Court orders for no trials, remote proceedings extended to June 30

The Louisiana Supreme Court issued a new order Wednesday, extending its prior order concerning proceedings to June 30.

Prior Order: All provisions of the April 6, 2020 Order of this Court shall remain
in place, except as expressly modified herein. To the extent that proceedings can
be conducted by remote conferencing, judges are encouraged to conduct all court
matters.

Jury Trials: No civil or criminal jury trial shall commence in any Louisiana state
court before June 30, 2020.

Remote Proceedings: The consent for remote proceedings in civil matters
required in Section 6 of this Court’s April 6, 2020 Order shall not be unreasonably
withheld by any party, which shall be enforced by the trial judge pursuant to the
authority granted by Louisiana Code of Civil Procedure Article 191, or as expressly
provided by law.

“The Louisiana Supreme Court and state courts across Louisiana continue efforts to slow
the spread of the coronavirus,” said Chief Justice Bernette Joshua Johnson. “In doing
so, we have extended certain provisions towards those efforts to June 30, 2020. As we
continue to prioritize the safety of our citizens, including judges and court staff, we remain
diligent in our commitment to serving all citizens of Louisiana.”