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Chief Justice Beasley postpones non-essential, in-person court proceedings for 30 days

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Chief Justice Cheri Beasley recently announced that the North Carolina Courts will postpone all non-essential proceedings for 30 days, starting Monday, December 14th. The decision was made by the Chief Justice as COVID-19 cases continue to rise within Mecklenburg County and the state.

The Order extends Emergency Directives 2–5, 8–15, 18, and 20–22 in response to the public health threat posed by the COVID-19 outbreak. The Order also clarifies that no jury trial should be conducted unless a jury has already been empaneled. Ideally, the Courts should continue to accept new filings without scheduling them until after the 30-day postponement period of January 14, 2021.

Read the order here!