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On Monday, March 16, the Judiciary adopted Rules that allow the Chief Judge, under emergency authority, to identify alternate court locations, transfer cases if necessary, and allow pleadings to be filed in alternate locations. The Rules also permit the Chief Judge to suspend, toll, extend or grant other relief from time deadlines and requirements, including filing of appeals and the expiration of injunctive, restraining, protective, or other orders that would otherwise expire. A copy of the order can be found here.

On Monday evening, the Judiciary released an updated Administrative Order. The new Administrative Order supersedes the original order and attempts to clarify questions and concerns raised by our community in response to the March 13 order. The new Administrative Order takes effect on March 17. A copy of the order can be found here.