In an effort to deal with the severe underfunding of the judicial system in Alabama, Chief Justice Roy Moore has ordered all circuit and district clerks to close their offices to the public on Wednesdays. This move is designed to enable the clerks offices to handle their workload while dealing with their staff shortages.
In order to deal with the impact this order has on filing deadlines, Justice Moore ordered each circuit to implement a drop-box system to allow for the timely filing of pleadings and motions or other time-sensitive matters. He also ordered that each circuit is to establish a procedure for dealing with true emergencies, such as petitions for protection from abuse or for the issuance of warrants.
To read a copy of Justice Moore’s order, click order closing clerks offices on wednesdays