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November 23, 2020

Supreme Court of Virginia Amends Part 1 Rules Clarifying Usage of “Shall”

On November 23, 2020, the Supreme Court of Virginia issued an Order amending its Rules to clarify the meaning of the word "shall" which formerly appeared in the Rules. 

The clarifications do not change existing law and the Order excludes Parts 2, 3B, 3C, 3D, 6, and the Medical Malpractice Rules of Practice.

The amendments become effective March 1, 2021.

A copy of the Court's full Order may be found here.

Updated: Nov 24, 2020