About the Court
The Fourth Circuit is one of twelve regional appellate courts within the federal judicial system. The court hears appeals from the nine federal district courts in Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia, North Carolina and South Carolina and from federal administrative agencies. The court operates under the Federal and Local Rules of Appellate Procedure
, with its work reflected through its docket and opinions. Contact the Clerk at 804-916-2700 for court information. Contact the Circuit Executive at 804-916-2184 for information about the Judicial Council, Judicial Conference, or judges.