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April 26, 2019

Supreme Court of Virginia Amends Rules

On Friday, April 26, 2019, the Supreme Court of Virginia amended four Rules of Court.

The Court amended: 

  • Rule 5:4. Motions and Responses; Orders. (Responses.)
  • Rule 5:17A. Petition for Review Pursuant to Code § 8.01-626; Injunctions. (Responsive Pleading.)
  • Rule 5A:4. Forms of Briefs and Other Papers. (Binding and Cover.)

The amendments may be found here.


The Court also amended Rule 5:7. Petitions for Writs of Habeas Corpus, Mandamus, and Prohibition. (Petition for Writ of Habeas Corpus.)

The amendment may be found here.

All amendments to the Rules become effective July 1, 2019.

Updated: Apr 26, 2019