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 courts to resolve their dispute by trial or settlement fairly and efficiently. The court sets deadlines for preparing the case, conducting discovery, arguing motions, scheduling settlement conferences and holding trial. The purpose of the Case Status Team is to expedite the timely disposition of most Civil cases by conducting scheduling conferences to set a trial within a certain time frame and to prevent a civil case backlog. Parties with civil cases that are not on the Scheduling Conference track (ex. Injunctions, Information/Seizures, Juvenile Appeals, etc.) should file and serve a Term Day Praecipe placing the case on the Term Day docket to set a trial date.
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.
Approximately 90 days after filing and at least one month prior to a Scheduling Conference, parties will receive a notice from the court with their Scheduling Conference date. Parties set their trial date at the Scheduling Conference. Notices are sent to the attorney of record and to any party involved and Scheduling Conferences are held every Tuesday and Thursday beginning at 8:30 a.m.
Attorneys can avoid the Scheduling Conference and set the trial online using our Online Scheduling System (OSS) up to five business days prior to the Scheduling Conference. This option is available if all parties are represented by counsel, service has been obtained, an Answer has been filed and there are no pending motions. OSS cannot be used by Pro Se litigants.
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