Standing Orders, Rules of Court, and Plans

  1. DISTRICT JUDGES
    1. Standing Orders
      1. Recusal of Judges 6/22/1999
      2. Division of Cases Among District Judges S.O. 2020-17
      3. Appeal Costs Bond Requirements: Judge Kiser's Cases 2/15/1996
      4. Fugitive Master Docket 12/29/1999
      5. Participation of Senior District Judges in Court Governance Matters S.O. 08-01
      6. Governing Alternate Dispute Resolution in Judge Conrad's Civil Cases S.O. 2010-9
  2. MAGISTRATE JUDGES
    1. Standing Orders
      1. Cumberland Gap National Historic Park S.O. 08-02
      2. Cumberland Gap National Historic Park 5/5/2009
      3. Appointment of Judge Robert S. Ballou 10/3/2011
      4. Reappointment of Judge James G. Welsh S.O. 2012-4
      5. Appointment of an Advisory Panel to Assist Court in its Determination as to the Appointment of
        a Magistrate Judge 7/24/2013
      6. Reappointment of Judge Pamela Meade Sargent 7/24/2013
      7. Appointment of Judge Joel C. Hoppe 2/10/2014
      8. The Appointment of an Advisory Panel of Citizens to Assist the Court in its Determination as to the Reappointment of a Magistrate Judge S.O. 2019-2
      9. Reappointment of Judge Robert S. Ballou 4/16/2019
    2. Rules of Court
      1. Order adjoining district jurisdiction in certain criminal matters by U.S. Magistrate Judges 12/28/1993
  3. BANKRUPTCY JUDGES
    1. Standing Orders
      1. Order of Succession for the Chief Judge of the United States Bankruptcy Court S.O. 2011-10
      2. Recall of Bankruptcy Judge William F. Stone, Jr. 12/29/2014
      3. Local Bankruptcy Rules S.O. 2016-2
  4. COURT
    1. Standing Orders
      1. Adoption of Local Rules S.O. 2010-2
        1. Original Local Rules Adopted 3/9/2010
        2. Current Local Rules
        3. ADR Coordinator S.O. 2017-3
      2. Abrogation of Certain Standing Orders S.O. 2010-3
      3. Establishment of Local Rules Advisory Committee S.O. 2010-7
      4. Appointment of the Members of the Local Rules Advisory Committee S.O. 2020-20
      5. Corporate Disclosures 5/15/2000
      6. Re-opening of Big Stone Gap Division 7/2/1979
      7. Criminal Bond 12/10/75
      8. Shared Services Initiative S.O. 2013-5
      9. Possession and Use of Portable Electronic Devices in Courthouses and Courtrooms S.O. 2013-8
      10. Designation of Standing Committees S.O. 2017-4
      11. Designation of Members of Court Security Committee S.O. 2016-5
      12. Amendment to Federal Rules of Civil Procedure 4(m) S.O. 2015-7
      13. Possession of Firearms, Dangerous Weapons, and Body Armor Inside Courthouses S.O. 2018-5
      14. Refund of Electronically Paid Fees S.O. 2019-9
      15. Implementation of NextGen S.O. 2020-18
    2. Plans
      1. Equal Opportunity Plan 3/25/1987
      2. Employment Dispute Resolution Plan S.O. 2012-6
  5. COURT REPORTERS
    1. Standing Orders
      1. Fees for Transcripts S.O. 2018-3
    2. Plans
      1. Court Reporters S.O. 2017-2
  6. FUNDS AND FINANCIAL
    1. Standing Orders
      1. Abrogation of Standing Order for Guidelines for Deposit of Registry Funds S.O. 2011-4
      2. Authorization for Collection of Special Assessments and Fines Prior to Sentencing 6/2/1995
  7. JURY
    1. Standing Orders
      1. Jury Excuses 11/16/1966
      2. Impaneling of the Grand Jury S.O. 2018-1
      3. Amend the Petit Jury Term of Court for the Harrisonburg Division 7/19/2004
      4. Grand Jury Panel Serving in the Charlottesville Division 1/23/2007
      5. Establish a Grand Jury Panel in Harrisonburg 1/23/2007
      6. Security Procedures for Roanoke Grand Jury S.O. 2014-7
    2. Plans
      1. Jury Plan S.O. 2019-8
  8. PETTY OFFENSES
