Courts around Georgia announced closures Monday as rain and wind from Tropical Storm Irma swirled in from Florida. Although the Georgia state government closed for both Monday and Tuesday, many courts announced closures only for Monday, with decisions on Tuesday to be made later.
The courts closing Monday included:
• The Atlanta staff offices of the U.S Circuit Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit including the clerk’s office.
• All locations of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia.
• The Fulton County Courthouse and the DeKalb County Courthouse.
• All locations for the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Georgia. That court’s announcement said, “All offices plan to resume normal operation on Tuesday, September 12.”
• The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Georgia closed Friday in anticipation of the storm, and it planned to be closed through Tuesday.
The Atlanta offices of King & Spalding, Alston & Bird and Troutman Sanders were closed Monday.
The Atlanta offices of Eversheds Sutherland, Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton, Baker Donelson and Morris Manning & Martin offices also were closed.
Several events also were canceled or postponed. The Southern Center for Human Rights announced Monday that the the Decriminalizing Race & Poverty Symposium scheduled for Tuesday at the Georgia State University College of Law was canceled.
Emory University School of Law announced that weather problems prompted the cancellation of Wednesday’s appearance by U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor.