COURT UPDATES &
News & Updates
Temperature screening implemented at the Chesapeake Courthouse.
Effective November 23, 2020, the Sheriff shall screen the temperature of each person entering the Courthouse.
Virginia Supreme Court issues guidance for remote hearings for civil cases
The Virginia Supreme Court has issued guidance for holding remote access hearings in civil cases. Please see attached document.
Effective July 20, 2020, the Circuit Court docket is opening to criminal bench trials
Effective July 20, 2020, the Circuit Court docket is opening to criminal bench trials, if a hearing request form is submitted timely, and the docket allows.
Effective July 1, 2020, Rule 3A:11 governing criminal discovery in Circuit Court has changed.
Effective July 1, 2020, the changes to Rule 3A:11 of the Rules of the Supreme Court of Virginia governing Circuit Court discovery take effect. Thank you to the Chesapeake Commonwealth's Attorney's Office for their hard work on a model order.
COVID-19 Court Orders
United States District Court Eastern District of Virginia:
Supreme Court of Virginia:
Court of Appeals of Virginia:
Accumulated COVID-19 Appellate and Local Court Information from the Virginia Judicial System Website: http://www.courts.state.va.us/news/items/covid_19.pdf
Chesapeake Circuit Court:
This Order of Operation of the Court is divided between two phases. Phase One is while all cases except those identified by the Supreme Court's order have been automatically continued (currently through June 7, 2020).
Chesapeake General District Court:
Chesapeake Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court:
Court Contact Information
Supreme Court of Virginia
P.O. Box 1315 100 North Ninth Street
5th Floor Richmond, VA 23219-1315
Chesapeake Circuit Court
301 Albemarle Drive Second Floor Chesapeake, VA 23322-5501 Clerk’s Office: (757) 382-3000 Judges’ Chambers: (757) 382-3050
Virginia Court of Appeals
109 North Eighth Street
Richmond, VA 23219-2321
Chesapeake General District Court
307 Albemarle Drive Civic Center Chesapeake, VA 23322-5571
Chesapeake Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court
301 Albemarle Drive Second Floor Chesapeake, VA 23322-5501
Public Defender & Commonwealth Attorney Contact Information
Public Defender: Kathleen Ortiz
524 Albemarle Drive Ste 1
Chesapeake, VA, 23322
Phone: (757) 382-0098
Fax: (757) 382-0096
Chesapeake Commonwealth's Attorney's Office
Commonwealth Attorney: Nancy Parr
307 Albemarle Drive, Suite 200A
Chesapeake, Virginia 23322
Phone: (757) 382-3200
Fax: (757) 382-3227