For almost two months, Justice has shifted down, to the rhythm of the containment. Only urgent cases and court appearances immediate were insured, even if the magistrates, the clerks and the lawyers have remained active throughout this period.
The return to normal will be gradual and slow, since it is now necessary to organize the courts, taking into account the new rules imposed by the state of public health emergency.
A restart will be slow and difficult
The containment had helped point the difficulty of implementing telework for magistrates and court clerks. Secretary departmental assistant of the union of the Grafts of France, Ms. Sophie Grimault stressed as well as :
One difficulty, which will be increased, since a part of the court clerks and judges are called to continue teleworking. The time limits are longer, the number of procedures in the suffering increases, and we can legitimately fear a congestion of the courts in the weeks and months to come. As it will take time to return to a normal situation.
Of hearings without public, wearing a mask mandatory (the lawyers ask, how they will be able to plead with a mask), the social distancing, the gestures barriers complicate a bit more this reopening of the courts.
And some jurisdictions will be more solicited than others, particularly for all that concerns the procedures of legal redress for business or family affairs for the introductions of the application for divorce, initiated by the …containment itself.