Running List of Texas Supreme Court Emergency Orders affecting Texas Bar Books Practice Manuals
The Texas Supreme Court has issued a number of temporary emergency orders in response to the Coronavirus pandemic, some of which are relevant to Texas Bar Books practice manuals. Please review the following list to see which orders apply to your manual. A complete list of the emergency orders can be found on the court’s website.
Final Emergency COVID Order Relating to Trial Procedures – Issued 1/27/2023
The Final Emergency Order amends and renews the COVID-pandemic-related emergency court procedures in effect during the pandemic. The order allows courts to conduct remote proceedings and take precautions to avoid exposing proceedings and participants to the threat of COVID-19. The Order becomes effective February 1, 2023, and expires March 1, 2023. It may be accessed here.
Emergency Order Relating to Evictions – Issued 2/28/2023
The Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs continues to process previously submitted applications for rental assistance funds. Eviction relief and rental assistance may still be available to certain tenant-defendants in eviction proceedings. The emergency order provides for procedures in evictions where such relief is available. The order is effective immediately and expires on May 1, 2023. It may be accessed here.