Emergency Directives Rescinded by Chief Justice Paul Newby

Chief Justice Paul Newby issued a new order on June 21, 2021 that rescinded the order issued on June 7, 2021. Last Friday, Governor Cooper signed into law Senate Bill 255 that codified the essential tools included in the June 7, 2021 order. These legislative changes render that order unnecessary. As of the date of today’s order, none…

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Local Order Regarding Face Coverings in Courthouse

ADMINISTRATIVE ORDER June 11, 2021 Re: Buncombe County Courthouse Covid-19 Mask Requirements   This matter comes on before the Senior Resident Superior Court Judge and Chief District Court Judge of the 28th Judicial District, in exercise of their in-chambers jurisdiction, through the “inherent power the court [having] the authority to do all things that are…

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Chief Justice Newby Issues New Order Related to COVID-19

Chief Justice Paul Newby issued a new order on June 7, 2021 containing Emergency Directives related to COVID-19. The order is set to expire on July 4, 2021. The new order differs significantly from the order entered by Chief Justice Newby on May 10, 2021, and modified by him on May 14, 2021, to eliminate…

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New Local Order Regarding Mask Requirements

STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA, COUNTY OF BUNCOMBE IN THE GENERAL COURT OF JUSTICE TWENTY-EIGHTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT   ADMINISTRATIVE ORDER May 17, 2021 Re: Buncombe County Courthouse Covid-19 Mask Requirements This matter comes on before the Senior Resident Superior Court Judge and Chief District Court Judge of the 28th Judicial District, in exercise of their in-chambers…

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New Order Issued by Chief Justice Paul Newby

Dear Bar Members, Chief Justice Paul Newby issued a new order today amending the order of May 10, 2021. Citing revised guidance on face coverings from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the amendment eliminates Emergency Directive 21 (face coverings in court facilities). Decisions about face coverings in courthouse facilities are left to the informed discretion of local court…

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Emergency Directive Order from Chief Justice Paul Newby

Chief Justice Paul Newby issued a new order today containing Emergency Directives related to COVID-19. The order will take effect on May 10, 2021, and expire on June 6, 2021. The new order extends many of the emergency directives in Chief Justice Newby’s April 9, 2021 order, though some emergency directives have been discontinued or modified as described…

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New Order Issued by Chief Justice Paul Newby

Chief Justice Paul Newby issued an order April 9, 2021 extending emergency directives an additional 30 days in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The dangers posed by COVID-19 remain serious, and Chief Justice Newby’s order encourages local judicial officials to adopt appropriate safety precautions in addition to those mandated by the order. The emergency directives…

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New Order Issued by Chief Justice Paul Newby

Chief Justice Paul Newby issued an order on March 12, 2021 extending emergency directives an additional 30 days in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The dangers posed by COVID-19 remain serious, and Chief Justice Newby’s order encourages local judicial officials to adopt appropriate safety precautions in addition to those mandated by the order. The emergency directives contained…

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Emergency Directives Extended

Chief Justice Paul Newby issued an order today extending emergency directives an additional 30 days in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The dangers posed by COVID-19 remain serious, and Chief Justice Newby’s order encourages local judicial officials to adopt appropriate safety precautions in addition to those mandated by the order. The emergency directives contained in the order expire on…

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Chief Justice Newby Orders Extension of Time in Bail Bond Forfeiture Proceedings

In response to COVID-19, Chief Justice Paul Newby issued an order today further extending time in certain bail bond forfeiture proceedings. The order extends the time for filing motions to set aside and objections to set-aside motions for forfeiture proceedings due for final disposition between April 14, 2020, and February 27, 2021. Today’s order also extends the stay for…

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