7th Order Extending Declaration of Judicial Emergency

The 7th Order Extending Declaration of Judicial Emergency in Response to COVID-19 Emergency can be found here.

The new date through which the extension applies is August 9, 2020.

Included in the new Order is the following:

  • Plans for restarting jury trials, as required by Paragraph 16 of the Sixth Order, shall be submitted by Chief Circuit Court Judges to the Chief Justice.
  • Jury trials may be held as soon as the plan has been submitted and approved by a panel of three Justices in consultation with the Office of the Executive Secretary.
  • No jury trials shall occur in any locality in the Commonwealth for the duration of this Order, unless and until the plan applicable to the locality has been approved by the panel.
  • The tolling period as a result of the Judicial Emergency for such statutes of limitation and deadlines shall be limited to March 16, 2020 through July 19, 2020.

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