    1. Standing Orders
      1. Issuance of Warrant in Lieu of Summons 6/14/1989
      2. Rule 58 Forfeiture of Collateral in Lieu of Appearance 4/7/1998
        1. Schedule A - National Park Service S.O. 2012-1
        2. Schedule B - US Forest Service 7/20/2009
        3. Schedule C - Corp of Engineers 6/17/2005
        4. Schedule D - VA Medical Center 4/7/1998
        5. Schedule E - GSA S.O. 2010-10
        6. Schedule F - Radford Army Ammunition Plant 4/7/1998
        7. Schedule G - US Fish and Wildlife Service 10/31/2007
        8. Schedule H - Bureau of Land Management 4/7/1998
        9. Schedule I - Fort Belvoir Rivanna Station, Department of the Army S.O. 2011-1
        10. Schedule J - United States Postal Service S.O. 2014-8
        11. Schedule K - Smithsonian National Zoological Park Police S.O. 2018-2
  9. PRETRIAL LITIGATION
    1. Standing Orders
    2. Plans
      1. Civil Justice Expense and Delay Reduction Plan 6/13/1996
        1. Civil Justice Expense and Delay Reduction Plan Attachment
      2. Civil Justice Expense and Delay Reduction Plan 2/12/2001
  10. PRISONER
    1. Standing Orders
      1. Procedures for Prisoner Cases and Provisions for Custody of Prisoners S.O. 2020-16
  11. PROBATION
    1. Standing Orders
      1. Possesion of Firearms and Oleoresin Capsicum by Probation Officers S.O. 2004-5
      2. Probation Travel in GSA Vehicles 9/26/1991
      3. Pre-sentence Reports 7/6/1989
      4. Probation Records 7/1/1979
      5. Access to Files of United States Attorney's Office by United States Probation Office S.O. 2010-6
      6. Authorization for Transport of Nongovernmental Personnel in Government-Owned Vehicles S.O. 2006-06
      7. Presentence Reports S.O. 2015-8
      8. Hughes v United States Sentence Reduction S.O. 2018-6
      9. Adoption of Special Conditions of Probation and Supervised Released in Criminal Cases Involving Sex Offenses S.O. 2018-7
      10. Retroactive Application of the Fair Sentencing Act of 2010 under Section 404 of the First Step Act of 2018 S.O. 2019-1
  12. RECORDS AND EXHIBITS
    1. Standing Orders
      1. Disposal of Court Records S.O. 2016-7
      2. Disposition of Applications, Orders and Recordings for the Interception of Wire, Oral, or Electronic Communication S.O. 2016-6
  13. SENTENCING
    1. Standing Orders
      1. Post-Johnson § 2255 or § 2241 Cases S.O. 2015-5
  14. SOCIAL SECURITY
    1. Standing Orders
      1. Abrogation of Standing Order Entered February 13, 2006 - Social Security Cases Assigned to Samuel G. Wilson S.O. 2011-5
      2. Civil Social Security Cases Michael F. Urbanski for Harrisonburg S.O. 2014-4
      3. Civil Social Security Cases Michael F. Urbanski for Roanoke S.O. 2011-14
      4. Civil Social Security Cases Samuel G. Wilson S.O. 2011-15
      5. Civil Social Security Cases Norman K. Moon for Charlottesville S.O. 2014-2
      6. Civil Social Security Cases Norman K. Moon for Lynchburg S.O. 2011-17
      7. Civil Social Security Cases Elizabeth K. Dillon for Roanoke S.O. 2015-2
      8. Civil Social Security Cases Elizabeth K. Dillon for Harrisonburg S.O. 2015-3
      9. Civil Social Security Cases Glen E. Conrad for Roanoke S.O. 2019-6
      10. Civil Social Security Cases Glen E. Conrad for Charlottesville S.O. 2019-7
      11. Civil Social Security Cases Michael F. Urbanski for Danville S.O. 2020-19
  15. SPEEDY TRIAL ACT
    1. Plans
      1. Speedy Trial Act 7/1/1980
        1. RE: Speedy Trial Act S.O. 06-03
  16. ATTORNEYS
    1. Standing Orders
      1. CJA Reimbursements for Paralegals and Law Clerks S.O. 2011-13
      2. Establishment of the Plan for the Administration of the Bench and Bar Fund S.O. 2018-8
