COVID-19 Resources

On October 10, Chief Justice Harold D. Melton of the Georgia Supreme Court extended the statewide judicial emergency through November 9. A previous Judicial Emergency Order froze many deadlines, such as the deadline to file an answer to a lawsuit. HOWEVER, this extended judicial emergency restarts most deadlines.

  • For cases that were pending before March 14: You will have the same amount of time after July 14 as you had as of March 14.
    For example: If an answer to a lawsuit was due on March 23, the new deadline is July 23.

  • For cases filed between March 14 and July 13: The deadline begins running on July 14.
    For example: If a civil suit was filed in June, and the answer would have been due in 30 days, the 30-day period begins July 14. The answer will be due on August 13.

  • For cases filed after July 14: Normal deadlines apply.

If your situation allows, the Court may require you to appear remotely. Some other cases may be safely conducted in-person.

The new Order also allows the Court to conduct grand juries and jury trials. There are a lot of cases backed up because of the pandemic, so jury trials probably will not happen quickly. Deadlines for indictments and jury trials are still paused.


Stimulus Money

Unemployment Benefits

Translate ยป