Member News

April 13, 2015

Virginia Supreme Court Rule changes effective July 1, 2015

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On April 10, 2015, the Virginia Supreme Court adopted rule changes regarding the filing of electronic briefs with Virginia Supreme Court and the Court of Appeals of Virginia. For a copy, please click here: Virginia Supreme Court Rule changes effective 7-1-2015

These rule changes will also be available on the Supreme Court’s website at The Guidelines and User’s Manual referenced in the rules will be available on the website in mid – to late – May 2015.

Patricia L. Harrington, Clerk
Supreme Court of Virginia
(804) 786-2251

March 10, 2014

Quick Guide to Justice Server

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For Quick Guide to Justice Server, please click the following: Quick Guide to JusticeServer

December 13, 2013

Order of Judge Higgins effective 1-1-2014

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By Order of Judge Higgins effective January 1, 2014, no electronic devices will be allowed in the Albemarle Circuit Court courtroom without prior written authorization. The provisions of this Order will not be applicable to legal counsel appearing before the Court for electronic devices to be used solely during counsel’s appearance before the Court. For a copy of this Order with full text of requirements and limitations, please click the following:

Order of Judge Higgins effective 1-1-2014

May 23, 2012

Announcement from Virginia Supreme Court dated May 1, 2012

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Effective July 1, 2012, certain costs in cases filed by court-appointed counsel or cases filed pursuant to indigent status will not be reimbursed. For a copy of the Memorandum dated May 1, 2012 detailing the non-reimbursable costs, please click the following: Announcement – Supreme Court

December 13, 2011

Order Restricting Use of Electronic Devices

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Effective January 3, 2012, the possession of cellular phones and other electronic recording and wireless communication devices will be prohibited in the Court Room of the Charlottesville Circuit Court while court is in session. This prohibition will not apply to licensed attorneys and their staff provided the devices remain de-activated until activation is approved by the Court. Use of audio-visual equipment for selected cases will be permitted upon advance approval by the Court.

Violation of this prohibition may result in the seizure and confiscation of the device in question and a finding of contempt, with attendant punitive sanctions imposed where appropriate upon the offending party.

For a copy of Judge Hogshire’s Order dated 12/5/2011, please click on the following: Judge Hogshire Order

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