Pandemic resources for courts

This page houses a wide variety of resources created by NCSC and the CCJ-COSCA Rapid Response Team (RRT) to help state courts deal with challenges presented by the pandemic. Use the filtering options to narrow your search by resource type, or by subject area.

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Managing Children, Families and Elders’ Cases in the Time of COVID

  • Children, Families, and Elders
  • Fact sheet
  • Children and family law
  • Case management

Child Protection in Time of Crisis

  • Children, Families, and Elders
  • Fact sheet
  • Children and family law
  • Case management

Juvenile Justice in Time of Crisis

  • Children, Families, and Elders
  • Fact sheet
  • Children and family law
  • Case management

Guardianship & Conservatorship in Time of Crisis

  • Children, Families, and Elders
  • Fact sheet
  • Children and family law
  • Case management

Domestic Relations & Domestic Violence in Time of Crisis

  • Children, Families, and Elders
  • Fact sheet
  • Children and family law
  • Case management

Planning to Conduct Jury Trials in Existing Courtrooms

  • Considerations
  • Guidance
  • Facilities
  • Jurors and juror selection
  • Jury trials

Garnishment and Asset Seizure During COVID-19

  • Civil
  • Guidance

Rhode Island Business Recovery Plan: A Reference Guide

  • Civil
  • Guidance

Permanency and Adoption in Time of Crisis

  • Children, Families, and Elders
  • Fact sheet
  • Case management

Digital Divide Considerations

  • Children, Families, and Elders
  • Civil
  • Communications & Funding
  • Criminal
  • Technology
  • Considerations
  • Digital divide
  • Language access and interpreters
  • Live streaming
  • ODR
  • SRLs
  • Vulnerable populations
  • Case management
  • Debt collection

Tiny Chat: Navigators

  • Children, Families, and Elders
  • Civil
  • Technology
  • Tiny Chat/Short Video
  • Children and family law
  • Evictions and foreclosures
  • Guardianship
  • High volume dockets
  • Traffic
  • Digital divide
  • Remote/virtual Hearings
  • SRLs
  • Debt collection

Appellate Courts Staffing & Functional Adaptations to the Pandemic

  • Appellate
  • Checklist
  • Appellate process and procedure

Tiny Chat: Goodnight Status Quo

  • Technology
  • Tiny Chat/Short Video
  • Children and family law
  • Evictions and foreclosures
  • Guardianship
  • High volume dockets
  • Traffic
  • Digital divide
  • Live streaming
  • ODR
  • Remote/virtual Hearings
  • SRLs
  • Vulnerable populations
  • Debt collection
  • Human resources
  • Tech tools

Tiny Chat: Unbanked

  • Technology
  • Tiny Chat/Short Video
  • High volume dockets
  • Traffic
  • Digital divide
  • SRLs
  • Debt collection

TIny Chat: Online Dispute Resolution

  • Technology
  • Tiny Chat/Short Video
  • Evictions and foreclosures
  • High volume dockets
  • Traffic
  • ODR
  • SRLs
  • Case management
  • Debt collection

Tiny Chat: Procedural Fairness

  • Children, Families, and Elders
  • Civil
  • Criminal
  • Technology
  • Tiny Chat/Short Video
  • Children and family law
  • Evictions and foreclosures
  • Guardianship
  • High volume dockets
  • Traffic
  • Digital divide
  • Live streaming
  • Remote/virtual Hearings
  • SRLs
  • Vulnerable populations
  • Case management
  • Debt collection

Early Communications Lessons Learned

  • Communications & Funding
  • Checklist
  • Considerations
  • Facilities
  • Live streaming

Jury Service Expectations in a (Post) Pandemic World

  • Communications & Funding
  • Considerations
  • Survey
  • Jurors and juror selection
  • Jury trials

How to Conduct a Fair and Just Remote Hearing

  • Civil
  • Fact sheet

Tiny Chat: Postal Service Considerations

  • Technology
  • Tiny Chat/Short Video
  • Evictions and foreclosures
  • High volume dockets
  • Digital divide
  • Pretrial
  • SRLs
  • Vulnerable populations
  • Case management
  • Debt collection

Tiny Chat: Postal Service Considerations

  • Civil
  • Criminal
  • Technology
  • Tiny Chat/Short Video
  • Children and family law
  • Evictions and foreclosures
  • Guardianship
  • High volume dockets
  • Digital divide
  • Jurors and juror selection
  • Remote/virtual Hearings
  • SRLs
  • Vulnerable populations
  • Case management
  • Debt collection
  • Tech tools

