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COVID-19 Updates

Below is a compilation of resources and public announcements to aid our members as they face the challenges related to the Covid-19 pandemic. This information is continually changing so please note that some might already be outdated. Check back frequently for updates.

General Resources
From AO: http://jnet.ao.dcn/news-events/coronavirus-covid-19-guidance

Court Orders
From AO: http://jnet.ao.dcn/news-events/coronavirus-covid-19-guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-guidance-court-orders

Best Practices
From AO: http://fjc.dcn/forums/magistrate-best-practices
The FMJA encourages its members to visit this link and pose questions and/or comments on that forum under the following categories:

  1. How are continuances in criminal cases being handled in your district in light of COVID-19?
  2. Are pre-trial detainees seeking release in your district due to COVID-19?
  3. Handling criminal hearings remotely
  4. Magistrate Judge involvement in court governance during the pandemic
  5. How are civil matters being handled in your district in light of COVID-19?