State of the Courts During the COVID-19 Pandemic


The coronavirus epidemic has disrupted courts across America. To slow the spread of the virus, courts have had to adapt their processes to new social distancing measures by transitioning to e-filing and teleconferencing, deferring non-emergency civil matters, or suspending jury trials. While many courts have reduced their services to protect the health of the public, attorneys, judges and other court personnel, the courts remain committed to stay open so that they can provide essential court services, such as hearing civil protection and restraining orders and certain criminal matters.

To learn more about how the coronavirus has affected the courts, read Coronavirus and the Courts: Technology, Public Health, and Access to Justice by Sarah Andropoulos on our Legal Marketing & Technology Blog

Most state courts have a special COVID-19 webpage where they have aggregated all their news and court orders. Since the situation is rapidly changing, be sure to check their websites for the latest updates.

State Court COVID-19 Information Webpages