Federal judge includes 'be kind' advice in orders following COVID-19 pandemic

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U.S. District Judge Amy Totenberg of Atlanta has some words of advice in an order outlining new procedures and extended deadlines in her courtroom following the COVID-19 pandemic.

Totenberg wrote this: “Be kind to one another in this most stressful of times. Remember to maintain your perspective about legal disputes, given the larger life challenges now besetting our communities and world. Good luck to one and all.”

The Daily Report Online and Above the Law have coverage.

Lawyers on Twitter said Totenberg appeared to be including the order in all of her cases.

All jury trials have been suspended for 30 days in the Northern District of Georgia, where Totenberg is a judge. It is among dozens of federal courts pausing jury trials.

Totenberg’s sister is NPR Supreme Court journalist Nina Totenberg.

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