Remote Hearing Bench Guide

  • Civil
  • Bench card
  • Remote/virtual Hearings
  • Case management

Tiny Chat: Digital Divide: Practical Solutions

  • Technology
  • Tiny Chat/Short Video
  • Remote/virtual Hearings
  • SRLs
  • Vulnerable populations
  • Tech tools

Supporting Vulnerable Populations: Civil Interventions and Diversion for Those with Mental Illness

  • Civil
  • Criminal
  • Fact sheet

Domestic Relations: Addressing Backlog and New Filings

  • Children, Families, and Elders
  • Fact sheet
  • Case management

Children, Family and Elders Overview: Addressing Backlog and New Filings

  • Children, Families, and Elders
  • Fact sheet
  • Case management

Guardianships and Conservatorships: Addressing Backlog and New Filings

  • Children, Families, and Elders
  • Fact sheet
  • Case management

Child Welfare: Addressing Backlog and New Filings

  • Children, Families, and Elders
  • Fact sheet
  • Case management

Delinquency: Addressing Backlog and New Filings

  • Children, Families, and Elders
  • Fact sheet
  • Case management

Tiny Chat: Empathy

  • Children, Families, and Elders
  • Civil
  • Criminal
  • Technology
  • Tiny Chat/Short Video
  • Children and family law
  • Evictions and foreclosures
  • Guardianship
  • High volume dockets
  • Traffic
  • Digital divide
  • Live streaming
  • Remote/virtual Hearings
  • SRLs
  • Vulnerable populations
  • Debt collection

Tiny Chat: Human Side of Poverty

  • Children, Families, and Elders
  • Civil
  • Tiny Chat/Short Video
  • Children and family law
  • Evictions and foreclosures
  • Guardianship
  • High volume dockets
  • Traffic
  • SRLs
  • Vulnerable populations
  • Debt collection

Tiny Chat: Poverty

  • Children, Families, and Elders
  • Civil
  • Tiny Chat/Short Video
  • Children and family law
  • Evictions and foreclosures
  • Guardianship
  • High volume dockets
  • Traffic
  • SRLs
  • Vulnerable populations
  • Debt collection

Tiny Chat: NODS

  • Children, Families, and Elders
  • Civil
  • Tiny Chat/Short Video
  • Children and family law
  • Evictions and foreclosures
  • Guardianship
  • High volume dockets
  • Traffic
  • Remote/virtual Hearings
  • SRLs
  • Vulnerable populations
  • Debt collection

Post-Pandemic Planning - Technology Resource Guide

  • Technology
  • Case study
  • Considerations
  • Language access and interpreters
  • Live streaming
  • ODR
  • Personal protective equipment (PPE)
  • Remote/virtual Hearings
  • SRLs
  • Budget
  • Case management
  • Tech tools

Tiny Chat: Legal Services Corporation

  • Children, Families, and Elders
  • Civil
  • Tiny Chat/Short Video
  • Children and family law
  • Evictions and foreclosures
  • Guardianship
  • High volume dockets
  • Traffic
  • Remote/virtual Hearings
  • SRLs
  • Vulnerable populations
  • Debt collection

COVID-19 Commercial Contract Litigation Webinar

  • Civil
  • Webinar
  • Case management
  • Tech tools

Essential Steps to Tackle Backlog and Prepare for a Surge in New Cases Webinar

  • Children, Families, and Elders
  • Civil
  • Webinar
  • Case management
  • Tech tools

Guiding Principles for Post-Pandemic Court Technology

  • Children, Families, and Elders
  • Civil
  • Criminal
  • Technology
  • Considerations
  • Language access and interpreters
  • Live streaming
  • ODR
  • Remote/virtual Hearings
  • SRLs
  • Budget
  • Cybersecurity
  • Case management
  • Tech tools

Providing Court-Connected Behavioral Health Services During the Pandemic: Remote Technology Solutions

  • Criminal
  • Technology
  • Fact sheet
  • Vulnerable populations

Twelve Essential Steps to Tackle Backlog and Prepare for a Surge in New Civil Cases

  • Civil
  • Considerations
  • Remote/virtual Hearings
  • SRLs
  • Case management

Tiny Chat: Self-Help Centers

  • Appellate
  • Children, Families, and Elders
  • Civil
  • Criminal
  • Technology
  • Tiny Chat/Short Video
  • Children and family law
  • Evictions and foreclosures
  • Guardianship
  • High volume dockets
  • Digital divide
  • Facilities
  • Remote/virtual Hearings
  • SRLs
  • Vulnerable populations
  • Debt collection
  • Tech tools

