Friday, 29 May 2020

Supreme Court provides updates on how courts will expand services starting June 1

On May 15, the Supreme Court announced the court system’s reopening plan, which provides guidance on how the Judicial Branch will gradually expand court services starting June 1. As a follow-up to the initial order, the Supreme Court released six orders today that offer further direction to the courts and the public about court operations on June 1.

Wednesday, 20 May 2020

Supreme Court provides guidance on jury trials as courts plan to gradually expand operations starting June 1

Today the Supreme Court provided guidance on jury trials in Administrative Order 2020-40, dated May 19, 2020, and effective June 1, 2020. The complete order can be found here and the highlights are below:

Friday, 15 May 2020

Judicial Branch announces plan to resume limited in-person court services starting June 1

Two weeks ago we announced that the Judicial Branch had formed three task forces to determine how to gradually resume in-person services starting June 1. Our priority is to implement a limited, phased reopening that will allow greater access to the courts while keeping court personnel and the public safe through social distancing and other precautions.

Friday, 01 May 2020

Reopening Task Forces will prepare courts to resume limited in-person services

As Kentucky begins to gradually reopen business, the courts must prepare to do the same. Although in-person services are suspended until May 31, our next priority must be a reopening plan that respects social distancing while allowing greater access to the courts. Please note that this will be a limited, phased approach to ensure the health and safety of our court family and the public.

Tuesday, 28 April 2020

Extension of Filing Deadlines for Supreme Court of Kentucky and Kentucky Court of Appeals

On March 6, 2020, Governor Beshear entered Executive Order 2020-215 and declared a State of Emergency in response to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) emergency in the Commonwealth. In light of this measure and to protect the health and safety of court employees, elected officials, and the general public, this Court entered 2020-11 and 2020-17 extending appellate deadlines falling between March 16, 2020 and May 1, 2020 by a total of 30 days. In furtherance of these previous Orders, the Court hereby ORDERS as follows:

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