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Coronavirus and the courts

Courts around the country are responding to the coronavirus in numerous ways, working to balance public health and safety with access and openness. NCSC is compiling resources, news, court orders, and more and updating this page on a daily basis.

NCSC in the news

West Virginia Supreme Court Issues Protocol on Coronavirus

This plan was carefully crafted based on guidance received from federal and state health officials, information obtained from the National Center for State Courts, and examples found in other jurisdictions. Read the full story from WVVA.

ABA Assembles Task Force On COVID-19 Legal Needs

The group is slated to include experts on disaster response, health law, insurance, and the legal needs of families, according to the ABA announcement. Representatives from the National Center for State Courts, the National Association of Bar Executives and the National Conference of Bar Presidents will participate. Read the full story from Law 360.


News releases

NYC Criminal Court chief clerk to receive 2019 Warren E. Burger Award

Justin Barry, chief clerk of New York City Criminal Court, is the recipient of the National Center for State Court’s 2019 Warren E. Burger Award for Excellence in Court Administration, which recognizes a court leader, other than a sitting judge, whose work has significantly contributed to improving the administration of the state courts. Read the full press release.

Former judicial educator inducted into Warren E. Burger Society

Daniel H. Straub, who for more than 40 years taught courses on judicial administration before he died on April 17, is being posthumously inducted into the National Center for State Courts’ Warren E. Burger Society. Read the full press release.