Administrative Orders:

Additional administrative orders are available from the Administrative Office of the Courts at this link under the entry for County Announcements and Administrative Orders.

Remote Proceedings in Criminal Law Cases:

The sample colloquy and form below were developed by School of Government faculty and the Office of General Counsel for the Administrative Office of the Courts. Both documents are written to apply generically to all types of remote criminal proceedings in which a defendant has the right to be present. While the colloquy addresses all of the necessary items that we identified, variations from this language may be appropriate for certain types of proceedings and circumstances.

Colloquy for Waiving Right to Personal Appearance in a Criminal Proceeding

Waiver of Personal Appearance and Consent to A-V Proceeding

Local Forms in Civil and Criminal Cases:

Compiled here are locally-developed colloquies and forms that may be of interest.

Wake County District Court Announcement Before Webex Remote Hearing

Wake County Protocol for Family Court Webex Hearings

North Carolina Criminal Law Blog Posts:

An Update on Prisons and Jails as the Courts Expand Operations, by Jamie Markham (June 3, 2020)

New Emergency Orders Extend Deadlines in Criminal Cases, by Shea Denning (June 1, 2020)

Juvenile Justice Pandemic Lessons, by Jacquelyn Greene (May 27, 2020)

Chief Justice Enters Additional Emergency Directives Governing Court Operations, by Shea Denning (May 21, 2020)

Probation Issues Likely to Arise as the Courts Expand Operations, by Jamie Markham (May 13, 2020)

Courts Will Expand Operations on June 1, But It Won’t Be Business as Usual, by Shea Denning (May 11, 2020)

May 1 Emergency Directives Require Continuances, Authorize Remote Proceedings, and Extend Time to Pay, by Shea Denning (May 4, 2020)

Remote Delinquency Proceedings Not Otherwise Authorized in Statute, by Jacquelyn Green (April 28, 2020)

Creative Sentencing in the Age of COVID-19, by Johnathan Holbrook (April 16, 2020)

Filing Deadlines Further Extended to Combat COVID-19; Colloquy and Form Available for Remote Proceedings, by Shea Denning (April 14, 2020)

Capacity, Commitment, and COVID-19, by John Rubin (April 13, 2020)

Two-Week Moratorium on Inmate Transfers to Prison, by Jamie Markham (April 7, 2020)

April 2 Emergency Directives Require Continuances, Authorize Remote Proceedings, and Extend Time to Pay, by Shea Denning (April 6, 2020)

Sentencing Health Control Measures, by Jamie Markham (April 1, 2020)

Stay-at-Home Orders, Charges, and Stops, by Shea Denning (March 31, 2020)

FAQs about Coronavirus and the Correctional System, by Jamie Markham (March 26, 2020)

COVID-19 and Delinquency Continued Custody Hearings, by Jacquelyn Greene (March 24, 2020)

New Executive Orders Affect DMV Operations, Prohibit Certain Gatherings of More than 50 People, and Direct Entertainment Facilities and Hair Salons to Close, by Shea Denning (March 23, 2020)

Bars Shuttered, Restaurants Emptied, and Deadlines Extended to Combat Spread of COVID-19, by Shea Denning (March 19, 2020)

The Correctional System Responds to COVID-19 and Some Preliminary Thoughts on Minimizing Correctional Interactions, by Jamie Markham (March 16, 2020)

Court Is Limited and Mass Gatherings Are Prohibited to Limit Spread of COVID-19, by Shea Denning (March 16, 2020)

On the Civil Side Blog Posts:

Will We See More APS Petitions During COVID-19? What GALs Need to Know, by Tim Heinle (June 17, 2020)

Quick Reference Guide to Orders from the Chief Justice and the North Carolina Supreme Court Related to COVID-19, by Meredith Smith (June 9, 2020)

Custody and Visitation Recommendations During COVID-19, by Cheryl Howell (April 15, 2020)

Guardian ad Litem Attorney Challenges in the Era of COVID-19, by Timothy E. Heinle (April 13, 2020)

Federal and State Limits on Foreclosures in North Carolina in Response to COVID-19, by Meredith Smith (March 23, 2020)

"Catastrophic Conditions," Statutory Timelines, and Other Issues in A/N/D Court Cases, by Sara DePasquale (March 17, 2020)