COVID-19 - Insurance Coverage Litigation Webinar

  • Civil
  • Webinar
  • Case management
  • Tech tools

Remote Appellate Oral Argument A Checklist for Judges & Justices

  • Appellate
  • Checklist
  • Appellate process and procedure
  • Remote/virtual Hearings

Tiny Chat: SRL

  • Appellate
  • Children, Families, and Elders
  • Civil
  • Criminal
  • Technology
  • Tiny Chat/Short Video
  • Appellate process and procedure
  • Children and family law
  • Evictions and foreclosures
  • Guardianship
  • High volume dockets
  • Traffic
  • Digital divide
  • Remote/virtual Hearings
  • SRLs
  • Vulnerable populations
  • Case management
  • Debt collection
  • Tech tools

“Back to the Future”: Video Remote Interpreting and Other Language Access Solutions in the Time of COVID Webinar

  • Criminal
  • Webinar
  • Language access and interpreters
  • Tech tools

Video Remote Interpretation Solutions and Resources for Courts

  • Criminal
  • Considerations
  • Fact sheet
  • Language access and interpreters

Tiny Chat: Traffic

  • Criminal
  • Technology
  • Tiny Chat/Short Video
  • High volume dockets
  • Traffic
  • Digital divide
  • Remote/virtual Hearings
  • SRLs
  • Vulnerable populations
  • Case management
  • Tech tools

State of the State Courts in a (Post) Pandemic World Presentation

  • Civil
  • Communications & Funding
  • Technology
  • PowerPoint slides
  • Survey
  • Courthouse access/screening
  • Jurors and juror selection
  • Jury trials
  • Personal protective equipment (PPE)
  • Remote/virtual Hearings

Tiny Chat: Evictions

  • Civil
  • Technology
  • Tiny Chat/Short Video
  • Evictions and foreclosures
  • High volume dockets
  • Digital divide
  • Remote/virtual Hearings
  • SRLs
  • Vulnerable populations
  • Case management
  • Tech tools

Addressing Court Workplace Mental Health and Well-Being in Tense Times Webinar

  • Webinar
  • Vulnerable populations
  • Human resources

Tiny Chat: Debt Collection Cases

  • Civil
  • Technology
  • Tiny Chat/Short Video
  • High volume dockets
  • Digital divide
  • Remote/virtual Hearings
  • SRLs
  • Vulnerable populations
  • Case management
  • Debt collection
  • Tech tools

Tiny Chat: Child Support

  • Children, Families, and Elders
  • Technology
  • Tiny Chat/Short Video
  • Children and family law
  • Guardianship
  • Digital divide
  • Remote/virtual Hearings
  • SRLs
  • Vulnerable populations
  • Case management
  • Tech tools

Court Staff Expectations About Pandemics

  • Case study
  • Considerations
  • Legal backgrounder
  • Human resources

Tiny Chat: High Volume Dockets

  • Children, Families, and Elders
  • Civil
  • Criminal
  • Technology
  • Tiny Chat/Short Video
  • Children and family law
  • Evictions and foreclosures
  • Guardianship
  • High volume dockets
  • Traffic
  • Digital divide
  • Language access and interpreters
  • Remote/virtual Hearings
  • SRLs
  • Vulnerable populations
  • Case management
  • Debt collection
  • Tech tools

Jury Service and Accessing Court Services Remotely in a (Post) Pandemic America: Results From a New National Public Opinion Poll Webinar

  • Civil
  • Communications & Funding
  • Technology
  • Webinar
  • Jurors and juror selection
  • Jury trials
  • Remote/virtual Hearings
  • Tech tools

“Dos” and “Do Nots” for State Courts Facing Budget Challenges

  • Communications & Funding
  • Talking points
  • Budget

Remote Hearings and Access to Justice

  • Children, Families, and Elders
  • Civil
  • Technology
  • Considerations
  • Legal backgrounder
  • Evictions and foreclosures
  • Courthouse access/screening
  • Language access and interpreters
  • Remote/virtual Hearings
  • SRLs
  • Tech tools

Background and Legal Standards on Public Right to Access to Remote Hearings

  • Civil
  • Technology
  • Considerations
  • Legal backgrounder
  • Children and family law

Virtual Courtroom Standards and Guidelines

  • Children, Families, and Elders
  • Civil
  • Criminal
  • Technology
  • Bench card
  • Checklist
  • Considerations
  • Live streaming
  • Remote/virtual Hearings
  • SRLs
  • Case management

Considerations for High-Volume Dockets During the Pandemic

  • Children, Families, and Elders
  • Civil
  • Criminal
  • Technology
  • Considerations
  • Children and family law
  • Evictions and foreclosures
  • High volume dockets
  • Traffic
  • ODR
  • Pretrial
  • Remote/virtual Hearings
  • SRLs
  • Case management
  • Tech tools

