October 19, 2021

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT- NORFOLK COURTHOUSE RE-OPENING

The Walter E. Hoffman U.S. Courthouse in Norfolk reopened on Monday, June 21, 2021.  Please note that only one public elevator is available in conjunction with continuing water damage remediation efforts.

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT

Closure of Court on June 18, 2021, in Recognition of Juneteenth National Independence day, June 19, as a Legal Public Holiday

Federal law establishes public holidays for Federal employees.  [5 U.S.C. § 6103(a)].  These statutory holidays are celebrated through closure of the United States Courts for the Eastern District of Virginia. On June 17, 2021, the President signed a bill establishing a new federal holiday, “Juneteenth National Independence Day, June 19” to be celebrated each year in observance of the anniversary of the end of slavery in the United States. As June 19, 2021, falls on a Saturday, federal agencies will be closed on Friday, June 18, 2021. In observance of the federal holiday, the Courts in the Eastern District of Virginia will similarly be closed on Friday, June 18, 2021. (Order of Closure).

IMPORTANT UPDATE: The Hoffman U.S. Courthouse in Norfolk will be closed the week of June 14, 2021 through June 18, 2021. Remote proceedings and hearings will take place as originally scheduled.

The Hoffman U.S. Courthouse in Norfolk will be closed the week of June 14, 2021 through June 18, 2021. Remote proceedings and hearings will take place as originally scheduled.

Public Notice

Standing Order 21-13 COVID-19 Entry Requirements and Mask and Social Distancing Policy for the Martin V.B. Bostetter, Jr. U.S. Courthouse

[Read Standing Order 21-13 PDF]

 

Public Notice

Second Order Regarding Remote Hearings in Bankruptcy Cases due to COVID-19 Pandemic

[Read Standing Order No. 21-12-PDF]

Public Notice

Order Vacating Standing Order 20-9, as extended in its entirety by Standing Order 20-19, and establishing a modified temporary protocol for filings by unrepresented persons in bankruptcy cases—Effective June 14, 2021.

Temporary procedures set forth in the Court’s May 21, 2021, Public Notice to public access terminal users also will be discontinued effective June 14, 2021.

[Read Standing Order No. 21-11-PDF]

Public Notice

Order Vacating Standing Order 20-10–Reopening Public Areas of the Clerk’s Office Effective June 14, 2021.

Temporary procedures set forth in the Court’s May 21, 2021, Public Notice to public access terminal users also will be discontinued effective June 14, 2021.

[Read Standing Order No. 21-10-PDF]

EDVA District Court General Order No. 2021-06

Effective June 7, 2021—In re: Face Covering and Social Distancing in Courthouses Across the District—Bostetter, Bryan, Hoffman, Robinson-Merhige, and Newport News Courthouses

[Read General Order No. 2021-06-PDF]

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