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News & Announcements: January, 2020

Check this page, or the News and Announcements box on the homepage, for the latest official news and announcements released by the court. You can also access archived news and announcements from this page.

Wed, 12/16/2020
Public Notice of Proposed Local Rule Changes            Changes to several of the Local Civil Patent Rules have been proposed by the Local Patent Rules Committee. A summary of the changes and a marked-up version of the rules can be accessed below...
Wed, 12/02/2020
On December 1, 2020, certain fees charged by the District Court were increased.  A copy of the schedule, which shows the fees that will increase and by how much, is attached at the following link: Fee Increases Effective...
Tue, 11/17/2020
Please review the current job vacancy for a Administrative Support Clerk.  Priority consideration gvien to applications received by November 27, 2020.  The United States District and Bankruptcy Courts are Equal Opportunity Employers.
Thu, 09/10/2020
Please follow this link to access information about a panel dicussion about Pro Bono legal services.
Mon, 08/10/2020
Changes to Local Civil Rules 5.4, 5.5, 16.1(b), 16.2, 16.3, 26.2, 40.1(d) and 56.1(b) have been proposed. A summary of the changes and a marked-up version of the rules can be accessed below. Written comments on these proposed amendments can be...
Thu, 07/30/2020
The Court approved amendments to Local Civil Rules 5.3(c)(1), 54.2, 79.4(c), 83.1(d), and 83.9c(b), which will be effective August 1, 2020. Please go the Court's Local Rules and Orders page for further...
Thu, 07/30/2020
Effective August 1, 2020, the Court will begin using a Bench and Bar Fund for purposes that benefit the members of the bench and the bar in the administration of justice. To support this Fund,...
Fri, 07/17/2020
Effectively immediately, we are pleased to announce that this court is now accepting on-line payments for criminal debt such as special assessments, fines, and criminal restitution. Payments are made through the U.S. Treasury via Pay.gov using a...
Tue, 06/02/2020
Changes to Local Civil Rules 5.3, 54.2, 79.4, 83.1 and 83.9 have been proposed. A summary of the changes and a marked-up version of the rules can be accessed below. Written comments on these proposed amendments can be submitted via e-mail to ...
Wed, 04/01/2020
2020 marks the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment to the United States Constitution, extending the right to vote to women and expanding on the principle of equality.   The Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals is inviting high...

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