John T. Frey,
Clerk of the Court
The Case Status Team works with parties to schedule cases according to individualized timelines established by the court. The goal is to afford every litigant access to the court to resolve their dispute by trial or settlement fairly and efficiently. The court sets deadlines for preparing the case, conducting discovery, arguing motions, and holding trial. The purpose of the Case Status Team is to expedite the timely disposition of most Civil cases by setting cases on the Civil Term Day Docket. As of January 2020, ALL Civil Cases will be scheduled for the Term Day Docket. Civil Term Day is held the fourth Monday of every month. Parties or their attorneys may file and serve a Term Day Praecipe placing the case on the Term Day docket prior to the Case Status Team sending notice.
The Case Status Team is also responsible for docketing civil motions heard on Fridays that can be argued by both sides in a total of 30 minutes or less. Notices of Appeal to the Supreme Court of Virginia and the Court of Appeals of Virginia are also filed with the Case Status Team so that we can electronically transmit the record on appeal.
Attorneys can avoid the Term Day Docket and set the trial online using our Online Scheduling System (OSS) up to five business days prior to Term Day. This option is available if all parties are represented by counsel, service has been obtained, and an Answer has been filed. OSS cannot be used by Pro Se litigants. See our OSS FAQ document for more information.
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