On Monday, March 16, the Eighth Judicial District Court filed Administrative Order 20-02, eliminating all in-person meetings or gatherings to discuss court business. The order eliminates judges’ meetings, executive committee meetings, division judges’ meetings, bench-bar meetings, any meetings with community partners, specialty court staffing, specialty court graduations, administrative department meetings, continuing education meetings, and meetings of any judges and/or hearing masters within a particular case assignment.

The order states that necessary meetings should be conducted by phone, teleconference, video or email.