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Webinars to Help Courts Navigate the Digital Workplace During the Coronavirus
Courts around the country are responding to the coronavirus in numerous ways, working to balance public health and safety with access and openness. NCSC is compiling resources, news, court orders, and more and updating this page on a daily basis.
Webinar: How state courts are using innovative technologies and responsible health and safety practices to resume jury trials, May 22 at 3 pm EDT
POC: Nora Sydow
Resuming court operations webinar attracts 3,200 worldwide
The Pandemic RRT creates roadmap to guide state courts forward
How can courts approach the processes for the application and review of civil filing fee waivers during the pandemic? What should courts consider to ensure court staff and self-represented litigants understand the necessary steps and requirements for requesting a civil filing fee waiver while also accounting for social distancing requirements? Would it help if NCSC Consultants Zach Zarnow and Danielle Hirsch rhymed about this? Come find out in the seventh Tiny Chat.
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Coronavirus and the Courts State Profiles 5-20-2020
For two days in May 2019, Nebraska Supreme Court Chief Justice Michael Heavican hosted the National Pandemic Summit at the University of Nebraska Medical Center, home to the country’s largest biocontainment unit. The summit, which now looks to be ahead of its time, brought court leaders, public health officials, legislators, and executive branch officials from 25 states and three territories together to start a conversation on how states need to plan and prepare for a pandemic, which often includes quarantines that raise many potential legal issues. The summit, the first-of-its-kind, was funded through a grant from the State Justice Institute and staffed by the National Center for State Courts.
Go here to read more about the summit.
The report for Florida's Eleventh Circuit (Miami-Dade) examined both court staff's awareness of health issues and their knowledge of how to prepare themselves. Surveyed court staff regarding whether or not they would return to work amidst a pandemic and under what conditions.