TCBA takes the health and well-being of our community very seriously, and is continuing to monitor the situation as it relates to COVID-19.
Programs & Events Update
For the immediate future, the Bar Building will remain closed to the public and member activities until further notice. TCBA will provide updates on future re-opening plans in the coming weeks. Please contact the TCBA at 817.338.4092, firstname.lastname@example.org, or the following staff if you need assistance or have questions.
- Supreme Court of Texas
First Emergency Order
Second Emergency Order
Third Emergency Order
Fourth Emergency Order
Fifth Emergency Order
Sixth Emergency Order
Seventh Emergency Order
Eighth Emergency Order
Ninth Emergency Order
Tenth Emergency Order
Eleventh Emergency Order
Twelfth Emergency Order
Thirteenth Emergency Order
Fourteenth Emergency Order
Fifteenth Emergency Order
Sixteenth Emergency Order
Seventeenth Emergency Order
Eighteenth Emergency Order & Practical Guide to the Supreme Court of Texas’s 18th Emergency Order (Issued by the Court of Office Administration)
Nineteenth Emergency Order
Twentieth Emergency Order
Twenty-First Emergency Order
Twenty-Second Emergency Order
Twenty-Third Emergency Order
Twenty-Fourth Emergency Order
Twenty-Fifth Emergency Order
Twenty-Sixth Emergency Order
Twenty-Seventh Emergency Order
Twenty-Eighth Emergency Order Issued 11/9/2020
Twenty-Ninth Emergency Order Issued 11/11/2020
Executive Order No. GA-30 Relating to the Continued Response to COVID-19 as Texas Reopens Issued 9/17/2020
Executive Order No. GA-31 Relating to Hospital Capacity During COVID-19 Issued 9/17/2020
Executive Order No. GA-26 Relating to the Expanded Opening of Texas in Response to COVID-19
Guidance for All Court Proceedings During COVID-19 Pandemic (For Proceedings on or after June 1, 2020)
COVID-19 Court Operation Guidance
COVID-19 Reopening Issues Checklist
Governor's Strike Force to Open Texas
Open Texas Checklist for Office-Based Employers
Open Texas Checklists and Guidance
Tarrant County Judicial Orders
- COVID-19 Operating Plan for the Tarrant County Judiciary - June 3, 2020
Operating Plan for Tarrant County, Texas as Supplemented on June 5, 2020
322nd District Court Supplement to the COVID-19 Operating Plan for the Tarrant County Judiciary
- Local Rules Amendments for the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas, effective September 1, 2020
Requirements For Courthouse Entry During National Pandemic Emergency - Notice from the Texas Northern District Court
Court Operations Under The Exigent Circumstances Created By The COVID-19 Pandemic - Notice from the Texas Northern District Court
- Continued Court Operations During The COVID-19 Pandemic - Notice from the Bankruptcy Court - Northern District of Texas
- Order on Non-Essential Settings - Notice from the Probate Courts of Tarrant County
Second Order Issued: 3/23/2020
Video Hearings During COVID-19 – Probate Court No. 1 Issued: 4/30/2020
- Tarrant County Court At Law No. 3 Court Rules for Remote Hearings
- Notice from the 352nd District Court of Tarrant County
- Notice from the 323rd District Court of Tarrant County Related to COVID-19
- Notice from the 153rd District Court of Tarrant County
- 231st District and Associate Courts' Guidelines for Scheduling Hearings on or after June 1, 2020
Current Operational Orders for 231st, 233rd, 324th, 325th, and 322nd District Courts effective June 1, 2020
Revised Policies of the 231st, 233rd, 322nd, 324th, and 325th District Courts as to Cancellation of Dockets Due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Issued 5/7/2020
360th District Court's Guideline for Requesting Remote or In-Person Hearing Issued: 5/18/2020
360th District Court's Specific Guidelines Issued: 4/06/2020
Policies of the 231st, 233rd, 322nd, 324th, 325th, and 360th District Courts as to Discovery Disputes Arising or Pending During the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Issued: 4/02/2020
Tarrant County Family District Courts' Guidelines for Remote Hearings Issued: 4/06/2020
Family Law Standing Order Issued: 3/23/2020
Statewide and County Orders
- Governor Orders
Governor Suspends Physical Presence Requirement for Notaries in Certain Matters
Governor Abbott Extends Disaster Declaration For COVID-19
Governor Abbott Issues Executive Order Establishing Strike Force To Open Texas
Executive Order No. GA-18 - Expanded reopening of services in response to COVID-19 Issued: 4/27/2020
- Tarrant County COVID-19 Information including Executive Order of County Judge B. Glen Whitley Updated: 4/03/2020
“Essential Service” Guidance
Office of Court Administration Letter (Revised: April 2, 2020)
- State Bar of Texas
State Bar of Texas Response to Coronavirus Pandemic
Voting in 2020 Elections Will Be Online Only, Deadline Extended
The following free informational videos about COVID-19 and tenant/landlord issues can help attorneys learn more about the subject and assist in the future by representing clients facing eviction. See below for CLE details.
