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COVID-19 and the courts: A resource guide for judges

The Bolch Judicial Institute is compiling a list of available resources on maintaining court operations throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. As the situation is constantly developing, we will be continually updating and adding to the resources below. Please email us any additional suggestions to bolchjudicialinstitute@law.duke.edu

Court Closures, Restrictions, and General Guidance

Video and Virtual Meeting Policies and Tips 

State Court Administrative Notices and Orders

  • Pandemic related administrative orders (ncsc.org)
    Offers a sample of court administrative orders sorted by topic, including restricting or ending jury trials, restricting entrance to courts, requiring teleconferencing, suspension of in-person proceedings, alterations to domestic violence protection orders, and prisoner and defendant release orders, etc. 

International Court Responses