Pandemic-era resources for courts
At the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Conference of Chief Justices and Conference of State Court Administrators established a Rapid Response Team (RRT), staffed by NCSC, that created a roadmap to help state courts move forward. In 2021, the RRT’s Implementation Lab allowed courts from across the country to participate in a real-time national learning community. With case counts dropping in the first quarter of 2022, state courts are emerging from the pandemic facing ongoing challenges—and huge opportunities to innovate in the delivery of court services. The resources below include our most in-demand resources from the last two years, along with our newest reports and products. Older information is housed below in the “Additional Resources” section.
- Arizona Recommended Remote and In-Person Hearings in Arizona State Courts in
the Post-Pandemic World, February 2022
- Arizona Post-Pandemic Recommendations, June 2021
- California Interim Report: Remote Access to Courts, Workgroup on Post Pandemic Initiatives, August 2021
- Maryland report on Post-Covid Judicial Operations, March 2022
- Michigan Trial Courts: Lessons learned from the Pandemic of 2020-2021 Findings, Best Practices, and Recommendations, June 2021
- New York Report and Recommendations of the Future Trials Working Group, April 2021
- Ohio: The Supreme Court of Ohio Task Force on Improving Court Operations Using Remote Technology, 2021
- Texas Jury Trials During the COVID-19 Pandemic Observations and Recommendations, August 2020
NCSC collected hundreds of emergency orders from state Supreme Courts as the COVID-19 pandemic unfolded. While almost all of them have either expired or been superseded by newer orders, you can access the entire collection here.