Entries by CriminalJustice

Chief Justice Beasley Extends Certain Emergency Directives Through July 20

By Kasi Robinson Chief Justice Cheri Beasley has issued an order extending Emergency Directives 9-16 through July 20, 2020. Relevant to criminal practitioners, these Emergency Directives provide: No sessions of court may be scheduled if doing so would contravene current public health guidelines. Remote hearings should be used to the greatest extent possible. (Emergency Directive […]

Justice Beasley Continues Trial Court Deadlines into June

By Daniel Adams and Kasi Robinson On April 13, 2020, Chief Justice Beasley issued another order further extending certain District and Superior Court filing deadlines and limitations periods into June 2020.  Until this order was issued, these deadlines were set to expire this Friday, April 17, pursuant to Justice Beasley’s March 19 order. The key […]

COVID-19 Criminal Justice Update (Apr. 1, 2020)

By Daniel Adams  With coronavirus infections multiplying exponentially around the globe, countries, states, and localities are taking action to slow the spread. This update does not attempt to recount all that has changed since my last post. In particular, I do not catalogue all the state and local stay-at-home orders that have been enacted—though the […]

Judicial Updates on COVID-19

By Daniel Adams  Criminal Justice Section members should pay close attention to rapidly developing guidance from state and federal courts concerning COVID-19. The most recent guidance is summarized below, and the relevant orders are linked. Please also check with your local courts to track developments affecting you and your clients; as of 11:00 a.m. Monday, March […]

ABCs of Criminal Court CLE Scheduled for March 15

Nuances and complexities abound in criminal and traffic law. The simplest of cases may have unfathomable consequences to your client’s finances, employment opportunities, even their freedom.  A CLE that glosses over the basics is not enough. A CLE that offers an in-depth look at obscure subject matter is not sufficient. Get ahead on your 2019 […]