The Supreme Court of Texas and Court of Criminal Appeals, working with the Office of Court Administration are committed to ensure that justice continues to be served to all Texans in the current pandemic situation.

Current Emergency Orders Issued 

In response to COVID-19, the Supreme Court has issued the following Emergency Orders that are still in effect.

Emergency Order 6 - Issued 3/24/2020

The 2020 elections for presidents-elect and directors of the State Bar of Texas and the Texas Young Lawyers Association must be conducted online only, by electronic vote, and not by paper ballot. The voting period is extended to May 29, 2020, at 5:00pm.​

Emergency Order 12 - Issued 4/27/2020
Clarified and amends the 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 5th, 7th, 8th, 9th, and 11th Emergency Orders.


Emergency Order 13 - Issued 4/29/2020
Allows those registered for the July Bar Exam to withdraw and register for a future exam and directs the Board of Law Examiners to consider additional changes if the July Bar Exam cannot be held due to COVID-19.


Emergency Order 14 - Issued 4/29/2020
Amends and extends the 10th Emergency Order regarding the collection of consumer debt.

Emergency Order 15 - Issued 05/14/2020

Regarding the COVID-19 State of Disaster

Emergency Order 16 - Issued 05/14/2020

Regarding the COVID-19 State of Disaster