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:

Friday, 24 April 2020

Supreme Court issues additional guidance on handling court matters during pandemic

The Supreme Court has issued additional guidance on handling court matters during the pandemic. Administrative Order 2020-28, dated April 24, 2020, replaces in its entirety Administrative Order 2020-22, dated April 14, 2020.

Tuesday, 14 April 2020

Kentucky Court of Justice Response to COVID-19 Emergency

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, and under Section 116 of the Constitution and Supreme Court Rule 1.010, hereby ORDERS the following measures to be implemented through May 31, 2020:

Wednesday, 01 April 2020

Deadline for Reporting Continuing Legal Education Activities

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. To stop the spread of COVID-19, the Governor and public health officials have encouraged Kentuckians to stay home, limit in-person contact, practice social distancing, and avoid crowds. In light of these measures and to protect the health and safety of court employees, elected officials, and the general public, the Supreme Court of Kentucky has entered several administrative orders restricting court services and limiting in-person proceedings.

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