The Coronavirus warnings are bringing fast moving changes to our daily lives.
Chief Justice Tom Parker of the Alabama Supreme Court issued an Order on Friday, March 13 that has an impact on courts, and judicial offices, across the State, including Bibb County. The Bibb Voice contacted local judicial officials for a statement regarding court schedules starting the week of March 16, 2020.
Circuit Clerk Kayla Cooner released the following statement: “Pursuant to Alabama Supreme Court Order all Circuit and District Court proceedings have been suspended from March 16, 2020, until April 16, 2020. If you were to report for Jury Service in Bibb County Circuit Court on Monday, March 16, 2020, you DO NOT have to appear.
All other court docket dates scheduled between March 16th and April 16th will be rescheduled by the Court and the parties will receive notice of their new court date.
The Bibb County Circuit Clerk’s Office will operate on a regular schedule. If you have any questions you can contact the Clerk’s Office at 205-926-3103.”
District Judge Craig Cargile said: “all of my dockets will be continued to the next available docket after 4/16. We will still issue emergency JU orders, PFAs, and hold 72-hour bail hearings. Anything that can be handled by agreement or telephone conference can still be handled on an as needed basis.”
Probate Judge Stepanie Kemmer said: “Regarding probate court, pursuant to the Alabama Supreme Court’s Order, all In person hearings will be postponed until after 4/16 with the exception of emergency involuntary commitment/mental health hearings. Anything that can be handled without meeting in person will continue to be addressed. Our offices remain open with regard to tag renewals, driver’s license renewals, land recordings, probate pleadings, etc.”
Any person visiting the court houses in Bibb County should observe the health precautions that have been publicly posted from health officials. If you are sick or have symptoms of a cold or respiratory infection stay at home. Take the time to read the expert professional recommendations offered by Dr. John Meigs in this article: click here