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Changing times: Virginia courts modify pandemic guidelines (access required)

The Virginia Supreme Court and Virginia Court of Appeals have modified their operations regarding the COVID-19 pandemic. Both courts have plans to resume in-person oral arguments while maintaining many of the safety protocols, including social distancing and limiting access to ...

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Challenge to local court rule denied (access required)

A writ of prohibition does not lie to challenge certain local court rules of the 17th Judicial Circuit. Background “Petitioner is the Commonwealth’s Attorney for Arlington County and the City of Falls Church. On March 4, 2020, the judges of ...

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Lawyers vexed by court shutdown (access required)

Virginia lawyers are frustrated as a shutdown of nearly all non-emergency court activity continued for a third week in courts throughout the state. Litigators – both civil and criminal – complained that matters that could readily be resolved with now-familiar ...

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Courts are scrambling to address coronavirus (access required)

Courts across Virginia have been forced to rapidly escalate their planning and communication processes over the past two weeks in an effort to avoid public gatherings and therefore to contain the spread of the new coronavirus, Rapidly changing policies and ...

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