Livestream Public Access Benchcard

  • Children, Families, and Elders
  • Civil
  • Criminal
  • Technology
  • Bench card
  • Live streaming
  • Pretrial
  • Remote/virtual Hearings
  • SRLs
  • Case management
  • Tech tools

SRL One Page Remote Hearings Sample Instructions

  • Children, Families, and Elders
  • Civil
  • Technology
  • Considerations
  • Legal backgrounder
  • Evictions and foreclosures
  • Courthouse access/screening
  • Language access and interpreters
  • Remote/virtual Hearings
  • SRLs
  • Tech tools

Tiny Chat: Mailbag: Language Access

  • Children, Families, and Elders
  • Civil
  • Criminal
  • Technology
  • Tiny Chat/Short Video
  • Language access and interpreters
  • Remote/virtual Hearings
  • Vulnerable populations

Handling High Volume Dockets: Spotlight on Eviction Cases Webinar

  • Civil
  • Technology
  • Webinar
  • Evictions and foreclosures
  • ODR
  • Remote/virtual Hearings
  • Tech tools

Technology Options for Jury Trials and Grand Jury Proceedings

  • Children, Families, and Elders
  • Civil
  • Criminal
  • Technology
  • Considerations
  • Fact sheet
  • Sample notice/order
  • Jurors and juror selection
  • Jury trials
  • Remote/virtual Hearings
  • Case management
  • Tech tools

Tiny Chat: Upstream

  • Children, Families, and Elders
  • Civil
  • Criminal
  • Tiny Chat/Short Video
  • Children and family law
  • Evictions and foreclosures
  • Guardianship
  • High volume dockets
  • SRLs
  • Vulnerable populations
  • Debt collection

Considerations for Reopening Courthouses

  • Considerations
  • Courthouse access/screening
  • Facilities
  • Personal protective equipment (PPE)

Reestablishing Jury Pools in the COVID-19 Era Webinar

  • Civil
  • Technology
  • Webinar
  • Jurors and juror selection
  • Live streaming
  • Remote/virtual Hearings
  • Tech tools

Reopening Strategies and Costs Webinar

  • Communications & Funding
  • Webinar
  • Budget

Tiny Chat: Mailbag Stakeholders

  • Children, Families, and Elders
  • Civil
  • Tiny Chat/Short Video
  • Children and family law
  • Evictions and foreclosures
  • Guardianship
  • High volume dockets
  • SRLs
  • Vulnerable populations
  • Case management
  • Tech tools

Court Interpreter Exam Administration Considerations

  • Considerations
  • Language access and interpreters

Recommendations In Person Court Interpretation

  • Considerations
  • Courthouse access/screening
  • Facilities
  • Language access and interpreters

How State Courts are Using Innovative Technologies and Responsible Health and Safety Practices to Resume Jury Trials Webinar

  • Civil
  • Technology
  • Webinar
  • Jurors and juror selection
  • Jury trials
  • Live streaming
  • Remote/virtual Hearings
  • Tech tools

Tiny Chat: Civil Filing Fee Waiver

  • Civil
  • Technology
  • Tiny Chat/Short Video
  • High volume dockets
  • Digital divide
  • Remote/virtual Hearings
  • SRLs
  • Vulnerable populations
  • Case management
  • Tech tools

Expanding Court Operations #2 Webinar

  • Webinar
  • Courthouse access/screening
  • Facilities
  • Personal protective equipment (PPE)
  • Remote/virtual Hearings
  • Case management
  • Human resources

Considerations in Resuming Court Operations

  • Considerations
  • Courthouse access/screening
  • Facilities
  • Personal protective equipment (PPE)

Tiny Chat: SRL E-Filing

  • Technology
  • Tiny Chat/Short Video
  • High volume dockets
  • Digital divide
  • Remote/virtual Hearings
  • SRLs
  • Vulnerable populations
  • Case management
  • Tech tools

Tiny Chat: Signatures and Notaries and Service

  • Children, Families, and Elders
  • Civil
  • Technology
  • Tiny Chat/Short Video
  • Children and family law
  • Evictions and foreclosures
  • Guardianship
  • High volume dockets
  • Traffic
  • Digital divide
  • Pretrial
  • Remote/virtual Hearings
  • SRLs
  • Vulnerable populations
  • Case management
  • Debt collection
  • Tech tools

