State Courts

Chief Justice of Kentucky John D. Minton Jr. updated the legislature Thursday on how the Judicial Branch has responded to the COVID-19 public health crisis. To prepare for a phased reopening, which...
How will the legal system balance public health concerns with due process in the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic? Chief Judges have had to rethink how day-to-day business gets done. Dan Glazier,...
As criminal courts grapple with the COVID-19 pandemic, some in the legal industry wonder whether a virtual jury trial could be next. As Zoom becomes a regular fixture in courts, some are concerned...
How civil courts are operating during the pandemic has varied widely from state to state – and sometimes from county to county. Colleen Cotter, executive director of the Legal Aid Society of...
The courts have been closed to all but emergency matters. Judges are conducting conferences by telephone and video. Lawyers, sheriffs, and judges are wearing face masks, and jury trials have been put...