Local Court Orders

July 2, 2021
The Supreme Court of Virginia Requests Public Comment on Proposed Amendments to part Six, Section III. Cannons of Judicial Conduct
The Supreme Court of Virginia is considering proposed amendments to the Rules of Court, Part Six, Section III, Canons of Judicial Conduct. Comments on the proposed amended Canons must be received by September 29, 2021. Click here to view the revised Cannons and instructions for commenting.

June 29, 2021
On June 29, 2021, the Court of Appeals of Virginia issued its sixth Order Concerning Court Operations. The Court’s full order may be found here.

June 29, 2021
On June 29, 2021, The Supreme Court of Virginia issues it twenty-fourth Judicial Emergency Order, extending its prior order through July 21, 2021. The Court’s full order may be found here.

June 22, 2021
Order of the Twelfth Judicial Circuit (Circuit Courts of Chesterfield and Colonial Heights)
Effective July 1, 2021, The Judges of the Twelfth Judicial Circuit Court have provided an Order re: the conduct of trials pursuant to the 23rd Order of the Supreme Court of Virginia extending the declaration of judicial emergency. The Order, which can be found here

June 11, 2021
NOTICE – Updated Access & Operating Procedures for Lewis F. Powell, Jr. Courthouse in Response to COVID-19
NOTICE-Updated Access and Operating Procedures in Response to COVID-19 and COVID-19 Building Requirements

June 10, 2021
Chesterfield County FY21 Annual Report for Courts/Judicial Branch. This short article outlines court system activities over the last year. The article can be found here.

May 19, 2021
Mask Restrictions for Oliver Hill Courts Building
On May 19, 2021, The Honorable Marilynn C. Goss, Chief Judge of the Juvenile & Domestic Relations District Court of the City of Richmond, has issued an Order for requirements for entry into the Oliver Hill Courts Building. The Court’s full order may be found here

May 18, 2021
Mask Restrictions for Chesterfield Juvenile & Domestic Relations District Courthouse
On May 18, 2021, Laura G. Griffin, Clerk of the Chesterfield Juvenile & Domestic Relations District Court, requests that members be aware of the attached Order re: requirements for entry into the Courts Building. The Court’s full order may be found here

May 18, 2021
Mask Restrictions for John Marshall Courthouse
On May 18, 2021, The Honorable W. Reilly Marchant, Chief Judge of the Circuit Court of the City of Richmond, has issued an Order for requirements for entry into the John Marshall Courts Building. The Court’s full order may be found here

May 13, 2021
Chesterfield Standing Court Order re: security, safety, order and decorum
On May 13, 2021, the Hon. Edward A. Robbins, Jr., Chief Judge of the Chesterfield Circuit Court, issued a Standing Court Order re: security, safety, order and decorum – Main & 1917 Courthouses (Chesterfield Circuit & General District Courts) that supersedes the version dated 2/26/2018. The Court’s full order may be found here

April 1, 2021
New Policy re: Portable Electronic Devices (Chesterfield J&DR District Court)

Effective April 1, 2021, the Chesterfield Juvenile & Domestic Relations District Court will allow portable electronic devices in the Courthouse. This announcement pertains only to the Chesterfield J&DR District Court Courthouse
Chesterfield J&DR 4.1.21 pdf
The Court’s announcement can be found here