Due to the Judicial State of Emergency from the Covid-19 pandemic, the 2020 Calendars are modified.

Any party or attorney wishing to present a Rule Nisi to set a matter remotely or for an in-person or remote hearing shall present the same to the assigned judge until further order of this Court.  Both essential and non-essential cases may be scheduled by Rule Nisi at the discretion of the presiding judge assigned to the case.

Criminal cases may be set for a hearing using the same procedure in place prior to the issuance of state or circuit emergency judicial orders.

Both civil and criminal cases may be set using remote participation at the discretion of the presiding judge.

The following is the Revised 2020 Superior Court Calendar of the Appalachian Circuit for the time period between November 12, 2020, and December 31, 2020.

  • Fannin Civil Nonjury Hearings on November 12, 2020, shall include only the remote hearings or in-person hearings which the assigned judge has set by Rule Nisi.
  • Pickens Civil Nonjury Hearings on November 13, 2020, shall include only the remote hearings or in-person hearings which the assigned judge has set by Rule Nisi.
  • Pickens Grand Jury shall convene on November 16, 2020.
  • Gilmer Civil Nonjury Hearings on November 17, 2020, shall include only the remote hearings or in-person hearings which the assigned judge has set by Rule Nisi.
  • Gilmer Criminal Nonjury on November 17, 2020, shall include plea hearings for both incarcerated and non-incarcerated defendants, arraignments, probation revocations, bond motions and other motion hearings. Calendar times shall be staggered.
  • Pickens Civil Nonjury Hearings on November 18, 2020, shall include only the remote hearings or in-person hearings which the assigned judge has set by Rule Nisi.
  • Pickens Criminal Nonjury on November 18, 2020, is CONTINUED.
  • Fannin Civil Nonjury Hearings on November 19, 2020, shall include only the remote hearings or in-person hearings which the assigned judge has set by Rule Nisi.
  • Fannin Criminal Nonjury on November 19, 2020, shall include plea hearings for both incarcerated and non-incarcerated defendants, arraignments, probation revocations, bond motions and other motion hearings. Calendar times shall be staggered.
  • Gilmer Criminal Motions and Pleas on November 20, 2020 (Judge Priest), shall include plea hearings for both incarcerated and non-incarcerated defendants, arraignments, probation revocations, bond motions and other motion hearings. Calendar times shall be staggered.
  • Pickens Criminal Motions and Pleas on November 20, 2020 (Judge Weaver), shall include plea hearings for both incarcerated and non-incarcerated defendants, arraignments, probation revocations, bond motions and other motion hearings. Calendar times shall be staggered.
  • Fannin Criminal Motions and Pleas on November 20, 2020 (Judge Worcester), shall include plea hearings for both incarcerated and non-incarcerated defendants, arraignments, probation revocations, bond motions and other motion hearings. Calendar times shall be staggered.
  • Pickens Accountability Court Pleas on November 13, 2020, are rescheduled to November 20, 2020.
  • Gilmer Civil Nonjury Hearings on December 1, 2020, shall include only the remote hearings or in-person hearings which the assigned judge has set by Rule Nisi.
  • Gilmer Criminal Nonjury on December 1, 2020, shall be continued to December 15, 2020, with Judge Priest presiding.
  • Pickens Civil Nonjury Hearings on December 2, 2020, shall include only the remote hearings or in-person hearings which the assigned judge has set by Rule Nisi.
  • Pickens Criminal Nonjury on December 2, 2020, shall be continued to December 16, 2020, with Judge Weaver presiding.
  • Fannin Civil Nonjury Hearings on December 3, 2020, shall include only the remote hearings or in-person hearings which the assigned judge has set by Rule Nisi.
  • Fannin Criminal Nonjury on December 3, 2020, shall be continued to December 17, 2020 with Judge Worcester presiding.
  • Pickens Criminal Jury Trials set for December 7, 2020 are CONTINUED.
  • Gilmer Civil Nonjury Hearings on December 8, 2020, shall include only the remote hearings or in-person hearings which the assigned judge has set by Rule Nisi.
  • Gilmer Criminal Nonjury on December 8, 2020, shall include plea hearings for both incarcerated and non-incarcerated defendants, arraignments, probation revocations, bond motions and other motion hearings. Calendar times shall be staggered.
  • Pickens Civil Nonjury Hearings on December 9, 2020, shall include only the remote hearings or in-person hearings which the assigned judge has set by Rule Nisi.
  • Pickens Criminal Nonjury on December 9, 2020, shall include plea hearings for both incarcerated and non-incarcerated defendants, arraignments, probation revocations, bond motions and other motion hearings. Calendar times shall be staggered.
  • Fannin Civil Nonjury Hearings on December 10, 2020, shall include only the remote hearings or in-person hearings which the assigned judge has set by Rule Nisi.
  • Fannin Criminal Nonjury on December 10, 2020, shall include plea hearings for both incarcerated and non-incarcerated defendants, arraignments, probation revocations, bond motions and other motion hearings. Calendar times shall be staggered.
  • Pickens Grand Jury scheduled to reconvene on December 14, 2020, shall be continued to January 11, 2021.
  • Pickens Criminal Jury Trials set for December 14, 2020 are CONTINUED.
  • Gilmer Civil Nonjury Hearings on December 15, 2020, shall include only the remote hearings or in-person hearings which the assigned judge has set by Rule Nisi.
  • Gilmer Criminal Nonjury on December 15, 2020, with Judge Priest presiding, shall include plea hearings for both incarcerated and non-incarcerated defendants, arraignments, probation revocations, bond motions and other motion hearings. Calendar times shall be staggered.
  • Pickens Civil Nonjury Hearings on December 16, 2020, shall include only the remote hearings or in-person hearings which the assigned judge has set by Rule Nisi.
  • Pickens Criminal Nonjury on December 16, 2020, with Judge Weaver presiding, shall include plea hearings for both incarcerated and non-incarcerated defendants, arraignments, probation revocations, bond motions and other motion hearings. Calendar times shall be staggered.
  • Fannin Civil Nonjury Hearings on December 17, 2020, shall include only the remote hearings or in-person hearings which the assigned judge has set by Rule Nisi.
  • Fannin Criminal Nonjury on December 17, 2020 with Judge Worcester presiding, shall include plea hearings for both incarcerated and non-incarcerated defendants, arraignments, probation revocations, bond motions and other motion hearings. Calendar times shall be staggered.
  • Gilmer motions and pleas will be held on January 15, 2021.
  • Pickens motions and pleas will be held on January 15, 2021.
  • Fannin motions and pleas will be held on January 15, 2021.
  • Parties and attorneys shall contact the Juvenile Judges’ Offices for instructions on scheduling hearings.
  • Parties and attorneys shall contact the assigned Probate Judges’ Offices for instructions on scheduling hearings.
  • Parties and attorneys shall contact the assigned Magistrate Judges’ Offices for instructions on scheduling hearings.
  • The Clerk’s office is instructed not to accept Rule Nisis for court dates between now and December 9, 2020, without first presenting the same to the assigned judge, other than default judgments or other uncontested matters.

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