The Supreme Court of Georgia issued an Order declaring a Statewide Judicial Emergency to reduce the transmission of COVID-19 throughout the State of Georgia. The courts remained open to address essential functions, as defined within the Order. Additionally, all deadlines and other filing requirements were extended or tolled. Throughout the counties in Georgia, different courts released Orders outlining how they would follow the Judicial Emergency Order from the Supreme Court of Georgia. The Judicial Emergency Order had been extended four times as of August 1, 2020.
Stephanie J. Remy & Brittiny K. Slicker,
STATEWIDE JUDICIAL EMERGENCY: Judicial Order by the Supreme Court of Georgia Declaring a Statewide Judicial Emergency,
Ga. St. U. L. Rev.
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