The Impact of COVID-19 on Pending and Newly Scheduled Court Hearings

March 19, 2020

Client Alert
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, federal and state courts throughout the country are issuing general orders providing for important changes to procedures for pending and newly scheduled court hearings. Below is a summary of such procedural changes for the federal courts located in Chicago (which appear to have been adopted in jurisdictions throughout the country) and the state courts in Cook and the surrounding collar counties. 

Please feel free to contact your Chapman litigation and bankruptcy teams should you have any questions as these orders are subject to some extent to individual judge discretion and may be modified on a case by case basis depending on the urgency of a specific matter. 

Further, nothing at the moment is preventing new suits or bankruptcies from being filed. If there is an emerging situation that requires immediate court attention, we can address the matter with the specific court to obtain direction and, if necessary, authority to take appropriate action.

U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois

U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Illinois

Circuit Court of Cook County

12th Judicial Circuit, Will County

16th Judicial Circuit, Kane County

18th Judicial Circuit, DuPage County

19th Judicial Circuit, Lake County

22nd Judicial Circuit, McHenry County

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