Latest Texas Supreme Court COVID-19 Emergency Relief Related Orders Address Jury Trial and Tenant Eviction Rules During COVID Emergency


Texas attorneys and their clients should take note of two two new Texas Supreme Court COVID-19 pandemic related emergency orders issued this week:

  • The 29th Emergency Order extends a previous court order outlining limitations on jury trials to February 1 from December 1 while continuing to require courts to use all reasonable efforts to hold proceedings remotely and to follow the OCA’s Guidance for all Court Proceedings;
  • The 28th Emergency Order extends deadlines for procedures for tenants to apply for the Texas Eviction Diversion Program, a statewide assistance program intended to help tenants behind on rent avoid evictions. Learn more about the Texas Eviction Diversion Program at txcourts.gov/eviction-diversion

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