Court Orders

Maryland

UPDATED 5/18/2020:

UPDATED 4/28/2020:

UPDATED 4/15/2020:

UPDATED 4/13/2020:

  • District Court Standing Order 2020-07 supersedes and extends Standing Order 2020-05 to June 5, 2020 for all non-emergency proceedings, and extends all filing deadlines originally set to fall between March 16 and June 5 by 84 days.
  • District Court COVID-19 Pandemic Procedures Order regarding Discovery in Civil Cases. This order exempts the conduct of discovery in civil cases from the suspension of deadlines set forth in Standing Order 2020-07, unless otherwise ordered by the presiding judge, and provided the parties agree to continue and that the conduct of discovery does not involve conduct by counsel or the parties that would contravene public health orders or directives.

UPDATED 4/9/2020:

UPDATED 4/3/20: Chief Judge Barbera issued three Administrative Orders related to the Judiciary’s response to the COVID-19:

All Maryland Court Orders can be found at: https://mdcourts.gov/coronavirusorders.

Virginia

UPDATED 5/19/2020: Fairfax County Circuit Court Procedure for Rescheduling Cases Currently set on the May and June Civil Term Day Dockets. Due to the number of cases on the upcoming Civil Term Day Dockets as a result of COVID-19, the Court has established a procedure that allows counsel and/or pro se parties to request to have a new trial date rescheduled prior to their scheduled Term Day date. To view this notice in full, please click here.

UPDATED 5/19/2020: Fairfax County Circuit Court First Transition Plan. The Fairfax County Circuit Court has issued a First Transition plan, which was formulated after consideration of the input from many stakeholders and in consideration of our current emergency situation and concern for the safety of those who work in and visit the courthouse. To view the transition plan, please click here.

UPDATED 5/15/2020: Fairfax County GDC – Phased Reopening Begins May 18, 2020 with Civil Trials and Small Claims. Following consultation with the Fairfax County Department of Health and upon extensive study and discussion, the Fairfax County General District Court will open to a limited number of “non-emergency” cases beginning May 18, 2020.

UPDATED 5/11/2020: Fairfax Circuit Court Notice of Changes to Criminal Term Day. Criminal Term Day will take place on May 21, 2020 but, in an effort to comply with social distancing and CDC recommendations, the Fairfax County Circuit Court encourages the bar and the public to avoid personal appearances in the courthouse for this term day, as the docket currently has over 100 cases scheduled.

UPDATED 4/22/2020: Supreme Court of Virginia Third Order Extending Declaration of Judicial Emergency in Response to Covid-19 Emergency.

Additional information on the VA Court Orders can be found at: http://www.vacourts.gov/news/items/covid_19.pdf

Court Information

The below links will take you to that specific Courts websites information on COVID-19.

Federal Courts Contact Information

US District Court of Maryland
US District Court – DC
US District Court – Eastern District of Virginia
US District Court – Western District of Virginia

State Courts

Maryland

Maryland Court of Appeals
Court of Special Appeals

Maryland County Courts

Prince George’s County
Montgomery County Circuit Court
Montgomery County District Court
Anne Arundel County Circuit Court
Howard County

Virginia

City/County Courts

Alexandria City Circuit Court
Alexandria City General District Court
Alexandria City Juvenile and Domestic Relations

Arlington County Circuit Court
Arlington County General District Court
Arlington County Juvenile and Domestic Relations

Fairfax Circuit Court
Fairfax General District Court
Fairfax Juvenile and Domestic Relations

Prince William County Courts
Loudoun County Courts

DC Courts

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