On Friday, March 12, the Eighth Judicial District Court issued Administrative Order 21-03, which provides a comprehensive list of court procedures put in place in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. This order supersedes previous court orders related to the pandemic, and portions of previous orders that remain in effect are included in order 21-03. Unless otherwise noted, the procedures in the order are effective immediately.
The order addresses numerous topics, including:
- Safety precautions
- Appearances by alternative means
- Settlement Conferences
- And much more
The order includes a list of email addresses for emailing document submissions to all court departments and offices.
In addition, the order notes that the Eighth Judicial District Court Clerk’s Office, including the Civil/Criminal Clerk’s Office and the Family Clerk’s Office, have begun offering in-person services for limited hours during the week. The offices are open Monday through Thursday, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., and Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Litigants are encouraged to file electronically when at all possible.
For more information, see Administrative Order 21-03.