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February 07, 2022

Supreme Court of Virginia Corrects Rule 5:37

On February 7, 2022, the Supreme Court of Virginia corrected its order pertaining to Parts One, Five, and Five A, of the Rules of the Supreme Court of Virginia, as amended and corrected by order dated April 1, 2021. Corrections are applied to Rule 5:37(c) and (d), as indicated below. 

Rule 5:37. Petition for Rehearing After Consideration by the Full Court

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(c) Requirements for Pro Se Prisoners or By Leave of Court. – Unless the rehearing is abandoned, a petition for rehearing not to exceed the longer of 10 pages or 1,750 words in length must be thereafter filed in the office of the clerk of this Court within 30 days after the date of the order of this Court deciding the case and with a copy delivered or mailed to opposing counsel within 30 days after the date of the order of this Court deciding the case

(d) Requirements for All Others. – ­Except for petitions filed by pro se prisoners, or with leave of this Court, the petition for rehearing must be filed electronically in the office of the clerk of this Court, as provided for in Rule 5:1B, within  30 days after the date of the order or opinion of this Court deciding the case. The petition must be formatted to print on a page 8 1/2 x 11 inches, must be in 14-point type or larger, must be double-spaced, and must not exceed the longer of 10 pages or 1,750 words. The petition must include a certificate of service to opposing counsel and the certificate must specify the manner of service and the date of service. The petition must also include a certificate of compliance with the word count limit.

The Court's full corrected Order may be found here.

Updated: Feb 08, 2022