Due to the Judicial State of Emergency from the Covid-19 pandemic, please see below:

View the most recent Emergency Order issued by the Supreme Court by clicking here.

View the most recent Emergency Order issued by the Appalachian Judicial Circuit by clicking here.

Any party or attorney wishing to present a Rule Nisi to set a civil matter shall present the same to the assigned judge until further order of this Court.   The assigned judge may elect to set the hearing or direct the party/attorney to the Clerk of Superior Court to set the matter on a regular civil nonjury date that is listed on the 2021 Superior Court Calendar. Any matter that exceeds two (2) hours must be authorized by the judge directly. Both essential and non-essential cases may be scheduled by Rule Nisi at the discretion of the presiding judge assigned to the case; the cases are not required to be “emergencies” to proceed.

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, and it shall be the assigned judge’s discretion as to whether the matter is by remote participation or in-person.  All incarcerated defendants shall participate by WebEx only until further order.

Any in-person proceedings shall not exceed ten (10) individuals in the courtroom at once (not counting bailiff, court security officers, court reporter, clerk(s), and judge).  Calendar times shall be staggered.   

The Revised 2021 Superior Court Calendar for the Appalachian Circuit is posted below.

  • 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.
  • 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.

Yearly Calendars

2021 Superior Court (printable)–May was amended 4/30/21
2021 Juvenile Court Calendar (printable)

Remote Proceedings

Superior Court Remote Hearings
Juvenile Court Remote Hearings

Superior Court Remote Hearings

Juvenile Court Remote Hearings