- Landlord/Tenant Basics in a COVID-19 World, created by Tarrant County Volunteer Attorney Services and Legal Aid of NorthWest Texas. Eligible for one hour of accredited CLE. Details inside the link.
- Emerging Landlord/Tenant Issues During the COVID-19 Pandemic, created by the Dallas Volunteer Attorney Program. One hour of self-study CLE credit, including a half-hour self-study ethics credit can be claimed for this course.
- Evictions and COVID-19, created by Houston Volunteer Lawyers. One hour of self-study CLE credit, including a quarter-hour of self-study ethics credit can be claimed for this course.
Additional Information and Resources on COVID-19 are available at the following sites:
- Navigating the Legal Landscape During a Pandemic
- The ABA Coronavirus (COVID-19) Task Force
- Center for Disease Control - Information for Businesses
- EEOC Guidelines
- Tarrant County Public Health Resources
- Texas Department of State Health Services
- World Health Organization
Resources for Remote Depositions and Conferences
- The Office of Court Administration
- State Bar of Texas
Remote Workplace Tips
Mock Hearing with Judge Hrabal Zoom Docket Demonstration
5 Essential Security Tips for Working in the Age of Zoom | InspireHUB
Family Law Section Zoom CLE
Surviving Remote Hearings in the 360th District Court
How to Look Your Best on a Webcam
13 Zoom Video Chat Tips, Tricks and Hidden Features
Products and Services for Legal Professionals
CARES ACT WEBINAR SERIES
Learn how the CARES Act affects you
Texas A&M Law faculty experts share practical, fact-based information regarding how the CARES Act is affecting those of us in Texas in this free webinar series addressing the impacts of the CARES Act for individuals, small businesses, and the health care sector.
- Individual Incentives Under the CARES Act: What’s in it for Me?
- Small Business Incentives Under the CARES Act: Will it Help My Business?
- Health Care Implications Under the CARES Act
- CARES Act Implications for Housing, Commercial Real Estate, and Bankruptcy
- Residential Eviction and Foreclosure Prevention when the CARES Act Ends
TAMU LAW ANSWERS WEBINAR SERIES
Legal Issues in the Age of the Coronavirus
- Navigating the Waters of Business Bankruptcy in the Wake of the Coronavirus Pandemic
- Workplace Implications After the COVID-19 Crisis
- Legal Ethics and Lawyering in a Pandemic and Post-Pandemic World
- Private Equity Firms and the Pandemic: Key Players, Key Concerns, and Tough Decisions
- Minority- and Women-Owned Business Enterprises and the Joint Venture: Leveraging for More Opportunities and Bigger Engagements
- Commercial Tenant Considerations in the Age of COVID
TAMU LAW ANSWERS WEBINAR SERIES
Immigration Practice and Policy During the Pandemic
- Litigating Habeas Petitions for Detained Immigrants Within the Fifth Circuit
- The Supreme Court's DACA Decision and its Impact
- Requesting Bond, Parole, and Custody Review During COVID-19
- Human Rights at the Border During COVID-19
Community Health and Safety Tips
There are a number of everyday preventive actions suggested by the CDC and other health organizations to help prevent the spread of respiratory diseases, including:
- Stay home when you are sick.
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick. Maintain social distancing of 6 feet or 2 meters, if possible.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
- Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
- Follow CDC’s recommendations for using a facemask.
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.