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December 08, 2021

Supreme Court of Virginia to Resume In-Person Oral Argument

After a period in which the Supreme Court of Virginia issued 31 Judicial Emergency Orders due to the COVID-19 pandemic, extending from March 16, 2020, through December 15, 2021, the Court announced today that it will resume in-person oral argument effective January 1, 2022.

The Court first moved oral argument to telephone due to the pandemic for its April 14-17, 2020, session. Since then, the Court has handled its docket remotely.

Protocols governing entering the building, masking and social distancing, limited attendance by counsel, and other measures are noted in the announcement as a means of returning to in-person oral argument safely.

The Court’s full statement, dated December 8, 2021, may be found here.

Updated: Dec 08, 2021