The Fastest Federal Trial Courts: A Look At Virginia, Florida

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By Robert Tata (May 13, 2022, 12:32 PM EDT) — For 11 straight years through 2018, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, known as the rocket docket, had been the nation’s fastest civil trial court of the 94 U.S. district courts.

But, for the third year in a row, the Eastern District of Virginia — with courthouses in Alexandria, Richmond, Newport News and Norfolk — has been nudged down to second, finishing this year slightly behind the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Florida.

So, the EDVA remains very, very fast — just not the fastest in the past three years. This is our 10th year…

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