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 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 18 - Issued 06/29/2020

Extends and amends the 17th Emergency Order, prohibits jury proceedings until September 1 but authorizes limited number of jury proceedings under certain conditions.

Emergency Order 19 - Issued 07/03/2020

Cancels the July bar exam, leaves in place the September 9-10 bar exam subject to guidance from public health authorities, and approves an online bar exam on October 5-6.