In response to the Chief Justice’s declaration Saturday, March 14 of a statewide judicial emergency, the Supreme Court of Georgia has determined the following:
- The declaration order automatically suspends filing deadlines in this Court until 11:59 p.m. on April 13, 2020, which is the date the order terminates;
- When the order does expire, attorneys will have the same amount of time to file their documents that they had remaining at the time the order went into effect on March 14;
- In the meantime, attorneys do not need to file an extension of time;
- While the order is in place, failure to file certain documents that have specific deadlines, such as briefs, cannot be grounds for dismissing a case. However, the Court encourages parties to continue to file briefs and other documents when practicable, as the Court is continuing to work on cases.