[Posted April 30, 2010] I had begun to wonder when, if ever I would be able to post this: The Supreme Court this morning approved significant changes to Virginia’s appellate rules, implementing the recommendations of the Appellate Rules Advisory Committee. The Lemons Commission, as it was generally known, issued its report in late June 2008, and after several long pauses, the court has finally adopted many of the recommendations in the report.

I’ll post a link to the order implementing the rule changes as soon as it hits the court’s website. By statute, the new rules won’t take effect for sixty days.

The effect of the new rules will in many ways streamline appellate practice, and will harmonize several differences between the practice in the two appellate courts.

This is a good day, dear readers.

Update: The new rules are now up on the court’s web site; you can see them by clicking here.