Bar Bulletin

Bar Bulletin

From the Desk of the Presiding Judge: Ramping Back up for Trials

May 2020 Bar Bulletin

By Judge James Rogers

Superior Court is preparing to reopen. The steps we take during these next few weeks will be measured and guided by public health considerations and advice from the Governor’s office. We anticipate that the Chief Justice will sign an order that will lift the ban on jury trials and leave the scheduling of all trials to local Superior Courts. This new order will effectively decouple the Governor’s orders from the courts. We anticipate that bench trials will resume in June and jury trials no later than July. 

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