How the Coronavirus is Affecting our Courts

We have all had to adapt to life with the coronavirus and our justice system is no different. Across the county, courts are adapting, postponing, and finding ways to operate during this crisis. 


Here are some of the changes that have taken place in our courts recently. 

Federal judges continue vital operations virtually. 

CA Chief Justice Suspended Jury Trials.

New York State Court

Only essential matters may be filed. 

CA, Santa Clara, Public Notices

Temporary Restraining Orders have been extended.

Texas State Courts

Electronic hearings are being conducted with zoom

Eastern District of New York

Naturalizations are suspended. 

District of Utah

Coronavirus Changes in Criminal Proceedings

Superior Court Of Los Angeles 

Ordered the release of county jail inmates awaiting trial.


More information can be found on our Covid-19 Court News page. SmartRules subscribers may also request updated procedures for specific jurisdictions.