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Rules of the Supreme Court of Virginia

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Article VI, Section 5 of the Constitution of Virginia authorizes the Supreme Court of Virginia to make rules governing the course of appeals and the practice and procedures used in the courts of the Commonwealth.  Virginia Code § 8.01-3 also addresses the rulemaking authority of the Supreme Court of Virginia. 

Rules of the Supreme Court of Virginia
These are the Rules of the Supreme Court of Virginia as currently effective. Amended Rules are posted when they become effective.

Amendments
Orders of the Supreme Court of Virginia amending the Rules of the Supreme Court of Virginia.

Amendments Arranged by Rule, with Amendments Tracked
Unofficial versions of Rules recently amended, showing additions and deletions. Additions to a Rule are shown in red and underlined; deletions are noted in blue and struck through.

Proposed Amendments to the Rules from the Supreme Court of Virginia

Prior Requests for Comments on Draft Revisions to Rules of Court

Medical Malpractice Rules of Practice
These Rules are promulgated pursuant to Virginia Code section 8.01-581.11 to govern all formal proceedings with respect to any duly constituted Medical Malpractice Review Panel.