Chief Justice Beasley Issues New Order and Emergency Directives Expanding North Carolina Court Operations
The orders extend filing deadlines, postpone jury trials, and require in-person court operations to take place with some restrictions.
WATCH LIVE: Chief Justice Beasley to hold press conference about court operations Thursday at 10:00 a.m.
A virtual press conference will be held on Thursday, May 21, to announce new directives affecting statewide court operations.
North Carolina’s court system continues to work on plans for phasing back to full operations.
The order extends the effect of previously issued emergency directives until May 30, 2020.
The task force will recommend emergency directives and policy changes related to the COVID-19 health emergency.
Chief Justice Beasley issued an emergency directive ordering magistrates to continue performing marriage ceremonies statewide.
The order states that documents due to be filed from March 16 to June 1 will be deemed timely filed if received on June 1, 2020.
Clerk Roeder is one of only nine clerks of the Supreme Court to have her portrait painted and displayed in the Supreme Court building.
Chief Justice Beasley's order contains seven directives including the postponement of court proceedings until June 1, 2020.