2006 Code of Virginia § 8.01-4 - District courts and circuit courts may prescribe certain rules

8.01-4. District courts and circuit courts may prescribe certain rules.

The district courts and circuit courts may, from time to time, prescriberules for their respective districts and circuits. Such rules shall belimited to those rules necessary to promote proper order and decorum and theefficient and safe use of courthouse facilities and clerks' offices. No ruleof any such court shall be prescribed or enforced which is inconsistent withthis statute or any other statutory provision, or the Rules of Supreme Courtor contrary to the decided cases, or which has the effect of abridgingsubstantive rights of persons before such court. Any rule of court whichviolates the provisions of this section shall be invalid.

The courts may prescribe certain docket control procedures which shall notabridge the substantive rights of the parties nor deprive any party theopportunity to present its position as to the merits of a case solely due tothe unfamiliarity of counsel of record with any such docket controlprocedures.

(Code 1950, 8-1.3; 1970, c. 366; 1977, c. 617; 1999, c. 839; 2000, c. 803.)

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