to the website for the Eastern District federal courts. The Norfolk and Newport News Courthouses will open at 10 a.m., the court reports.

The court notes specific case information:

  • Trial USA v. Jeffrey Charles (4:12cr63), before Judge Henry C. Morgan, will be postponed until 10 a.m. on Wednesday, October 31, 2012 in the Newport News Courthouse.
  • Trial I/P Engine, Inc. v. AOL, Inc., et al (2:11cv512), before Judge Raymond A. Jackson, will begin at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, October 30, 2012.  Jurors and counsel will be given access to the building at 9:30 a.m.

The court advises to call the Court’s Inclement Weather Line at (757) 222-7499 for Norfolk and/or (757) 247-0785 for Newport News for updated information.

Richmond Circuit Court is closed today, reports clerk Bevill Dean, but he says it will be business as normal on Wednesday.

Virginia Beach Circuit Court is open for business today, having closed Monday, according to clerk Tina Sinnen.

Fairfax County courts should reopen Wednesday after closing today, reports clerk John Frey.

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