Court Notices and Closures re: Coronavirus (COVID-19)

To Our Friends and Business Partners:

Due to the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), many jurisdictions have suspended foreclosure sales, enforcement of eviction orders, and hearings in civil matters. The links below have the most up-to-date information for each state where we practice. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call.

 

Illinois

  • Cook County (Chicago):  All civil matters scheduled from 3/17/20 through 4/15/20 will be automatically continued for 30 days (unless the 30th day falls on a weekend, in which case it is continued to the following business day).  The Sheriff will suspend enforcement of all eviction orders through 4/15/20.
  • DuPage County:  All civil matters scheduled from 3/17/20 through 4/17/20 will be continued for 30-60 days.  The Clerk will notify all parties via mail of the continued court date.
  • Will County:  All civil matters scheduled from 3/18/20 through 4/30/20 will be continued.  The Clerk will notify all parties via mail of the continued court date.
  • Lake County:  All civil matters scheduled from 3/17/20 through 4/17/20 will be automatically continued for 28 days (unless the 28th day falls on a weekend, in which case it is continued to the following business day).  The Sheriff will suspend enforcement of all eviction orders and all foreclosure sales relating to residential real estate effective 3/17/20 and until further Order of Court.
  • Kane County:  All civil matters scheduled from 3/17/20 through 4/17/20 will be automatically continued for 35 days (unless the 35th day falls on a weekend, in which case it is continued to the following business day).  The Sheriff will suspend enforcement of all eviction orders through 4/19/20.
  • Northern District of Illinois:  All civil matters scheduled from 3/17/20 through 4/3/20 are stricken, to be re-set by the presiding judge on or after 4/6/20.  All deadlines, whether set by the court or by the Rules of Civil Procedure or Local Rules, are extended by 21 days.  However, deadlines regarding appeals remain unchanged.
  • Southern District of Illinois:  Effective 3/16/20, all civil matters are continued pending further Order of Court.

 

 

Indiana

  • Lake County:  Civil matters are not suspended.  Any attorney wishing to appear remotely for status or non-evidentiary hearings between 3/16/20 through 4/17/20 may do so without leave of court upon filing a “Notice of Remote Appearance”.
  • St. Joseph County (South Bend):  Civil matters are not suspended.
  • Marion County (Indianapolis):  All civil matters scheduled from 3/16/20 through 4/6/20 will be continued at the discretion of the court.  The Clerk will notify all parties via mail, or electronically if an appearance is on file.
  • Northern District of Indiana:  Civil matters are not suspended.  All civil matters scheduled from 3/17/20 through 5/1/20 will be conducted by telephone or video-conference.
  • Southern District of Indiana:  Civil matters are not suspended.  All civil matters scheduled from 3/13/20 through 5/1/20 may be conducted by telephone or video-conference, at the discretion of the Judge.

 

 

Iowa

  • Polk County (Des Moines):   Civil matters are not suspended.
  • Northern District of Iowa:  Civil matters are not suspended.  Parties are encouraged to participate via telephone or videoconferencing when permitted by law.
  • Southern District of Iowa:   Civil matters are not suspended, but may be continued at the discretion of the Judge.

 

 

Wisconsin

  • Milwaukee County:  All matters requiring in person appearances and foreclosure motions are suspended until after 4/30/20.  The Clerk will re-schedule all matters and notify all parties.  All non-evidentiary hearings that can be done by phone will proceed as scheduled.
  • Dane County (Madison):  Civil matters are not suspended.
  • Western District of Wisconsin:  Civil matters are not suspended.
  • Eastern District of Wisconsin:  Civil matters are not suspended.  All civil matters scheduled from 3/13/20 through 5/1/20 will be conducted by telephone or video conference.