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April 12, 2019

Advisory Committee on Rules of Court Seeks Comment on Word “Shall” in Rules

The Advisory Committee on the Rules of Court for the Supreme Court of Virginia is seeking public comment on revising the Rules of Court as they pertain to the use of the potentially ambiguous word “shall” in Court rules wording.

The call for comment may be found here.

The Rules of the Supreme Court of Virginia with proposed substitutions for the word “shall” may be found here.

Please send comments by July 12, 2019 to:

Steven Dalle Mura 
Director of Research, Office of the Executive Secretary 
Supreme Court of Virginia 
100 North Ninth Street
Richmond, VA 23219 
Or via email:

Updated: Apr 12, 2019