The Texas Supreme Court and Court of Criminal Appeals issued an order Friday regarding the COVID-19 state of disaster. You can read the order here.

Also Friday, the Supreme Court issued judicial assignments for appellate proceedings under Texas Health and Safety Code Chapter 81. Read that order here.

The Texas judiciary is preparing for the possibility of needing to hold hearings under Chapter 81, Health and Safety Code (quarantine). One of the provisions of the law requires the appointment of an attorney to represent the person who is subject to the quarantine if the person does not already have an attorney. To facilitate expediency, the Office of Court Administration is gathering the names and contact information of attorneys who are willing or interested in serving as appointed counsel in these cases. If you are interested and willing to serve as appointed counsel, please fill out this form.