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June 23, 2020

Supreme Court of Virginia Extends Judicial Emergency Through July 19, 2020

On June 22, 2020, the Supreme Court of Virginia issued its Sixth Judicial Emergency Order in response to COVID-19, to be in effect until July 19, 2020.

The new Order permits courts to begin hearing all unlawful detainer actions and issuing writs of eviction on June 29, 2020, establishes a Jury Task Force to address the eventual reinstatement of jury trials in the Commonwealth, and directs all chief circuit court judges to develop "a plan for their circuit that describes how and when they will be able to safely conduct jury trials."

The Court's full Order may be found here.

Updated: Jun 23, 2020