Welcome to the official web site of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia. This site is designed to provide convenient and easy access to information about the court and its operations.    Thank you for taking the time to visit this web site.


Honorable Rebecca Beach Smith, Chief Judge

Fernando Galindo, Clerk of Court


Breaking News / Notices
  • January 19, 2017: The Alexandria division of the Court will be closed on Friday, January 20 (Inauguration Day). The Richmond division will close at 3:00 PM on this same day. The Newport News and Norfolk divisions will be open for business as usual.




  • September 26, 2016: Notice to AttorneysEffective October 3, 2016, attorneys are required to electronically submit civil initiating documents to a shell case and pay the appropriate filing fee via Pay.Gov.  Please click here for more information.


  • May 23, 2016: The Court will be implementing a new electronic CJA vouchering system on June 6, 2016, called "eVoucher", which is a web-based application that provides CJA panel attorneys the ability to electronically create and process CJA vouchers and related documents. Click here for eCJA Training and Resources.


  • April 8, 2016 - Alexandria Division: Effective 4/7/2016 and until further notice, the jury room attached to courtroom 401 will be open during business hours for attorneys to use as an attorney work room.


First comprehensive history of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia
Code of Pretrial and Trial Conduct
Pro Se Litigant Reference Handbook
Court Interpreter Manual
CM / ECF and Administrative Information
Updates / Alerts
General Information / Resources
Logins / Forgotten Password
Required training / E-Filing registration
General Filing Tips
Pay.Gov Refund Requests
Online Fee Payment - Pro Hac Vice and Notices of Appeal
Jury Services
Jury Service FAQ's
eJUROR: Jury Information Form and Qualification Questionnaire
Juror Reporting Instructions
eJUROR Video
Court Schedules
Evidence Presentation Systems
eJUROR: Jury Information Form and Qualification Questionnaire
Notable Cases
CJA Attorney Information
Scam Alerts
Government Holidays
Courier Drop-Off Policy
Local Rules / Procedures
Rules in PDF
Standing Orders
Civil Motions Procedures - Norfolk/Newport News
Norfolk/Newport News Courtesy Copies/Division Specific Information
Civil and Criminal Motions Procedures - Alexandria
Richmond Courtesy Copies/Division-Specific Information
Forms and Fees
Civil Forms
Criminal Forms
Attorney Forms
4th Circuit Forms
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