In an order dated April 28, 2020, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court loosened the restrictions imposed on the Pennsylvania state court and legal system due to the COVID-19 public health emergency. While the order extends the judicial emergency declared on March 16, 2020, through June 1, 2020, the order generally directs courts to reopen to conduct all court business beginning on May 4, 2020, subject to several safety constraints and considerations.
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By Tyson Hafen
From March 13, 2020 through March 30, 2020, Nevada’s Eighth Judicial District Court (Clark County) and the U.S. District Court of Nevada have issued 16 emergency administrative orders in response to, and in order to combat the spread of, COVID-19. The stated purpose of the orders is to continue legal proceedings to the degree possible while balancing the health and safety of attorneys, litigants, court staff, and the public.
These emergency orders follow Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak’s March 12, 2020 declaration of a state of emergency in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Continue reading Nevada Courts Issue Emergency Orders to Combat the Spread of COVID-19
By Emily Kowey Roth
As of March 23, 2020 at 3 p.m., access to the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas Civil and Orphans’ Court E-filing System has been restored. All writs of summons received through the E-filing System will be considered docketed when acknowledgement of receipt is sent by email. However, Orphans’ Court and Civil emergency petitions must still be filed over-the-counter in person as specified in Emergency Administrative Order No. 10 of March 17, 2020 (“Order No. 10”). Continue reading Critical Updates on the Status and Operations of the Philadelphia Courts Amid the Covid-19 Crisis