Court Coronavirus Information

COVID-19 Emergency Orders 

The Supreme Court of Texas and Court of Criminal Appeals, working with the Office of Court Administration are committed to ensure that justice continues to be served to all Texans in the current pandemic situation.

Current Emergency Orders Issued

In response to COVID-19, the Supreme Court has issued the following Emergency Orders that are still in effect.

Emergency Order 6 - Issued 3/24/2020

The 2020 elections for presidents-elect and directors of the State Bar of Texas and the Texas Young Lawyers Association must be conducted online only, by electronic vote, and not by paper ballot. The voting period is extended to May 29, 2020, at 5:00pm.​

Emergency Order 13 - Issued 4/29/2020

Allows those registered for the July Bar Exam to withdraw and register for a future exam and directs the Board of Law Examiners to consider additional changes if the July Bar Exam cannot be held due to COVID-19.

Emergency Order 15 - Issued 05/14/2020

Permits the resumption of eviction proceedings on May 19 but requires a sworn petition to state that the premises are not subject to the moratorium on evictions imposed by the CARES Act.

Emergency Order 16 - Issued 05/14/2020

Permits the resumption of proceedings in consumer debt cases but requires certain actions related to the stimulus funds that might be subject to a consumer debt action.

Emergency Order 17 - Issued 05/26/2020

Extends and amends paragraphs 3, 4, 5, 6, & 9 of the 12th Emergency Order, prohibits jury proceedings until August 1 but authorizes limited number of jury proceedings under certain conditions.