Supreme Court Issues 55th Emergency Order

Yesterday, the Supreme Court issued the 55th Emergency Order. The order goes into effect September 1, 2022 and expires November 1, 2022, unless extended by the Court. Of note, municipal courts may continue to use reasonable efforts to conduct proceedings remotely, but courts may not require a lawyer, party, or juror to appear remotely forContinue reading “Supreme Court Issues 55th Emergency Order”

Texas Supreme Court Issues 51st Emergency Order

Yesterday (May 25, 2022), The Supreme Court of Texas issued the 51st Emergency Order Regarding the COVID-19 State of Disaster. The 51st Order renews the 49th Order with some amendments. Of note, all courts in Texas may, without a participant’s consent allow or require anyone involved in any hearing or other proceeding of any kindContinue reading “Texas Supreme Court Issues 51st Emergency Order”

Abbott Issues Executive Order GA-36, OCA Responds

On May 18, 2021, Governor Abbott issued Executive Order No. GA-36 relating to the prohibition of governmental entities and officials from mandating face coverings or restricting activities in response to the COVID-19 disaster. This new order raised questions about how this prohibition impacted courts. Once again, the Office of Court Administration quickly sent out COVIDContinue reading “Abbott Issues Executive Order GA-36, OCA Responds”