      3. Appointment of CJA Panel Selection Committee S.O. 2020-1
      4. Appointment of Members of the Bench and Bar Advisory Committee S.O. 2020-13
    2. Plans
      1. Rules for Disciplinary Enforcement 11/4/1992
      2. Rules for Disciplinary Enforcement Amendment 11/6/1998
        1. Amendment to Rule IV - Standards for Professional Conduct of Federal Rules of Discplinary Enforcement 6/16/2016
      3. Criminal Justice Act Plan 7/3/2018
        1. Amendment to the Advisory Committee Internal Operational Guidelines and CJA Attorney Panel Appointments S.O. 2014-6
      4. Third Year Practice Rule 7/10/1974
        1. Amendment of Third Year Practice Rule S.O. 06-04
        2. Amendment of Third Year Practice Rule and Substitution of Revised Rule S.O. 2015-6
      5. Plan for the Administration of the Bench and Bar Fund 10/1/2018
        1. Appendix A - Governing Reimbursement of Expenses in Pro Bono Cases 10/1/2018
      6. Plan for Appointment of Counsel for Indigent Parties of Civil Cases 10/1/2018
  17. COVID-19 
    1. Standing Orders
      1. Suspension of Naturalization Ceremonies in the Western District of Virginia S.O. 2020-3
        1. Suspension of Naturalization Ceremonies in the Western District of Virginia Second Amended S.O. 2020-3
        2. Suspension of Naturalization Ceremonies in the Western District of Virginia Third Amended S.O. 2020-3
        3. Suspension of Naturalization Ceremonies in the Western District of Virginia Fourth Amended S.O. 2020-3
        4. Suspension of Naturalization Ceremonies in the Western District of Virginia Fifth Amended S.O. 2020-3
        5. Suspension of Naturalization Ceremonies in the Western District of Virginia Sixth Amended S.O. 2020-3
      2. Restrictions on Visitors to Courthouses S.O. 2020-4
      3. Court Operations Under the Exigent Circumstances Created by COVID-19 S.O. 2020-5
        1. Court Operations Under the Exigent Circumstances Created by COVID-19 Amended S.O. 2020-5
        2. Court Operations Under the Exigent Circumstances Created by COVID 19 Amended #2 S.O. 2020-5
      4. Restrictions on Visitors to Poff Federal Building S.O. 2020-6
      5. Video Teleconferencing For Criminal Proceedings Under Cares Act S.O. 2020-07
      6. Interim CJA Vouchers During COVID-19 S.O. 2020-8
      7. Temporary Closure of Clerk's Office Public Counters S.O. 2020-9
      8. Speedy Trial Act, 18 U.S.C. Section 3161 S.O. 2020-10
      9. Compassionate Release Cases Due to COVID-19 S.O. 2019-1
      10. Procedure for Secure Review of Presentence Report by Defense Counsel with Detained Defendants During COVID-19 Pandemic S.O. 2020-11
      11. Public Access to Remote Judicial Proceedings; Confidentiality of Pretrial Services Report S.O. 2020-12
      12. Court Operations Under the Exigent Circumstances Created by COVID-19: Phase I Reopening S.O. 2020-14
        1. Court Operations Under the Exigent Circumstances Created by COVID-19: Postponement of Resumption of Criminal Trials Until August 31, 2020 S.O. 2020-10 and 2020-14
        2. Postponement of Jury Trials Until March 1, 2021 Amended S.O. 2020-10 and 2020-14
      13. Reauthorization of Video and Teleconference Hearings in Criminal Cases Under the Cares Act S.O. 2020-15
        1. Reauthorization of Video and Teleconferencing Hearings in Criminal Cases Under the Cares Act First Amended S.O. 2020-15
        2. Reauthorization of Video and Teleconferencing Hearings in Criminal Cases Under the Cares Act Second Amended S.O. 2020-15
      14. Roanoke Division Operation Under Exigent Circumstances Created by COVID-19 S.O. 2020-21
    2. Plans
      1. Western District of Virginia Re-Opening Guidelines 6/4/2020