Court Orders/Updates

Maryland

The Maryland Judiciary issued five new orders 12/22/20, extending Phase II operations through March 13, 2021, and extending the suspension of jury trials through April 23, 2021. Clerks’ offices in the District Court of Maryland and Circuit Courts throughout the state will remain open to the public for emergency purposes and by appointment for other matters. The administrative orders include:

District Court of Maryland.

Montgomery County District Court

Montgomery County Circuit Court

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

Virginia

December 18, 2020 Fifteenth Order Extending Declaration of Judicial Emergency

October 30, 2020 memo from Karl R. Hade, Executive Secretary, to Active
and Retired Circuit and General District Court Judges regarding CDC
Moratorium on Evictions.

Alexandria Circuit Court

6th revised memo regarding COVID-19 temporary procedures. (Nov. 5th, effective till Dec 31st)

Prince William County

Thirteenth order extending declaration of judicial emergency in reponse to COVID-19 emergency. (Nov. 9th)

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

DC Courts

DCCA order addressing court operations through January 31, 2021

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. (9/14/20)

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. (7/31/20)

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. Overall DC Court information can be found here: https://www.dccourts.gov/coronavirus/

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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