Developing Plans for Expanding In-Person Court Operations Webinar

  • Webinar
  • Courthouse access/screening
  • Facilities
  • Personal protective equipment (PPE)
  • Remote/virtual Hearings
  • Case management
  • Human resources

Tiny Chat: Digital Divide

  • Technology
  • Tiny Chat/Short Video
  • Evictions and foreclosures
  • Guardianship
  • High volume dockets
  • Traffic
  • Digital divide
  • Remote/virtual Hearings
  • SRLs
  • Vulnerable populations
  • Debt collection
  • Tech tools

Checklist for Judges

  • Checklist
  • Remote/virtual Hearings

Mock Videoconference Hearing: Pierce County (WA) Superior Court

  • Case study
  • Sample notice/order
  • Remote/virtual Hearings

Remote Conferencing Tips and Security Guides

  • Considerations
  • Remote/virtual Hearings

Ramping Down and Ramping Up Webinar

  • Webinar
  • Personal protective equipment (PPE)
  • Remote/virtual Hearings
  • Case management
  • Human resources

Tiny Chat: Federal Pass Through Funding

  • Communications & Funding
  • Technology
  • Tiny Chat/Short Video
  • Children and family law
  • Evictions and foreclosures
  • High volume dockets
  • Digital divide
  • Language access and interpreters
  • Remote/virtual Hearings
  • SRLs
  • Vulnerable populations
  • Debt collection
  • Tech tools

Lights, Camera, Motion #3 Webinar

  • Webinar
  • Appellate process and procedure
  • Live streaming

Cyber Threats and Cyber Hygiene During the COVID-19 Pandemic Crisis

  • Considerations
  • Cybersecurity

Key Virtual Hearing Platform Capability Considerations

  • Checklist
  • Considerations
  • Live streaming
  • Remote/virtual Hearings

COVID-19 Translated Resources Directory

  • Fact sheet
  • Language access and interpreters

Video Conferencing Configurations

  • Children, Families, and Elders
  • Civil
  • Technology
  • Considerations
  • Evictions and foreclosures
  • Remote/virtual Hearings
  • SRLs
  • Case management
  • Tech tools

Teleconferencing Platforms

  • Considerations
  • Remote/virtual Hearings

CCJ/COSCA Family Justice Initiative Virtual Triage, Pathways and COVID-19

  • Considerations
  • ODR
  • Remote/virtual Hearings
  • Case management

Implementing Technology in Times of Crisis

  • Considerations
  • ODR
  • Cybersecurity
  • Tech tools

Lights, Camera, Motion #2 Webinar

  • Webinar
  • Live streaming
  • Remote/virtual Hearings

Tiny Chat: Clear Communications

  • Children, Families, and Elders
  • Civil
  • Communications & Funding
  • Technology
  • Tiny Chat/Short Video
  • Children and family law
  • Evictions and foreclosures
  • Guardianship
  • High volume dockets
  • Traffic
  • Digital divide
  • Language access and interpreters
  • Remote/virtual Hearings
  • SRLs
  • Vulnerable populations
  • Debt collection
  • Tech tools

Lights, Camera, Motion #1 Webinar

  • Webinar
  • Live streaming
  • Remote/virtual Hearings

Tiny Chat: Introduction & Thinking About Court Users in the Response to COVID-19

  • Appellate
  • Children, Families, and Elders
  • Civil
  • Communications & Funding
  • Criminal
  • Technology
  • Tiny Chat/Short Video
  • Digital divide
  • Language access and interpreters
  • Remote/virtual Hearings
  • SRLs
  • Vulnerable populations
  • Case management
  • Debt collection
  • Tech tools

Treatment Courts and COVID-19 #2 Webinar

  • Webinar
  • Vulnerable populations

Coronavirus & the Courts: Survivors of Domestic Violence

  • Considerations
  • Remote/virtual Hearings
  • Case management

Prioritization of Case Types

  • Considerations
  • Case management

Linking a YouTube Account to a Zoom Account

  • Checklist
  • Live streaming
  • Remote/virtual Hearings

FEMA Public Assistance Resources for Courts

  • Considerations
  • Courthouse access/screening
  • Facilities
  • Human resources

Remote Court Operations Incorporating A2J Principles

  • Civil
  • Checklist
  • Evictions and foreclosures
  • Facilities
  • Case management

Access to Justice Considerations for State and Local Courts Webinar

  • Webinar
  • Remote/virtual Hearings
  • SRLs
  • Vulnerable populations

Treatment Courts and COVID-19 Webinar

  • Webinar
  • Vulnerable populations

Managing Juries and Jury Trials During the COVID-19 Pandemic Webinar

  • Webinar
  • Jurors and juror selection
  • Jury trials