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Unlawful Detainer Proceedings in Virginia: What to Expect and How to Prepare for General Return Hearings and Trials

1h 1m

Created on December 21, 2020





This course, taught by Crystal Kramer of Offit Kurman, provides step-by-step guidance on appearing before the general district court for general return and trial hearing dockets for unlawful detainer. The course provides an introduction to different kinds of tenancies, common reasons for eviction, eviction defenses, COVID-related changes, and practical guidance on maneuvering the procedural and evidentiary requirements and obtaining a successful outcome for your landlord client.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Identify and discuss the primary procedural requirements for obtaining a judgment at the General Return Hearing
  2. Assess what documents and information should be prepared for the court's review at the General Return Hearing
  3. Provide practical guidance on dealing with the court and defendants before, during, and after the court
  4. Discuss new requirements under the CARES Act, CDC Order, and Virginia law

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