The Presiding Judge of the largest court system in the United States just released the attached order. It is completely unprecedented, extending statutes of limitation, continuing trial dates and appearances but allowing many emergency services to proceed. Attorneys will be parsing this over clearly, but the courts are literally closed on March 16-19, 2020 as if there is a court holiday. From March 20 through April 16, 2020, “all courtrooms will be closed for judicial business” except for time-sensitive, essential functions such as family law TROs, Probate ex partes, Search Warrants and Arraignments. Contact your attorney or the courtroom immediately to learn exactly how this will effect you as a litigant.