Visiting the Court

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United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
Lewis F. Powell, Jr. United States Courthouse & Annex
1000 - 1100 E. Main Street
Richmond, Virginia 23219

  • Entrances & Hours -- Oral Argument

Courthouse Main Street Entrance: 7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. on oral argument days. Closed at other times.  Wheelchair access. Contact the Chief Deputy Clerk (804-916-2700) for access assistance related to hearing impairments or other disabilities.

Courthouse Bank Street Entrance: 7:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. on oral argument days. Closed at other times. No wheelchair access.

Attorney Registration (Courthouse Room 222): Opens 60 minutes before court starts.  Registration must be completed 30 minutes before court starts.

Entrance & Hours -- Clerk's Office

Annex Main Street Entrance: 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Wheelchair access.  On oral argument days, 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Security Screening

Allow additional time for security screening. Photo identification is required. Electronic devices are prohibited except as permitted for attorneys and their staff by the Electronic Device Policy. Storage cabinets are available at the entrances for storage of cell phones at the owner's risk; lockers are not available. Firearms, pocket knives, scissors, letter openers, screw drivers, mace, pepper spray, and other potential weapons are prohibited; food and beverages are also prohibited. Umbrellas must be left at entrance.

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