UPDATE–Chief Justice Beasley Orders Extension of Emergency Directives

Chief Justice Cheri Beasley has extended emergency directives in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. These directives postpone jury trials and prescribe social distancing measures. The Chief Justice also extended a directive allowing additional time for clerks of superior court to schedule summary ejectment proceedings. “Courthouses continue to serve the public across North Carolina, but the…

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UPDATE–Chief Justice Cheri Beasley Issues Emergency Orders Requiring Face Coverings in Courthouses and Planning for the Resumption of Jury Trials

 Chief Justice Cheri Beasley has issued new emergency directives in response to the COVID-19 pandemic that require the wearing of face coverings inside county courthouses and planning for the resumption of jury trials.  “I have issued several emergency directives calculated to reduce the spread of COVID-19 in North Carolina’s communities,” said Chief Justice Beasley. “Consistent with the Governor’s…

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Buncombe County COVID-19 Community Update: July 13, 2020

As of noon on July 13, 2020, there have been 898 lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Buncombe County residents. Sadly, 32 residents of Buncombe County have died as a result of COVID-19. Currently, 188 of these individuals are in isolation. Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, there have been outbreaks at 10 long-term care…

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Chief Justice Beasley Issues Order Extending Several Existing Emergency Directives

 Chief Justice Cheri Beasley has extended several existing emergency directives in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The directives continue to allow increased use of technology and seek to limit foot traffic in courthouses. “The extension of these emergency directives are absolutely crucial to ensuring that our court system continues to administer justice while protecting the health…

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Chief Justice Beasley Issues Directives on Jury Trials & Courthouses

Chief Justice Cheri Beasley has extended emergency directives in response to the COVID-19 pandemic that postpone jury trials and prescribe social distancing measures. The Chief Justice also issued a new directive allowing additional time for clerks of superior court to schedule summary ejectment proceedings. “Courthouses are open across North Carolina, but the public health threat posed…

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Let’s Talk COVID-19: Mind, Body, and Social Justice

This afternoon, BCHHS and community partners are hosting a community conversation called Let’s Talk COVID-19: Mind, Body, and Social Justice. Carrying the weight of a global pandemic paired with critical social action is exhausting. None of us can fast-forward through this difficult time, but we can make it manageable. Join the conversation today, Tuesday, June…

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UPDATE–Chief Justice Beasley Holds Press Conference Today, Tuesday, 11am

 Chief Justice Cheri Beasley will hold a press conference on Tuesday, June 2, at 11:00 am, to speak about the intersection of the justice system and the protests occurring in cities and communities across North Carolina. To enact social distancing measures and limit the spread of COVID-19, only credentialed media are invited to attend this event…

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Covid-19 Benefits

A helpful guide to benefits for clients and attorneys during the Covid-19 pandemic, courtesy of Pisgah Legal Services. Download here PLS Benefits UpdateV3.

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