As a result of the Coronavirus, the North Carolina court system has largely shut down for 30 days to assist with slowing the spread of the virus. A limited number of courtrooms remain open to hear certain issues. However, the vast majority of hearings are continued automatically for 30 days. Tentatively, 30 days from the start of the shutdown would bring us to the week of April 13. However, as the duration of social distancing remains in flux there is no guarantee courts will reopen within that time frame. For the most recent updates, you can review the court system website here: https://www.nccourts.gov/covid-19-coronavirus-updates
Our office will be in touch with current clients who have court dates within these 30 days if we have not already to let them know their specific situation. We can provide consultations and appointments by either telephone or video conferencing to save both current clients and prospective clients unnecessary trips around town.