Tag: #StandingOrder

Western District Continues All Trials Through May 1 Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

The Chief Judge of the Western District of Texas just issued an Order Regarding Court Operations Under the Exigent Circumstances Created by the COVID-19 Pandemic.

Of note: “All civil and criminal bench and jury trials scheduled to begin on any date from now through May 1, 2020, are continued, to a date to be reset by each presiding judge.” (See below for entire text of the Order).

It is too early to tell how that will effect the calendar in the months to come, especially given the speedy trial clock attached to criminal trials which will put them at the forefront of the schedule. We will keep you updated as things progress.

Standing Order Re COVID-19

It has issued: The Waco Division’s Standing Order Regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19) and Court Proceedings (full text of the Order below).

At this uncertain time, we should all be mindful of the Court’s desire to accommodate other counsel’s and party’s situations and remember to be courteous to each other as we all attempt to balance the importance of public health with our clients’ needs. And please wash your hands!