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COVID-19 Court Closures & Guidance

March 26, 2020

COVID-19 has forced the closure of many businesses throughout the country, and the courthouses where DGS clients frequently litigate are subject to these same pressures. The limitations and closures of courts in Colorado and elsewhere vary widely from state to state and even within each state. DGS attorneys continue to monitor these closures and limitations. Please contact David Holman if you would like DGS to monitor additional states or courts.

Colorado

Federal Courts in Colorado

  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit
  • District of Colorado
    • General Order 2020-3
      Until May 1, 2020 only persons with official court business may enter the courthouses and U.S. Probation Offices of the U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado. The Clerk’s Office and Probation Offices are closed to public entry. All civil and criminal trials scheduled to commence through May 1 are continued. All grand jury proceedings are suspended through May 1.
    • General Order 2020-2
      All civil, criminal petit, and grand jury selections and jury trials scheduled to commence March 13 through April 3 are continued pending further order of the assigned judge.
    • General Order 2020-1
      Certain visitors, including persons who recently traveled abroad or have been exposed to COVID-19, are prevented from entering courthouses or courtrooms.

State Courts in Colorado

  • Colorado Supreme Court
    • Important Announcements Page
    • Order Regarding COVID-19, Order Extension
      All jury calls (with the exception of jury calls for criminal trials facing imminent speedy trial deadlines) are suspended through April 3, 2020. Individual judicial districts retain discretion to determine whether operations or matters are necessary to prevent a substantial risk of imminent financial hardship or imminent risk to the health, safety, or welfare of any individual or the community at large.
  • Colorado Court of Appeals
    • Order
      All oral arguments scheduled for March 2020 and April 2020 have been vacated.

Montana

Montana State Courts

Nevada

Nevada State Courts

New Mexico

New Mexico State Courts

North Dakota

North Dakota State Courts

Ohio

Ohio State Courts

Oklahoma

Oklahoma State Courts

Texas

Texas State Courts

Wyoming

Wyoming State Courts

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