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Changes in Fairfax GDC Civil Division

Thursday, August 24, 2017   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Courtnie Norris
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The Fairfax County General District Court Civil Division held a Civil Users’ Group meeting on August 10, 2017, to review policies and procedures that have been instituted within the last year to improve efficiencies in the office and with case flow in the courtrooms.  Also at the meeting, a few suggestions from users were taken under advisement and current policy has been changed or affirmed as follows:

1.       The prior limitation that no one attorney, law firm, or party litigant shall file more than 25 new cases with the clerk’s office on any one day has been eliminated.  There is currently no maximum for the number of new cases filed with the clerk’s office on any one day.
 
2.       Any large filings arriving in the clerk’s office after 3:00PM will be reviewed, time-stamped, and receipted the next business day, which may result in a delay of service.
 
3.       The prior limitation that no more than 25 new cases shall be returnable to any given date by an attorney, law firm, or party has been adjusted.  There can be 50 cases maximum of any one type or combination returnable to any given date by an attorney, law firm, or party.  For exceptions to this 50 case maximum per court date, prior arrangements must be made by contacting Susan Madsen, Civil Division Manager.  
 
The current limitation that no more than 35 unlawful detainer new cases shall be returnable to any given date by an attorney, law firm, or party remains in effect unless prior arrangements have been made.
 
4.       Beginning Friday, September 8, 2017, attorneys will be required to complete and submit to the court the Fairfax County Unlawful Detainer Case Disposition form for all requested judgments.  This form is available on the Fairfax County website.  
 
5.       The vacate date for unlawful detainer cases remains at 3 weeks from the court date.
 
6.       Any continuances requested for cases set on the long trial special docket must be requested in court on a motion for good cause shown.

Please contact Susan Madsen with the Fairfax County General District Court Civil Division at 703-246-3012 with any questions.  
 

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