Court Orders/Updates

Maryland

UPDATED 9/30/2020:

UPDATED 8/3/20:

Third Amended Administrative Order Regarding Wearing of Face Masks and Social Distancing in Montgomery County Circuit Court.

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

Virginia

UPDATED 9/30/2020:

11th order extending declaration of judicial emergency in response to COVID-19 in Virginia

UPDATED 9/28/2020:

Fairfax Circuit Court Plan for Resuming Jury Trials
Fairfax County GDC – Phased Reopening information.

UPDATED 6/5/20:

Memo from Karl R. Hade, Executive Secretary, to Active and Retired Circuit and General District Court Judges regarding unlawful detainers and writs of eviction.

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.

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

DC Courts

UPDATED 9/14/2020:

The DC Superior Court has opened five satellite locations for unrepresented litigants who may need access to WiFi and computer technology in order to participate in their remote hearings. (Click here to see the locations and instructions for scheduling a remote access computer station.) Litigants will need to contact the court at the number or email address provided at least 24 hours in advance of the hearing to use the spaces so that appropriate social distancing can be ensured.

UPDATED 7/31/2020:

The DC Superior Court is conducting hearings remotely, except for a limited By order of the Chief Judge, on June 29, 2020, the District of Columbia Court of Appeals adjusted its operations to address concerns regarding the Coronavirus (COVID-19) through August 30, 2020. The court plans to issue another order regarding operations subsequent to August 30, 2020, which will further address court operations.

Please click here for up-to-date information on all changes to DC court operations due to Coronavirus.

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 Courts

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

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