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Coronavirus: Travis Co. suspends in-person civil, family court hearings

The emergency order, which goes in effect on Monday, said those hearings will be postponed and rescheduled through the Court Administration.

AUSTIN, Texas — On Saturday Travis County said it will suspend all in-person non-emergency civil and family court hearings until April 13 in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The emergency order, which goes in effect on Monday, said those hearings will be postponed and rescheduled through the Court Administration.

The order includes all jury trials, all non-jury trials and all non-essential hearings in the family and civil courts, Travis County officials said. It does not include juvenile court matters.

Officials said lawyers and litigants should exercise their best judgement as to whether their hearing is an emergency and communicate with Court Administration at 512-854-CIVIL or traviscivilcourts@traviscountytx.gov.

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They are asked to wait for a response before attempting to visit the courthouse in-person for any matter.

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