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LA Supreme Court extends ban on in-person proceedings

Posted at 12:37 PM, Apr 30, 2020

The Louisiana Supreme Court has extended its prohibition on in-person proceedings and its filing deadlines until May 18.

According to a release, the court issued its two newest orders on Wednesday to comply with the evolving mandates regarding COVID-19.

The court's latest announcement comes after Gov. John Bel Edwards announced on Monday that he would be extending his Stay-At-Home Order to May 15.

According to the first order, all the provisions in the court's April 6 and April 22 orders will remain in place. Those orders extended nearly all trials into June and allowed for many court proceedings to go forward through remote conferencing. The first order also extends the in-person prohibition.

According to the second order, all court filings that were due between March 12 through May 15 shall be considered timely if filed no later than Monday, May 18. Those who are unable to meet this deadline due to the COVID-19 emergency can submit motions for extensions of time.

The release about the court's new order can be viewed below, since it may be easier to read.

The first order from the supreme court can be read below.

The second order from the supreme court can be read below.

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