SCOG Issues Tenth Order Extending Statewide Judicial Emergency

Today Chief Justice Harold D. Melton signed the 10th order extending the Statewide Judicial Emergency. The order is essentially the same as the amended order he signed on Dec. 23, 2020, which prohibited jury trials that were not already in progress.

As with previous orders, today’s urges all courts “to use technology, when practicable and lawful, to conduct remote judicial proceedings as a safer alternative to in-person proceedings.” And it reminds courts that any in-person proceedings “must be conducted in full compliance with public health guidance and the other requirements set forth in this order and in light of local conditions.”

Read the order, including the appendix, in its entirety here.

Source: State Bar of Georgia