UPDATE–Chief Justice Beasley Orders Extension of Emergency Directive Regarding Summary Ejectment Cases

Chief Justice Cheri Beasley has extended Emergency Directive 18 for 30 days in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. This directive requires that an affidavit be filed in residential evictions to confirm compliance with the federal CARES Act.

“Although the federal moratorium on certain evictions is ending, several provisions of the CARES Act continue to apply,” said Chief Justice Beasley. “This directive helps to ensure that magistrates have the information necessary to determine whether those provisions apply in each case.”

By law, emergency directives issued by the Chief Justice in response to a catastrophe expire every 30 days unless they are renewed.

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Chief Justice Order – 24 July 2020 – 7A 39(b)(2) Emergency Directive 18