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Court of Appeals Updates Operations Through August

By Jeremy Conrad

June 29, 2020

On June 29, the D.C. Court of Appeals updated the status of its operations and announced that there will be no oral arguments scheduled for July and August 2020. The latest update will be in effect through August 30, 2020. 

According to the order, cases may be decided without oral argument unless the court deems it necessary, in which case oral argument will be held by remote video conference. Unless otherwise prohibited, oral arguments will be livestreamed on YouTube. The D.C. Court of Appeals historic courthouse building will remain closed to the public. 

Pursuant to its May 21 order, the court is no longer suspending or tolling filing deadlines. Motions for extensions of time will be liberally granted. Electronic filing is strongly encouraged. Pro se parties not currently registered for efiling may file by email at [email protected]. Emergency filings may continue to be submitted by email at [email protected]. New filings may be mailed or hand-delivered to the security desk at 430 E Street, NW. The requirement to submit additional paper copies of filings remains temporarily suspended. Appellate mediations have resumed via telephonic conference or remote video conferencing. 

The court’s Office of Admissions will be closed to the public until August 30. On June 10 the court announced it will administer a remote bar exam in October 2020. The Committee on Admissions website will provide updates and details. In the interim, the Office of Admissions will continue to process applications for special legal consultant and pro hac vice status. 

The full text of the order can be viewed here.