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COVID-19 Information

In connection with all pending Court appearances, you are asked to notify the Court if you or anyone planning to join you at the courthouse has symptoms such as fever, cough, shortness of breath, or if you or the person joining you have been, exposed within the past 14 days to individuals who may have COVID-19 coronavirus.  This will enable the Court to reschedule an appearance that might otherwise risk spreading the COVID-19 coronavirus.


News & Announcements

Reappointment of Incumbent Magistrate Judge
   The current term of office of United States Magistrate Judge Pamela M. Sargent at Abingdon is due to expire on December 14, 2021...

Local Rule 2.a. Update
   The court has amended Local Rule 2.a., paragraphs (1) and (7)...

Criminal Debt Payments
   Effective January 1, 2021, the Clerk’s Office will no longer accept payment by credit and debit cards for criminal debt.

Public Notice Proposed Change to Local Rule 2.a
   The Local Rules Committee met to discuss a proposed change to Local Rule 2.a.

Passing of Senior U.S. District Judge Jackson L. Kiser
   Earlier this morning, our dear friend and colleague, the Honorable Jackson L. Kiser, 91, passed away after a brief illness.

The POWER Act Webinar
   Eastern and Western Districts of Virginia invite you to the free POWER Act Webinar...

Face Coverings in Poff Building
   Pursuant to Standing Order 2020-14, Phase I of the Western District of Virginia Re-Opening Plan

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