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COURT UPDATES &

CONTACT INFORMATION

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Covid 19 Court Orders

United States District Court Eastern District of Virginiahttp://www.vaed.uscourts.gov/

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

The Supreme Court of Virginia has modified the Order declaring a Judicial
Emergency in response to COVID-19 stating that effective May 18, 2020

Chesapeake Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court

The Supreme Court of Virginia has extended the Order declaring a Judicial Emergency in response to COVID-19 through June 7, 2020

 
 

Court Contact Information

Chesapeake Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court

301 Albemarle Drive Second Floor Chesapeake, VA 23322-5501

(757) 382-8100

Chesapeake General District Court

307 Albemarle Drive Civic Center Chesapeake, VA 23322-5571

(757) 382-3100

Supreme Court of Virginia

P.O. Box 1315 100 North Ninth Street, 5th Floor Richmond, VA 23219-1315

(804) 786-2251

Chesapeake Circuit Court

301 Albemarle Drive Second Floor Chesapeake, VA 23322-5501

Clerk’s Office: (757) 382-3000 Judges’ Chambers: (757) 382-3050.

Chesapeake Circuit Court (Judges Chambers)

307 Albemarle Drive Suite 400A Chesapeake, VA 23322-5579

Clerk’s Office: (757) 382-3000 Judges’ Chambers: (757) 382-3050.

Virginia Court of Appeals

109 North Eighth Street Richmond, VA 23219-2321

(804) 371-8428

Public Defender & Commonwealth Attorney Contact Info

Chesapeake Public Defender's Office 

 

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