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COVID-19 Resources

In re: Asbestos Litigation – Cook County, Illinois Supplemental Case Management Order re COVID-19 Emergency Measures (Issued March 16, 2020)

Provides for all depositions of “high or higher risk” parties or witnesses to be conducted remotely; waives physical oath-taking and stenographer in-person presence requirements of Illinois rules; but extends all case management deadlines by 60 days. Cook County Illinois Supplemental Case Management Order re COVID-19…

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Western District of Washington Order 02-20 Closing Seattle and Tacoma Courthouses (March 17, 2020)

Orders that all criminal initial appearances and detention hearings will be conducted via video or telephone conference with the defendant’s permission, unless directed otherwise by the Court. All criminal and civil hearings and trial dates in Seattle and Tacoma courthouses scheduled to occur before June…

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Western District of Washington Order 07-20 Extending the Modified Court Operations under COVID (April 13, 2020)

Extends Western District of Washington General Orders 02-20 and 03-20 another 30 days. All grand jury proceedings, as well as civil and criminal in-person hearings and trial dates in Seattle and Tacoma courthouses scheduled to occur before July 1, 2020 are continued pending further order…

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U.S. Courts for the District of Montana Administrative Order 20-18 Re: Public Access and Court Operations (Issued April 10, 2020)

Extends prior orders, keeping federal courthouses closed through May 29. All jury trials and related pretrial conferences through May 29 are vacated and will be reset. All other pending deadlines remain in place. Judges may continue to hold non-jury proceedings on a case-by-case basis. Use…

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Supreme Court of Wisconsin Order on Remote Hearings during COVID-19 Pandemic (issued March 22, 2020)

With some exceptions, requires all judges, court commissioners and court clerks to use available technologies including e-mail, teleconferencing, and video conferencing in lieu of in-person courtroom appearances; suspends all court rules that would impede such practice. Supreme Court of Wisconsin Order on Remote Hearings during…

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Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia Judicial Emergency Order, Amended Re Remote Proceedings and Public Access (Issued April 22, 2020)

Orders that all in-person proceedings and deadlines between March 23 and May 15 be stayed through May 18, including jury trials. Stays deadlines in court rules, scheduling orders, and administrative rules through May 18, and extends statutes of limitations set to expire between March 23…

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Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia Temporary Order Re Civil Litigation and Remote Depositions (Issued April 24, 2020)

Among other things, makes provisions for written discovery to be conducted; Permits depositions to be taken remotely and clarifies W.Va. R. Civ. P. 28 and 29 to expressly permit remote attendance by court reporters. Suspends requirement that stipulation or court order are required for remote…

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