To assure that the parties would not be affected in judicial proceedings during the COVID-19 pandemic, the National Counsel of Justice (“CNJ”), issued the Decree 313/2020.
The Decree 313/2020 established the, so called, Extraordinary Duty Regime, to provide to judges, and court clerks, the authorization to work on a home office system, also assuring the maintenance of essential services on each Court, to guaranty that they will remain functioning.
The Decree 313/2020 also ordered the suspension of all judicial terms, until April, 30, 2020.
The Decree 314/2020, published on April, 20, 2020, was issued by CNJ aiming not only to extend the orders established by Decree 313/2020, until May, 15, 2020, but also to partially modify some of them.
The modifications brought by CNJ on the Decree 314/2020 are the following:
The CNJ Decree 314/2020 come into effect as of May, 01, 2020, and until then remain valid all orders previous established by the Decree 313/2020.
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